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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The First Oscar Ceremony Lasted 15 Minutes. What Happened? by Jason Bailey

There were no cameras or radio mics and just one speech. Even when it moved to TV, the show could be under two hours. When expectations set in, so did bloat.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 09:34AM
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Now Playing: The Movies Before the Movies by Jason Bailey

Theaters like Nitehawk Cinema and Alamo Drafthouse don’t just play trailers before their features. Audiences get a more elaborate preshow.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 10:00AM
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Movies Lost and Found: ‘Shirkers,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ and More by Jason Bailey

Film history is rife with scenes or entire movies missing because of government censors, unhappy studios or even renegade directors.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:18PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Every Movie in the Halloween Franchise, Ranked by Jason Bailey

David Gordon Green’s Halloween lands in theaters this Friday, with a big ask for fans of the franchise: forget the entire franchise. It rescinds the events of literally every sequel, reboo…

SOURCE: Vulture at 10:00AM
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A Brief History of Pulp Fiction Knockoffs by Jason Bailey

Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale (in theaters this Friday) is set in 1969, and chock-full of signifiers of its time: a Manson-esque leader of a murder cult, a square-jawed agent o…

SOURCE: Vulture at 03:06PM
Sunday, August 26, 2018

The New York Times Reviews Neil Simon by Erik Piepenburg and Jason Bailey

Mr. Simon was a prolific chronicler of New York City life. Here’s a look at reviews of “Barefoot in the Park,” “The Odd Couple,” “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and other plays and ad…

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:48PM
Thursday, May 31, 2018

How Big Beat the Odds to Become One of the Most Beloved Movies of the ’80s by Jason Bailey

Nobody expected much from Big, and in retrospect, it’s not hard to see why. When the coming-of-age comedy/drama hit theaters 30 years ago this week, it didn’t sound like much: star Tom H…

SOURCE: Vulture at 09:00AM
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Does It Matter if You See a Film in a Theater or at Home? by Ben Kenigsberg and Jason Bailey

Cannes and Netflix clashed over this question, so we asked our critics to debate the pros and cons. Where do you stand?

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:00AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater