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Kantemir Balagov’s BEANPOLE at BAM through March 11

March 2, 2020 | Katelin Levy

The acclaimed Russian post-WWII drama Beanpole, directed by 28-year-old Kantemir Balagov — who won Un Certain Regard’s Best Director prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for this “richly burnished, occasionally harrowing rendering of the persistent scars of war” — is still screening at the Film Forum in Manhattan through ...


Viewer Guide: The Guns of Navarone and The Carer

February 28, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE GUNS OF NAVARONE This week’s classic is The Guns of Navarone, the 1961 World War 2 action adventure drama directed by J. Lee Thompson. Although a work of fiction, The Guns of Navarone was inspired by the actual wartime conflict in the Aegean Sea, and opens with ...


Viewer Guide: And Justice For All and The Calling

February 21, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | AND JUSTICE FOR ALL This week’s classic is And Justice For All, a 1979 drama directed by Norman Jewison. In one of his most memorable, signature roles, Al Pacino stars as Arthur Kirkland, a passionate Baltimore defense lawyer who, despite the corruption and chaos swirling around him, is ...


Viewer Guide: Love Affair and Before Midnight

February 14, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | LOVE AFFAIR This week’s classic is Love Affair, the 1994 romantic drama directed by Glenn Gordon Caron. Beginning with its retro-style opening credits and cabaret star Bobby Short’s jaunty rendition of a 1920s pop tune, Love Affair seems like a glossy studio picture from an earlier time; that’s ...


Viewer Guide: Sense and Sensibility and The Maiden Heist

February 7, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | SENSE AND SENSIBILITY This week’s classic is Sense and Sensibility from 1995, a delightful adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved first novel scripted by Emma Thompson and directed by Ang Lee. Emma Thompson co-stars with Kate Winslet as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, devoted yet very different sisters who find ...


Viewer Guide: Gattaca and Breakable You

January 24, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | GATTACA This week’s classic is Gattaca, a 1997 a science fiction drama directed by Andrew Niccol. Set in the unspecified future, Ethan Hawke plays Vincent Freeman, smart and ambitious, yet also seriously underemployed, working as a janitor at the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation, a space travel conglomerate launching missions ...


Viewer Guide: In the Heat of the Night and Glassland

January 17, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT This week’s classic is In the Heat of the Night, the 1967 crime drama murder mystery directed by Norman Jewison. Flanked by the release of To Sir, With Love and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?, In the Heat of the Night was ...



January 10, 2020 | Katelin Levy

France’s selection for the 2020 Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film, and a sensation at the Cannes International Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize, LES MISÉRABLES opened today at Angelika Film Center. Inspired by the 2005 riots in Paris, LES MISÉRABLES follows Stéphane (Damien Bonnard), a recent transplant ...


Viewer Guide: The China Syndrome and The Ides of March

January 10, 2020 | Richard Peña

REEL 13 CLASSIC | THE CHINA SYNDROME This week’s classic is The China Syndrome, the 1979 dramatic thriller directed by James Bridges. America’s simmering post-war anxiety over the safety of nuclear power reached a boiling point with this unexpectedly prescient “what if” scenario. In an Oscar-nominated performance, Jane Fonda stars in one ...


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