An increased number of big-budget film productions in the mid-Hudson region in 2017 have resulted in a 300 percent increase in direct spending, according to the Hudson Valley Film Commission.
Friday, Jan. 19: A Renaissance man of music, art, performance and design, and a throwback to a time when a single individual could master nearly all the domains of making, Catskill’s Brian Dewan is a worthy and fascinating subject for a documentary.
When Jane Goodall went to work for paleoanthropologist Louis Leakey in Tanzania in 1957, her only academic background was secretarial school. She approached her work in Africa with no preconceived notions, and ended up turning the field of primate biology on its head.
It’s based on a memoir written by an Olympic-caliber skier sidelined by a serious injury who makes a shady new career running high-stakes poker games, then refuses to name names once her operation is busted.
Expect to hear a lot of praise heaped upon this deeply romantic gay coming-of-age tale. Count this reviewer among the few who were not totally ravished by it.
Sometimes a movie is worth seeing simply because the actors seem to be having such a blast playing off-type; Jumanji 2 is that sort of movie.
Beneath the shiny surface of an almost-universal stamp of approval among movie critics, Rian Johnson’s new chapter in the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, has polarized the fandom like nothing has since the introduction of Jar Jar Binks.
Gary Oldman stars as Winston Churchill in director Joe Wright’s new film. Oldman completely sells the transformation, offering up the range of the man from supremely self-confident to near-broken.
What emerges at the core of del Toro’s new film is a revelation of what “humanness” means.
Saturday, Dec. 16: One of Stephen Sondheim’s darkest stageworks — and that’s saying something — Follies, which debuted in 1971, doesn’t get revived very often, despite being regarded as a classic of musical theater. National Theatre’s revival has been called “superb.”