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April 01, 2022

MIDNIGHT MOVIES: FROM THE MARGIN TO THE MAINSTREAM

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Screen Shot 2022-04-01 at 1.33.51 PMFilm buff essential.

This delightful documentary gives a precise history lesson about one of the key American cultural phenomenon of the 20th century.

In order of historical appearance on the midnight movie craze of the ‘70s, we get the low down on “El Topo” (1970), “Night of the Living Dead” (1968), “The Harder They Come” (1973), “Pink Flamingos” (1972), “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975), and “Eraserhead” (1977).

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Great clips and interviews with the filmmakers, programmers, and distributors make for a rollicking good time.

Bring back midnight screenings.

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We need ‘em.

5 Stars

Cozy Cole

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March 28, 2022

DANNY SAYS

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ColeSmithey.comLegendary rock publicist Danny Fields tells tales out of school in this rollicking documentary.

The New York City rock scene would not have levitated as it did without Danny Fields.

Oh the stories.

Jim Morrison's and Nico's meet cute. 

Paving success for Leonard Cohen and Judy Collins.

Andy Warhol was not a nice person.

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Sex, drugs, and complicated relationships play out under an umbrella of fantastic music and cultural shifts.

Cuteness counts.

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"Amusing politics and great hair."

"Blood, lust, sweat, cum, and vigor."

Taste equals success baby.

Not Rated. 104 mins.

4 Stars

Cozy Cole

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March 26, 2022

ADRIENNE

COLE SMITHEY

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ColeSmithey.comHeartbreaker.

Adrienne Shelley was a force of nature. 

She made her mark as an actress in Hal Hartley movies before turning to writing and directing.

The film "Waitress" was her swan song. A successful Broadway version followed.

Tragically, Adrienne Shelley's life was cut short at the age of 40 by a thieving 19-year-old construction worker at her West Village office. 

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Adrienne's widowed husband Andy Ostroy crafted this loving documentary to celebrate her life, and to confront her killer in prison.

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Devastating.

NYC is dangerous town.

Not Rated. 98 mins. 

4 Stars

Cozy Cole

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