Notes from Underground (1995)
To celebrate it’s 40th anniversary, Martin Scorsese’s iconic 1976 film “Taxi Driver” is returning to theaters for a limited two evening run. According to Entertainment Weekly, the psychological thriller will return to theaters in a new 4K restoration, overseen by Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Chapman. The program will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m through Fathom Events.
In addition, the newly restored “Taxi Driver” will be released on Blu-ray Tuesday, Nov. 8. The two-disc set will feature a Q&A with Scorsese, the film’s star Robert De Niro and screenwriter Paul Schrader recorded at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Additional bonus features include commentaries, a making-of documentary, storyboards, and animated photo galleries. The theatrical screenings will also include a 10-minute excerpt from the Tribeca Film Festival’s Q&A.
Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, Leland Orser, Emory Cohen, George Kennedy, Richard Schiff
Run Time: 111 minutes
Synopsis: The death of a beloved grandfather sends a literature professor with a high-stake gambling addiction on a path of self-loathing and destruction as he counter-balances mounting gaming debts with borrowed money from a number of dangerous loan sharks.
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes’s Rupert Wyatt shows viewers a glimpse into the havoc of an entitled and self-indulgent whiner hell-bent on self-destruction in his latest film The Gambler that stars Mark Wahlberg in the lead role.
Rebooted from James Toback’s original 1974 film starring James Caan, Wyatt’s direction and William Monahan’s screenplay are decidedly different from their predecessors: not only in comparable terms (the protagonist is still a gambling addicted literature professor and disgraced scion of a wealthy
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Indie film darling Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) stars in the thriller movie In Secret.
Set in 1860 Paris, the movie tells the story of Therese Raquin (Elizabeth Olsen), who was forced into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin (Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1) by her domineering aunt (Jessica Lange, TV’s American Horror Story). But when Therese meets her husband’s alluring friend Laurent (Oscar Isaac), the two start an illicit affair that has tragic consequences.
In Secret is based on the 19th century novel Therese Raquin by Emile Zola and the stage play of the same name by Neal Bell. The film is the first directed by actor Charlie Stratton (Notes From Underground), who also wrote the screenplay.
Rated R, the movie was released in a limited number of theaters and received mixed reviews from critics and moviegoers.
“Strange is the night where black stars rise.” – from The King In Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
True Detective is many things at once—an immersive character study, a gripping head-trippy murder mystery, a psychological profile of the anti-hero zeitgeist, a tour de force for Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. But simply and deeply, it is
Okay, so this last one isn’t true, but nevertheless, you get the picture. Hollywood loves to borrow ideas for their films from other narrative-bound arts, always have and always will.
He was born in Moscow in 1821 and published his first novel, Poor Folk, in 1846. In 1849, he was arrested for his involvement with a group of radical liberal utopians and sentenced to death by firing squad. In pure literary fashion, Dostoevsky was spared minutes before his sentence was to be carried out and instead was sentenced to 4 years labor in Siberia. After his release, he struggled for years financially but later in life he became known for his writing abilities and produced some of the masterpieces of western literature.
Although he wrote eleven novels in total, Dostoevsky is primarily remembered for five: Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment,
The 2011 Drama Desk Nominees are:
The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President; Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director) proudly announces the nominations for the 2010-11 Drama League Awards, "to be presented at The 77th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 20, 2011 (noon) in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square (1535 Broadway at 46th Street). The ceremony will be hosted by Kathleen Turner (High).
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"The Diary of a Madman" | Brooklyn Academy of Music
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Hurley is at an awards dinner getting a paleontology wing of a history museum named after him,
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