REEL 13 BLOG

Viewer Guide: Roxanne and The Calling

July 3, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | ROXANNE This week’s classic is Roxanne, the 1987 romantic comedy directed by Fred Schepisi. Steve Martin stars in his own screen adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s beloved 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, giving the classic romance a contemporary twist while offering ample opportunity to showcase his trademark absurdist comedy.  ...

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Viewer Guide: The Hudsucker Proxy and Bless Me, Ultima

June 26, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE HUDSUCKER PROXY This week’s classic is The Hudsucker Proxy, a comedy-drama  from 1994 produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Co-written by the Coen brothers with writer-director Sam Raimi, The Hudsucker Proxy is a cinematic fan letter to the fast-talking romantic comedies and melodramas of Frank ...

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Viewer Guide: The Remains of the Day and We Don’t Belong Here

June 19, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE REMAINS OF THE DAY This week’s film is The Remains of the Day, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson and directed by James Ivory. The Remains of the Day represents the zenith of the long collaboration of director James Ivory, producer Ismail Merchant, and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, whose ...

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Viewer Guide: The Third Man and Ladies in Black

June 12, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE THIRD MAN Tonight’s classic is The Third Man, the great 1949 film noir mystery-thriller directed by Carol Reed. Featuring a screenplay by British novelist Graham Greene and a famous zither score by Anton Karas, The Third Man takes us to Vienna in the aftermath of World War ...

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Three Films You Can Stream From We Are One For Free

June 2, 2020 | Harris Pacey

With We Are One: A Global Film Festival now underway, here are our three picks for what you should stream. Late Marriage http://www.weareoneglobalfestival.com/events/late-marriage-2020 Streaming courtesy of the Jerusalem Film Festival, Late Marriage is streaming until June 6. From director Dover Kosashvili, the film follows a thirty-year-old bachelor whose conservative Jewish parents are trying ...

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Viewer Guide: The Buddy Holly Story and Before Midnight

May 22, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY This week’s classic is The Buddy Holly Story, the 1978 biopic directed by Steve Rash. A pioneering film in the enduringly popular genre of the rock & roll biography, The Buddy Holly Story stars Gary Busey in an Oscar-nominated performance as the seminal singer-songwriter ...

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Viewer Guide: The Producers and The Other Boleyn Girl

May 15, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE PRODUCERS This week’s classic is The Producers, the original 1967 satirical comedy marking the directorial debut of Mel Brooks, which later became the inspiration for Brooks’ blockbuster hit musical in 2001. Released well within memory of World War II, The Producers shocked and divided movie audiences of ...

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Bulletin Board: ECSA: Escapist Cinema of South Asia

May 14, 2020 | Katelin Levy

Sister South Asian Film Festivals DFW SAFF and NYC SAFF are about to embark on a new DIGITAL chapter of their six-year combined journey. They proudly co-present ECSA, Escapist Cinema of South Asia, a seven-week, online series (May 16th to June 27th) that will live stream a new film(s) every Saturday night ...

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Viewer Guide: Funny Girl and The Driftless Area

May 8, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | FUNNY GIRL This week’s classic is Funny Girl, the 1968 movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif, directed by William Wyler. Dramatizing the early career of beloved Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice, the film version of Funny Girl was the grand finale ...

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