Features : Archive for Film

Filmmaker and Writer Nora Ephron Has Died at 71

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Filmmaker, playwright and novelist Nora Ephron has died. She was 71 years old. The cause was acute myeloid leukemia. Watch clips from her most famous films.

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Watch | 5 Films about TV Nightly News Before 'The Newsroom' Premiere

Thursday, June 21, 2012

With the debut of "The Newsroom" just a few days away on HBO, WNYC decided to pull together a list of five other films set in and around TV newsrooms. Watch trailers here.


Leading Film Critic Andrew Sarris has Died at 83

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Andrew Sarris, a leading movie critic during a golden age for reviewers who popularized the French reverence for directors and inspired debate about countless films and filmmakers, died Wednesday. He was 83.


Ethan Hawke: Most TV, Movies These Days Are ‘Incredibly Stupid’

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ethan Hawke said most television shows and movies today lack depth -- and that “people mock” actors if they attempt to use the discipline as a form of self expression.

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Former 'Goodfellas' Gangster Henry Hill Dies in LA

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Henry Hill, who went from small-time gangster to big-time celebrity when his life as a mobster-turned-FBI informant became the basis for the Martin Scorsese film "Goodfellas," died Tuesday. He was 69.


Not Your Mama's 'Dark Shadows'

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's version of the cult classic "Dark Shadows" hits the big screen on Friday, bringing the Gothic soap opera back from the dead nearly 50 years after it debuted on TV. Film critic David Edelstein, of New York Magazine and Fresh Air, says this is not a remake for die-hard fans.

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New York Film Festival Founder Amos Vogel Dies at 91

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Some consider Amos Vogel the leading figure of modern film culture as he ushered in political and experimental films as well as documentaries in the late 1930s and early 1940s.


En Route to Tribeca, 2 Cuban Actors Go Missing

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In a case of life imitating art, two Cuban actors have gone missing en route to their film's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.


Tribeca Film Festival: Why It’s Worth Checking Out

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicks off on Thursday and Downtown Manhattan is preparing to once again host the festival’s stars, filmmakers and their fans. Get festival highlights.


City's Film, TV Crews Keep Busy Thanks to Pilot Season, Tax Credit

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New York is in the midst of a TV and film production boom. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment reports there are 13 TV pilots in development in the city so far this spring. That's on top of a record 23 series that were filmed in New York last year.


Titanic: Unsinkable Myth

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Listen to the radio documentary “Titanic: Unsinkable Myth,” first broadcast in 1997 and slightly updated here, which explores the artistic legacy of the ocean liner.

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WNYC’s New York African Film Festival Picks

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

All the films in this year's New York African Film Festival explore the notion of home and homeland. Here are WNYC's festival picks.


100 Years After She Sank, Titanic Continues to Fascinate

Monday, April 02, 2012

After the Titanic hit an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland, it sank on April 15, 1912 on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. More than 1,500 people died. Although the ship sank 100 years ago, the Titanic still looms large in the minds of many.

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With Growing Studio, NYC Hopes to Steal the Scene from Hollywood

Monday, March 26, 2012

Studio executives in Hollywood just turned a shade greener. Or so Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes. He and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined Steiner Studios chief Douglas Steiner and cast members from the HBO series Boardwalk Empire to cut the ribbon on five new soundstages at Steiner Studios.


Fans Line Up as The Hunger Games Opens in Theatres

Friday, March 23, 2012

Fans of the young adult trilogy The Hunger Games are lining up to see the movie version that opened Friday. The film, which began screenings at midnight, has already grossed $19.7 million.

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WATCH | Obama Campaign Releases 'Road We've Traveled' Documentary

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The campaign released The Road We've Traveled on Thursday night. The 17-minute short looks at President Obama's achievements since he's been in office. Watch the film by Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for 'Superman') here.

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A Sneak Peek at Films in the 2012 Whitney Biennial

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This year, in an unprecedented move, The Whitney Museum of American Art tapped two outside film curators — Ed Halter and Thomas Beard of Light Industry — to select the 2012 Whitney Biennial’s 75 films and film-related events. Learn more about the curators and watch a trailer for one of their favorite films in the Biennial, Michael Robinson's These Hammers Don't Hurt Us.


NYC Filmmakers Dominate Oscar Doc Nominees

Sunday, February 26, 2012

If history is any guide, the winners of the Best Short and Feature Documentary categories at Sunday night's Academy Awards will likely be New Yorkers. Since 2005, half of the winning directors and 10 of the 14 winning producers have called New York City home.


Look | 5 Memorable Oscars Moments

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sunday is the 84th Academy Awards ceremony and flashbulbs will be popping on the red carpet. To help get in the mood, here are a few highlights of memorable Oscars moments through the years.

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Join New York Public Radio's Live Chat of the Academy Awards

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

On Sunday, WNYC will host a live chat during the ABC telecast of the Oscar Awards ceremony. Special guests include Fresh Air and New York Magazine Film Critic David Edelstein, Salon's Senior Writer on Film Andrew O'Hehir, Managing Editor of Fashion for NBC New York Laurel Pinson, Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen, Fishko Files host Sara Fishko, WQXR hosts David Garland, Jeff Spurgeon, Kerry Nolan and Elliott Forrest, and the Movie Date team from The Takeaway. Join the conversation at 8 P.M. on Sunday.

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