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Commentary & Opinion
1:16 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Rob Edelman: The Best and the Worst, Part 4

Rob Edelman - Best and worst, part 4

Sometimes, individual scenes in movies are well-worth singling out for their sheer artistry. 

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Commentary & Opinion
11:52 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Rob Edelman: The Best and the Worst, Part 3

The Deep Blue Sea, box office poster

Not all of the top films of 2012 are big-budget, and high-profile. 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.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Best Movies of 2012 with Metroland's Shawn Stone

Shawn Stone is the Arts Editor of Metroland. He joins us to share his 2012 top 10 movie list.

List after the break.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed December 26, 2012

The Roundtable's 2012 Best Of Lists

BOOKS (selected by Joe Donahue)

FICTION

1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
2. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
3. The Round House by Louise Erdrich
4. Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
5. The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

NON-FICTION

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Commentary & Opinion
12:36 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Rob Edelman: The Best and the Worst, Part 1

Each year, so many downright awful movies make it into theaters. If you set out to compile a list of the ten-best films of a given year, you easily might cite the 25 worst films... or the 35... or the 50. And unfortunately, 2012 was no different.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon September 24, 2012

2012 Woodstock Film Festival

Celebrating 13-years of innovative filmmakers & filmmaking, the Woodstock Film Festival has unveiled its line-up of nearly 130 films, panels, and events, screening Wednesday October 10th through Sunday October 14th, in Woodstock NY, and neighboring towns of Rhinebeck, Kingston and Rosendale.

The 2012 festival presents a record 62 Premieres consisting of 19 World Premieres, 6 U-S Premieres, 3 North American Premieres, 10 East Coast Premieres and 15 New York Premieres.

Commentary & Opinion
12:23 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Rob Edelman: Where’s the Script?

Movies spotlighting characters who are fiercely individualistic always have appealed to me. For after all, we live in a culture in which conformity is the norm, in which one is expected to do what one is told without asking questions. Sometimes, cinematically-speaking, those who do ask questions become heroes. Sometimes, they become victims. But their stories are more interesting to me, just so long as those stories are well-told.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:24 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Rob Edelman: Take This Relationship

Lately, there have been some very interesting female characters appearing in movies. These characters are young-- they are in their twenties-- and the stories that spotlight them deal with issues involving romance and commitment.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:00 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Rob Edelman : Why Movies Are Made

As we are about to embark on one of the high-profile movie seasons, it is as good a time as any to ponder exactly what is being marketed to mainstream moviegoers. 

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Commentary & Opinion
12:22 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Rob Edelman: Mets in the Movies

 

I recently presented a paper at a Hofstra University conference spotlighting the 50th anniversary of the New York Mets. My subject was “The Mets in the Movies” and I chronicled the various celluloid references to the Amazins, from Bill Mazeroski, the Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer, hitting into a triple play against the Mets in the screen version of Neil Simon’s THE ODD COUPLE to Billy Crystal’s wearing a Mets baseball cap while running with the bulls in Pamplona and herding cattle in CITY SLICKERS.

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