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Metroland 2/26/15

Feb 26, 2015

  

  Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

  In Pictures at a Revolution, Mark Harris turned the story of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967 into a landmark work of cultural history, a book about the transformation of an art form and the larger social shift it signified.

In his new book, Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and The Second World War, he achieves something larger and even more remarkable, giving us the untold story of how Hollywood changed World War II, and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the prism of five film directors caught up in the war: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens.

  Nobody knows movies like Thelma Adams. So, we wanted to talk with her about this coming Sunday night’s Academy Awards and find out her thoughts on possible winners and losers on film’s biggest night.

She is an Oscarologist and has been the Yahoo! Movies Contributing Editor as well as the film critic at Us Weekly for eleven years, following six years at the New York Post. She has twice chaired the New York Film Critics Circle. Currently she’s the Film Editor at ZEALnyc.

She is also author of the terrific novel, Playdate.

As 2014 draws to a close, we look back at the best films of the year as determined by Shawn Stone - The Arts Editor of Metroland.

Shawn's List:
10. Calvary
9. Citizenfour
8. Le Week-End
7. A Most Wanted Man
6. Force Majeure
5. Ida
4. Under The Skin
3. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
2. Boyhood
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Metroland 11/20/14

Nov 20, 2014

        Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

  

  BasilicaScope at Basilica Hudson running today and tomorrow and in its second year, dedicates its entire run to the legendary film director Alex Cox with his cult classics Repo Man, Straight to Hell Returns, and Walker.

  A visionary filmmaker who made the 1980s even cooler than they already were, Cox masterfully used satire and a rambunctious stable of actors to illuminate the sleazy politics of the era. Alex Cox will be in Hudson for the Festival.

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A Saratoga County village is preparing for its  annual film festival this weekend.

Metroland 7/31/14

Jul 31, 2014

  Shawn Stone, the Arts Editor of Metroland, lets us know what is coming to area stages and screens this week.

    Owen King’s new novel, Double Feature, is about a young man coming to terms with his life in the process and aftermath of making his first film.

Owen King joins us to talk about his novel, writing in the shadow of his father, Stephen King and the knack of being moving AND funny.

The 9th Annual Berkshire International Film Festival will spotlight 75 features, documentaries and short films, as well as parties, filmmaker Q&As, workshops and awards, from May 29th to June 1st in Great Barrington and Pittsfield, Mass.

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