This is a Passionate Spectator alert — Advance notice of an exceptional experience for discerning fans of movies, theater, art and festivals.
I know, I know, there’s a splashy and long-delayed James Bond thriller opening in movie theaters this week. But there’s also a real-life thriller, The Rescue, opening October 8 that packs an emotional wallop you’ll remember long after 007’s exploits fade.
The Rescue is a prime opportunity to get back in a theater with your friends and peers to enjoy a great film. It was People’s Choice winner at the Toronto Film Festival, and will be the most talked-about documentary of 2021. Continue reading “‘The Rescue’ is unforgettable life and death drama”
High profile film festival held every autumn in New York City, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center
September 24 – October 10, 2021
Opening night: The Tragedy of Macbeth by Joel Coen.
Closing night: Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers.
Centerpiece selection: Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog
Website: New York Film Festival, New York, NY #NYFF21 Continue reading “New York Film Festival”
Vive la reopening! More than 95% of movie theaters have survived the pandemic, according to industry sources, and a promising Fall season is underway. Most films are opening first in the newly health-conscious theaters, like the old days, then appearing on streaming platforms after a few weeks. Here are a dozen films Poor Stuart is eagerly awaiting, including the thrilling documentary The Rescue and new work by Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), Joel Coen (The Tragedy of Macbeth), Pedro Almodovar (Parallel Mothers) and Kenneth Branagh (Belfast). Continue reading “Eagerly anticipated Fall movies”