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Mayor at the Movies

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This documentary deals with the fall of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer, who while in office, used an escort service that charged upwards of $2...

Casino Jack (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

The dramatized account of the rise and fall of corrupt Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff will fascinate--and enrage--you. Kevin Spacey is terrific, as...

All Good Things: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This is an extraordinary movie allegedly based on the Durst real estate family of New York. It's a bizarre story, and the acting of the principals, Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling and Frank Langella, is terrific and, on occasion, terrifying.

The Tourist: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

I'm not going to tell you about the plot -- it is ridiculous. For me to even discuss it would take away whatever pleasures might be there. But if I were you, I would do what most audiences have done: not go.

Black Swan: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

I hope I will not be thought of as a coarse Philistine for not praising this film. I confess that I am not a devotee of the ballet; indeed, I have att...

My Very Own Bridge

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The 59th Street Bridge has no extraordinary sight lines. It doesn't touch the sky, like the George Washington or Verrazano bridges. It's a workhorse bridge. Just like me!

Remembering John Lennon

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

On the thirtieth anniversary of the death of John Lennon, I'd like to review the new film Nowhere Boy, about the early life of the legendary Beatle.

The Social Network (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

2010-10-13-socialnetwork.jpg This is a stupendous movie, one I recommend with gusto.

The Town (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

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Leaves of Grass (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

Ed Norton stars in this film about twin brothers--one a professor at Brown University, the other a redneck--who come back together in Oklahoma when th...

A Film Unfinished (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

A new documentary examines what the Nazis hoped to accomplish with their portrayals of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto.

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

When I went to see this film, there were only about ten people in the theater. I liked it anyway. If you're a fan of film noir, I urge you to go. Th...

Middle Men (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

A.O. Scott, in his review of this film, leaves the reader with the impression that Middle Men is a soft-porno flick, akin to Boogie Nights. It's not.

Cyrus (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

If any movie can put you to sleep, this is the one. It is billed as a comedy but, believe me, it is dead weight from beginning to end. I saw the fil...

Winter's Bone (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

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I Am Love: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

I rarely like slow-moving films that take their time setting the scene for more adventurous or violent moments to come. But I was comfortable watching this movie, which is beautiful and well worth watching.

Mademoiselle Chambon: Movie Review By Ed Koch

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

Mademoiselle Chambon is just about as perfect as a film can be. In some fashion it reminded me of the 1945 British film, Brief Encounter, in terms of...

Mayor Ed Koch Flies a Kite

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

The Bollywood movie Kites contains the crazy, quixotic and humorous elements of a Mel Brooks flick and the deadly themes of violence and pyrotechnics of Quentin Tarantino.

Mayor Koch Reviews Queen Latifah's Just Wright

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

Her smile and on-screen presence make this film a winner. The film also stars the rapper Common, who is fantastic in his role.