movies http://wamc.org en The Book Show #1331 - Jamie Ford http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1331-jamie-ford <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.jamieford.com/">Jamie Ford's</a> first novel, <em>Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet</em>, was a surprise New York Times bestseller. His second book, <em>Songs of Willow Frost</em> is the story of a Chinese-American orphan in Seattle during The Great Depression.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82002 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1331 - Jamie Ford 15th Annual Williamstown Film Festival http://wamc.org/post/15th-annual-williamstown-film-festival <p>The <a href="http://www.williamstownfilmfest.com">Williamstown Film Festival's </a>15th season will run October 30th through November 3rd. On the schedule: 30 films (many of them premieres) more than a half-dozen parties, and events at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org/‎">MASS MoCA</a>, <a href="http://www.williams.edu/‎">Williams College</a>, the <a href="http://www.clarkart.edu">Clark Art Institute</a>, and <a href="http://www.imagescinema.org/‎">Images Cinema</a>.</p><p>To tell us more we welcome Steve Lawson - the executive director of the Williamstown Festival and Joe Finnegan, President of the WFF Board and Sandra Thomas of Images Cinema.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 75979 at http://wamc.org 15th Annual Williamstown Film Festival Rob Edelman: No “Fun” Here http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-no-fun-here <p>I have in my hands a DVD of FUN SIZE, a PG-13-rated comedy aimed at the younger demographic that is presented by Nickelodeon Movies, an offshoot of the Nickelodeon cable television network, which produces programming for a teen and pre-teen audience.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Rob Edelman 67196 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: Great Novels, Not-So-Great Movies http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-great-novels-not-so-great-movies <p>Sometimes, novels that are American classics have been transformed into motion pictures that are American classics. FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, and FIELD OF DREAMS (based on Ray Kinsella’s Shoeless Joe) are a few that come to mind. Some-- ALL THE KING’S MEN, for example-- have been the source for films that deserve all the acclaim they earn and remakes that are, in a word, execrable.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 16:27:49 +0000 Rob Edelman 65099 at http://wamc.org Don Rittner, who shepherded film to Schenectady, readies for The Place Beyond the Pines premiere http://wamc.org/post/don-rittner-who-shepherded-film-schenectady-readies-place-beyond-pines-premiere <p>Tonight marks the local premiere of the film <em>The Place Beyond The Pines</em>, starring Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta and Ryan Gosling, which was filmed in several Capital Region locales and takes place in Schenectady.</p><p>WAMC's Brian Shields spoke with Don Rittner, head of the Schenectady Film Commission, who helped bring the film to town and who has a bit part in the movie.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:30:06 +0000 Brian Shields 62027 at http://wamc.org Don Rittner, who shepherded film to Schenectady, readies for The Place Beyond the Pines premiere Rob Edelman: Then and Now http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-then-and-now <p></p><p>Back in the late 1960s and early 70s, a host of films-- which now are acknowledged classics-- literally changed the tenor of American filmmaking.&nbsp;And in retrospect, they serve as mirrors of their time.&nbsp;Films like THE GRADUATE and FIVE EASY PIECES, which&nbsp;helped establish Dustin Hoffman and Jack Nicholson as major stars and which are as fresh and invigorating today as when first released,&nbsp;spotlight characters who are alone,&nbsp;confused, and alienated,&nbsp;and are drifting aimlessly through life.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:44:00 +0000 Rob Edelman 59555 at http://wamc.org Oscar Wrap with Thelma Adams http://wamc.org/post/oscar-wrap-thelma-adams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Nobody knows movies like <a href="http://www.thelmadams.com/wordpress/">Thelma Adams</a>. So, we wanted to talk with her about last night Academy Awards and find out her thoughts on the winners and losers from film’s biggest night.</p><p>She is currently a <a href="http://www.movies.yahoo.com/">Yahoo!</a> Contributing Editor and her column “Thelma Adams on Reel Women” runs on AMC Filmcritic.com. She was the film critic at Us Weekly for eleven years from 2000 to 2011, following six years at the New York Post. She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle.</p><p>She is also author of the terrific novel, <em>Playdate</em>, now out in paperback.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58544 at http://wamc.org Oscar Wrap with Thelma Adams Any Questions? #75 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-75 <p>WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a quiz about the silver screen.</p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:25:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 57005 at http://wamc.org Any Questions? #75 Rob Edelman: The Best and the Worst, Part 4 http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-best-and-worst-part-4 <p></p><p>Sometimes, individual scenes in movies are well-worth singling out for their sheer artistry.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:16:45 +0000 Rob Edelman 56654 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: The Best and the Worst, Part 3 http://wamc.org/post/rob-edelman-best-and-worst-part-3 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not all of the top films of 2012 are big-budget, and high-profile.&nbsp;Indeed, quite a few are low-budget. They are independently produced American films, or they are foreign language titles. And so here is a sampling of some of the year’s outstanding under-the-radar titles.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:52:17 +0000 Rob Edelman 55677 at http://wamc.org Rob Edelman: The Best and the Worst, Part 3