This is a boom time for Albert Maysles: his iconic Grey Gardens (1975) in a restored print is screening at Film Forum, and available from Criterion. A new documentary, Iris, about style legend Iris Apfel, a hit at the 2014 New York Film Festival will be released in late April.
Meditation is, in fact, resting in inner silence, and as that silence gradually percolates into the rest of your day, it becomes the state of unshakable happiness and peace that sometimes goes by names like nirvana or enlightenment.
The film "Revenge of the Green Dragons," directed by Andrew Lau & Andrew Loo and presented by Martin Scorsese, is based on the true story of a now-extinct, brutally bloody Chinese gang that worked in Manhattan's Queens and Chinatown in the '80s and early '90s.
Waxing nostalgic makes me want to get my hands on an old upright Moviola. It's a magical machine that captures a bygone age of cinema, a tactile one where you held images in your hand and then fed the delivery system, celluloid, through metal sprockets, rubber belts and optics.
Jersey Boys has pried open Pandora's box revealing a bit of the mob's considerable influence over the development of rock and roll and the upcoming HBO series on the '70s musical scene, with the involvement of Scorsese and Mick Jagger, should create further interest.
With credits dating back to 1954, Roger Corman has one of Hollywood's longest running careers, and every step of the way has fearlessly pioneered ideas in filmmaking, through all of new media's many definitions over the decades.
It's been a while since someone offered Griffin Dunne the chance to be the star of a movie. Or at least one that he wanted to star in. So when Justin Schwarz approached him with The Discoverers, Dunne was ready to say yes -- and is glad he did.
With the map of Brooklyn etched on his craggy face, Keitel exudes and epitomizes the borough that is known for its pugnacity. He joined the Marines as a teenager, and as an actor he has played tough guys since his debut in Martin Scorsese's Who's That Knocking at My Door?