Category Archives: Highlights

Highlights For Week Ending May 7, 2017

Highlights For Week Ending May 7, 2017

CHANGE OF TITLE FOR THE BLEEDER

On February 23, 2017, Thinking Cinema reviewed The Bleeder. This is a biopic of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, a major inspiration for Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa. The film’s distributors have retitled the film Chuck. It will release in the U.S. on May 5, 2017. It also releases in Brazil (May 25), Greece (May 25), and the Netherlands (June 1).

Here is the link to the February 23 review: http://www.thinkingcinema.com/film-review-the-bleeder/

THINKING CINEMA WILL TAKE A BREAK NEXT WEEK BUT WILL RETURN THE WEEK ENDING MAY 21, 2017.

Highlights For Week Ending April 16, 2017

Highlights For Week Ending April 16, 2017

FILM AND SCREENWRITING CLASSES AT BALTIMORE’S JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY! Yale professor Marc Lapadula will teach two seminars at Johns Hopkins University: APRIL 15, 2017: IT’S BLACK-AND-WHITE! THE GREATEST COMEDY AND FILM THRILLER Join Marc for a screenings of Some Like it Hot and Psycho, which will be followed by lecture and audience discussion. APRIL 29,Continue Reading

Highlights For Week Ending November 13, 2016

Highlights For Week Ending November 13, 2016

COMPOSER BEN MODEL PROVIDES LIVE SCORE FOR 1927 DeMILLE FILM CHICAGO On Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 pm, composer Ben Model will perform at McLean, Virginia’s Alden Theatre, improvising a live score for the 1927 Cecil B. DeMille film Chicago. Mr. Model will be joined by film historian Bruce Lawton. For further details: http://mcleancenter.org/alden-theatre/performance/icalrepeat.detail/2016/11/16/1522/-/classics-of-the-silent-screen-chicago

Thinking Cinema Goes To TIFF!

Thinking Cinema Goes To TIFF!

There will not be a newsletter for the next two weeks, as I will be in Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival. When I return, I will write a special post which includes mini-reviews of all films seen. Look for it on September 23.      

Highlights: Week Ending June 5, 2016

Highlights: Week Ending June 5, 2016

KEATON’S THE CAMERAMAN WITH LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT IN MCLEAN VA On Tuesday, June 7, McLean’s Alden Theatre will screen Buster Keaton’s 1928 masterpiece, The Cameraman. Film historian Bruce Lawton will host, and composter Ben Model will provide live musical accompaniment. This is an opportunity to see this film from the actual 16mm print used by WarnersContinue Reading

Highlights For Week Ending April 10, 2016

Highlights For Week Ending April 10, 2016

THE FUNNIEST MOVIES EVER MADE A TALK BY YALE PROFESSOR MARC LAPADULA ON APRIL 10, 2016 AT 4:30 PM AT SHERATON HOTEL IN PENTAGON CITY, YALE PROFESSOR MARC LAPADULA WILL GIVE A TALK ON THE FUNNIEST MOVIES EVER MADE. HE WILL DISCUSS BLAZING SADDLES, DR. STRANGELOVE, GROUNDHOG DAY, AND MANY MORE.  DETAILS :800 300 3438Continue Reading

Highlights: Week Ending January 31, 2016

Highlights: Week Ending January 31, 2016

My friend Robert Brotha Blaze Murray was interviewed this past Friday (January 22, 2016) on the Caribbean Radio Show. Couldn’t be happier for him! He’s an actor, author, poet, playwright, and screenwriter-truly, a man of many talents. Here’s the link from the interview: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/caribbeanradioshow/2016/01/22/live-chatrobert-brotha-blaze-murray-actorauthorpoet–reggae-artist-dre-kl

Highlights-Week Ending January 17, 2016

Highlights-Week Ending January 17, 2016

SCREENING OF SILENT CLASSIC IN VIENNA, VIRGINIA WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 7:30 PM Alden Theater presents Mary Pickford’s 1926 classic film Sparrows.  Pickford both produced and starred in the film, described as “equal parts Gothic thriller and sentimental melodrama.” Composer and film historian Ben Model will provide live accompaniment and commentary. Details:http://mcleancenter.org/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2016/01/13/1257/210/mary-pickford-s-sparrows-1926