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Flatiron Hot! News | July 20, 2017

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Sephardic Film Festival at Center for Jewish History: Tuesday’s Theme was Young Love!

April 7, 2017 |

Reported for the Flatiron Hot! News by Tod Shapiro

The Center for Jewish History, located on 16th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in NYC, and a short walk from the NYC Seminar and Conference Center, continues to be a … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Critic: Spectre of 007’s Epic Past Haunts Latest Bond Flick!

November 12, 2015 |

Reported by Eric Shapiro; Edited by the Flatiron Hot! News Editorial Staff

An unfortunate pattern has developed in the Daniel Craig era of the James Bond franchise and it doesn’t take a 007 agent, or even an overzealous surveillance apparatus … Read More

“Wet Hot American Summer” Camp Bus Makes Stop in Flatiron Plazas!

July 21, 2015 |

Reported by the Flatiron Hot! News Editorial Staff

Today, Netflix chose the Flatiron Public Plazas to make a splash for its new series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.  The series, scheduled for release at the end of July, … Read More

Flatiron Hot! Critic: Spider-Man No More? Why Marvel and Sony Deal is Bad for the Character

February 10, 2015 |

News that Spider-Man and the Avengers will now share the same universe has been received enthusiastically by most fans. Under the new arrangement, Sony will share control of the character with Marvel Studios, aka Disney’s version of the Marvel Universe. The … Read More

Quirky Coming of Age Dramedy “Sleeping With the Fishes” Paints Nuanced Portrait of Jewish-Latino Upbringing

May 5, 2014 |

Director and screenwriter Nicole Gomez Fisher’s star is on the rise. Possessing a distinctive, quirky style that simultaneously lends itself well to indie films and suggests mainstream potential, she pulls off a deft balance between light humor and meaningful exploration … Read More

Review – Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” Expands Tolkien’s World with Mixed Results

December 17, 2013 |

After kicking off with the serviceable but underwhelming The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter’s Jackson’s trilogy continues with The Desolation of Smaug, a superior, albeit still flawed sequel that does not approach Lord of the Rings’ magnificence. Smaug kicks off with one … Read More

“12 Years a Slave” Reveals Physical, Spiritual Wounds of Slavery

November 11, 2013 |

It’s probably safe to assume that no modern film has presented the devastating experience of slavery in a positive light. However,12 Years a Slave, directed by Steve McQueen, truly leaves no stone unturned in its portrayal of a thoroughly explored, … Read More

Film Review: “Room 237” Offers Few Insights Into Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”

April 11, 2013 |

Room 237 is almost exactly what I thought it would be. I had huge reservations about seeing it, as The Shining is one of my favorite films and Stanley Kubrick is one of my all-time favorite directors. Read More

Never Mind the Oscars, Here are the Top Five Movies of 2012

February 27, 2013 |

With the 2013 Oscars come and gone, here’s a look back at five intriguing 2012 films. Whether they have been nominated multiple times or utterly overlooked at the Academy Awards, here are – in no particular order – five movies that merit recognition for their boldness, conviction, and innovation: Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Steve McQueen’s Shame, William Friedkin’s Killer Joe and the Wachowski siblings’ Cloud Atlas.

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2013 Oscars: The Onion’s High-Tech Lynching of Beasts of the Southern Wild Star Quvenzhané Wallis

February 25, 2013 |

During the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony (sorry, the Oscars), satirical publication The Onion set Twitter ablaze with an outrageous – and, many claim, racially-charged – tweet about 9-year-old Beasts of the Southern star Quvenzhané Wallis. And just what were those 17 inflammatory words that sparked such an uproar on the night of the Oscars?

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