0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The mere mention of The French Connection
conjures images of William Friedkin’s prototypically gritty police
thriller that set up the contrast between Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle (Gene
Hackman), the emotionally troubled but doggedly determined cop, and
Alain Charnier (Fernando Rey), the urbane European drug dealer — the
smooth criminal, if there ever was one — supplying pure heroin to all of
North America like a contemporary conglomerate ruling the international
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This isn’t real life, Good Kill, this new movie from writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War),
about Major Thomas Egan (Ethan Hawke), a long-serving and highly
decorated pilot who now “flies” drone missions from a trailer in the
Nevada desert and bombs targets in the Middle East.
by Mike Breen
Cincinnati native Tom Berninger’s Mistaken for Strangers opens at the Esquire this Friday
Cincinnati native Tom Berninger’s film that follows his older brother Matt’s band, The National, on tour, Mistaken for Strangers, is finally opening in Cincinnati this weekend, after making the film fest rounds and racking up mounds of positive press (it currently has an impressive 92 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes). The movie — which follows The National’s members (all Cincy natives) on their tour behind 2010’s High Violet album, but is really more about Tom and Matt’s relationship — makes its Cincinnati premiere this Friday at the Esquire Theatre in Clifton at 7:30 p.m. The Friday screening will be followed by a Q&A via Skype with the Berninger brothers. Following Monday’s 7:30 p.m. screening, there will be an in-person Q&A hosted by Jim Blase of Shake It Records and featuring Tom, Matt and The National’s drummer, Bryan Devendorf. Advanced tickets for all screenings are available at the Esquire box office or through movietickets.com. (Click here for Friday tickets and here for Monday’s screening.)Here's the trailer for Mistaken for Strangers:
Along with a new album and fruitful foray into acting, Cincinnati’s Kim Taylor is now looking to write songs for other artists
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Cincinnati singer/songwriter Kim Taylor’s new album, Love’s a Dog, coincides with the local premiere of I Used to Be Darker, the critically-acclaimed indie film in which she co-stars.
Cult classics come to life at Esquire Theatre
0 Comments · Tuesday, October 16, 2012
century-old Esquire Theatre in Clifton, a night at the movies can involve anything from
dancing along to a live cast during The Rocky Horror Picture Show, throwing snow as a live choir sings along to White Christmas or reciting the lines to your favorite cult classic with an auditorium full of equally devoted fans.
Beth Robinson leads Uptown Consortium's mission to revitalize urban neighborhoods around UC
0 Comments · Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Uptown Cincinnati is home to some of the city's largest employers, best known attractions and entertainment spots. In the right spots you'll see vibrancy, potential and even a little charm. But like in so many areas of the urban core, other parts are run down, prone to violence. The nonprofit Uptown Consortium has promoted the revitalization of these urban neighborhoods since 2004.
Third-year event continues to evolve and get noticed
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The Oxford International Film Festival is in a transitional year. Founded by a small group of college students three years ago, it's evolved into a reasonably well-programmed festival with access to a full-fledged movie house (Esquire Theatre in Clifton) and growing interest from filmmakers.
Third-year event turns into one of the 'top 25 festivals worth the entry fee'
0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2009
By year three, one would assume that an annual event of some scale and magnitude would attempt to steady itself, straighten up on its still relatively wobbly legs to test for newfound strength and stability. Thanks to the disastrous economic climate, the Oxford International Film Festival had to go from barely standing to boldly leaping forward all at once.