your online guide to lifestyle
RSScontact ussubscribe
Limité
April 30, 2015

2015 Faces to Watch

Each year, lovers of film and television debate the quality of that year’s crop of cinematic content channeled into TV and movie screens worldwide. And although opinions will differ, one undeniable fact is that each year ushers in a new crop of breakout talent, both in front of and behind the camera. Yes, some have been mastering their crafts for years, and each person’s journey is uniquely their own, but it’s often not until the artists are able to express their voices in a singular title that causes viewers to take notice.

Now in its seventh year, Limité is proud to announce the 2015 class of one of its longest-running features, “Faces to Watch.”

  (more…)

posted by: Limité Staff
1 Commentto a friend
labels: Features,Film,TV


April 23, 2015

Tribeca Film Festival Review: Maggie

by Curtis John

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin in Maggie (photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions)

 

Screenings: 
Thurs., April 23, 9:15pm – Regal Cinemas Battery Park
Sat., April 25, 9:30pm – Regal Cinemas Battery Park

 

Devoted Midwest family man Wade (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has his life turned upside-down when the deadly zombie epidemic threatening humanity infects his oldest daughter Maggie (Abigail Breslin). Yet, even when her condition worsens, Wade refuses to bow to the paranoia, even when neighbors, the authorities, and family insist on her being sent to the gruesome quarantine area. With her disease progressing, Maggie also refuses to collapse fully into her cannibalistic zombie behavior, filled with the devotion of her dad and memories of her deceased mother.

(more…)

posted by: Curtis John
No Commentsto a friend


April 20, 2015

Tribeca Film Festival Review: The Adderall Diaries

by Curtis John

Ed Harris and James Franco in The Adderall Diaries (photo courtesy of Rabbit Bandini Productions)

 

Screening: Sat., April 25, 6:30pm – Regal Cinemas Battery Park

 

Author and drug enthusiast Stephen Elliott (James Franco), fully obsessed with personal insecurities and childhood traumas, reaches a low point when his estranged father Neil (Ed Harris) resurfaces, claiming that Stephen has fabricated much of the dark childhood that fuels his writing. Conflicted in the haze of his shaky memory, Stephen leads a personal journey to find the truth through a new romance, the best friend (Jim Parrack, HBO’s True Blood) who shares his tumultuous history, and a murder trial with a defendant who reminds him of his own story.

(more…)

posted by: Curtis John
No Commentsto a friend
labels: Film,Review


April 17, 2015

Tribeca Film Festival Review: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

by Curtis John

The staff of the National Lampoon (photo courtesy of Tribeca Film Institute)

Screenings:

Tues., April 21, 9:15pm – Regal Cinemas Battery Park

Fri., April 24, 8:45pm – Regal Cinemas Battery Park

Series: Spotlight

 

If you are of a certain generation, the subversive humor magazine National Lampoon holds a certain place in your nostalgic heart. Now whether that place is at the top or bottom of your heart is another matter, but love it or hate it, its power is undeniable. Featuring extremely rare and never-before-seen footage, Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon is the outrageous story of the famed magazine and its underground, dissident, and racy 1960s beginnings, to its rebirth as an unlikely Hollywood heavyweight and beyond. The humor empire the radicals behind the Lampoon built—with its parody of politics, religion, and everyday American life—was like no other, and their creators, writers, and artistic staff left their mark all over popular culture.

(more…)

posted by: Curtis John
No Commentsto a friend
labels: Film,Review


Tribeca Film Festival Review: Good Kill

by Curtis John

Ethan Hawke and January Jones in Good Kill (photo courtesy of IFC Films)

Screenings:

Sun., April 19, 9:30pm – BMCC Performing Arts Center

Wed., April 22, 6:15pm – Regal Cinemas Battery Park

Thurs., April 23, 9:30pm – Regal Cinemas Battery Park

Series: Spotlight (US Premiere)

 

United States Air Force pilot Major Tommy Egan (Ethan Hawke), a veteran of numerous air combat tours in the Middle East, now conducts the war from the “safety” of a Nevada trailer as a drone pilot. Depressed and misunderstood by co-workers and his family at home, especially wife Molly (January Jones), he leads a life that others feel is now peaceful and free from danger. Yet Tommy sees his job as cowardly, regularly attacking Taliban sites from thousands of miles away. When an idealistic rookie co-pilot (Zoë Kravitz) joins his crew, and new orders force him to take the lives of inncocent people, Tommy’s reticence is heightened and he takes drastic measures to save his family and his soul from the coldness of war.

(more…)

posted by: Curtis John
No Commentsto a friend


December 29, 2014

2015 Limité Film Guide: Staff Picks

John Boyega in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (photo courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd. © 2014. All rights reserved.)

Breathe deep. Following lackluster box office numbers of late, 2015 is aiming to usher in a wealth of cinematic riches with an onslaught of proven tentpoles. Such films scheduled with 2015 release dates include Furious 7, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pitch Perfect 2, Jurassic World, Ted 2, Spectre (“Bond 24”), <exhale> The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and Mission: Impossible 5 <exhale>. But in case that’s not enough to quench your appetite, there’s Peanuts coming in November. That doesn’t hit your sweet spot? Fifty Shades of Grey bows in February.

Each of Limité’s Film writers presents 10 of her or his most-anticipated films of 2015. Check out their picks, then tell us what you’re looking forward to seeing in the new year.

(more…)

posted by: Limité Staff
1 Commentto a friend


November 17, 2014

DOC NYC Review: The Last Impresario

by Curtis John

Michael White and Jack Nicholson (photo by Jean Pigozzi)

Screening: Nov. 20, 7:30pm

Venue: SVA Theatre (New York, NY)

Section: Centerstage (NYC Premiere)

Who is Michael White? Easy. He’s the most famous person you’ve never heard of.

From Oh! Calcutta! (1972) and The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) to Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), producer Michael White has helped bring enduring cultural touchstones to Broadway, London’s West End, and the silver screen for over 40 years. Thanks to a chance meeting in Cannes, filmmaker Gracie Otto corrects White’s obscure standing in this buoyant film profile.

(more…)

posted by: Curtis John
No Commentsto a friend


November 12, 2014

DOC NYC Review: Enquiring Minds: The Untold Story of the Man Behind the National Enquirer

by Curtis John

Screening: Nov. 15, 7pm

Venue: SVA Theatre (New York, NY)

Section: Special Events (NYC Premiere)

You know the National Enquirer well enough; it’s that gossip tabloid your mother, grandmother, or auntie picked up at the supermarket checkout line. Controversial and shocking in content, the Enquirer’s history parallels its subject matter in the life of the tabloid’s legendary publisher, Generoso “Gene” Pope Jr. Purchasing the paper in 1952—allegedly with mafia financing—Pope demonstrated an uncanny knack for assessing what the public wanted, at first using sex and gore, and later celebrity gossip and the supernatural, to ramp up his circulation to unheard-of numbers.

(more…)

posted by: Curtis John
No Commentsto a friend
labels: Film,Review


November 11, 2014

DOC NYC Review: Do I Sound Gay?

by Curtis John 

Filmmaker David Thorpe and fashion guru Tim Gunn

Screening: Nov. 13, 7pm

Venue: SVA Theatre (New York, NY)

Section: Gala – Opening Night (US Premiere) 

After a breakup with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe confronts his anxiety about “sounding gay,” resulting in a funny and touching journey of self-discovery. With instruction from acting coaches and linguists, and guidance from friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities like comedian Margaret Cho, actor George Takei, sex advice columnist Dan Savage, fashion guru Tim Gunn, and writer David Sedaris, Thorpe quickly learns that many people—both gay and straight—often wish for a different voice. What starts as a personal journey becomes a chance to unpack layers of cultural baggage concerning sexuality, identity, and self-esteem.

(more…)

posted by: Curtis John
No Commentsto a friend


October 14, 2014

New York Film Festival Review: Birdman

by Curtis John

Michael Keaton and Edward Norton in Birdman

Series: Main Slate (Closing Night Film)

Whether it is once a year or once every five years, there is a film that shatters your perceptions of what reality is, should be—or both. Oftentimes, this film is science-fiction (The Matrix, 1999), a foreign film (Holy Motors, 2012), or just a complete genre bender (Donnie Darko, 2001).

Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is all these and more—and less. Confused? Don’t be. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s newest film defies an easy explanation, but has a plot that is easily accessible and entertaining, thanks to its meta accents that do not fall into pure parody.

(more…)

posted by: Curtis John
No Commentsto a friend


Older Posts »

our sponsors
Features
2015 Faces to Watch 2015 Faces to Watch
by Limité Staff
our sponsors
previous posts
archives