Introduction: Richard Stanley for LOST SOUL

Director Richard Stanley, subject of David Gregory’s documentary LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, has made special introduction to our midnite screenings of the film this weekend. Editor Douglas Buck will intro in person! Enjoy and get your tickets here.

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Nitehawk Trailers: COMMITTED

From Sam Fuller’s Shock Corridor in 35mm to a Live Sound Cinema presentation of Robert Weine’s The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, Nitehawk looks at the mental institution in film with its March series COMMITTED.

 

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Nitehawk Trailers: Lil’ Terrors

Critters | Ghoulies | Leprechaun | Gremlins 2: The New Batch | Night of the Creeps

Big scares come in little packages with our Lil’ Terrors creature features. Size doesn’t matter for these aliens, ghouls, slugs, leprechauns, a cute monsters gone bad.

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Post No Bills: Polish Poster Artist “Basha”

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Twisted Romance: Possession (1981, Andrzej Zulawski)
Friday, February 20 & Saturday, February 21; Midnite | Buy Tickets

Polish posters have gained a kind of notoriety around the internet, mainly for being kind of crazy looking. One of our favorite posters from a Polish artist is the sensuous but repulsive poster for Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession (Pictured above). The artist behind this poster is Polish artist Barbara Baranowska, who also went by the shortened Basha. Her work is limited, only producing a few French film posters and Polish book covers, but her versatility is impressive.

Below we’ve cobbled together a collection of her work, from obscure Polish pictures to Hollywood features like The Sugarland Express, Goodbye Girl and The Paralax View.

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Post No Bills: The Seedy 80’s Posters of Burt Reynolds

The Deuce: Sharky’s Machine (1981, Burt Reynolds)
Thursday, February 12; 9:30pm | 35mm | Buy Tickets

The 80s were kind of a mixed bag for ol’ Burt Reynolds. He worked consistently, which is always a plus, but he spent most of the decade slumming in in low-rent thrillers, cheap romantic comedies and dumb-as-hell Hal Needham movies. The result of Burt’s decade of hard work is something of a marvel when you condense it all down to just the one-sheets. Behold a decade’s worth of cheap skirts bound for soap opera stardom, every type of mustache you can think of, and a hairline that’s in full on retreat.

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Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
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Friday Links (February 6, 2015)

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Everything goes horribly wrong in trailer for ‘Island of Dr. Moreau’ doc ‘Lost Soul’ – via Entertainment Weekly.

2015 Sundance Film Festival winners – via the Hollywood Reporter.

The trailer for Magic Mike XXL is here! – via indiewire.

Harper Lee’s sequel to To Kill a Mocking Bird comes out this summer – via The Guardian

 

 

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Love Letter to our Favorite Films

At Nitehawk, we love cinema. So we decided that for Valentine’s Day we’d write a sort of love letter to some of our staff’s favorites; from Solyaris to Sling Blade to the ultimate cinephile valentine Cinema Paradiso, we’re in love.

Nick - Solyaris
Max - Raiders of the Lost Ark
Florencia - Apocalypse Now
John - Goodfellas
Caryn - Rosemary's Baby
Jessica - Mauvais Sang
Matt - Chinatown
Craig - 12 Angry Men
Michael - Cinema Paradiso
Jeff - Cinema Paradiso
Greg - Wings of Desire
Jess G - The Wizard of Oz
Hunter - Sling Blade
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Trailer: 2015 NITEHAWK NAUGHTIES

Our Nitehawk Naughties series is back and this year we’re screening Scandinavian Erotic Cinema, a year-long program on the influential era of Danish and Swedish sex films from the 1960s and 1970s. Get tickets for the debut of the series this weekend with Language of Love!

“…the most overlooked chapter in film history” – Jack Stevenson, Scandinavian Blue

 

 

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Best Of: Bad First Date Movies

TaxiDriver-baddateWe’ve all been there, seeing a movie for the first time with someone you like but barely know and it’s all good times until suddenly something sexually deviant happens on the big screen. Inspired by our own bad dates as well as the bad date from Taxi Driver to see The Language of Love (Both playing at Nitehawk this week), we here at Hatched are helping out the young lovers of the world by listing a few of the movies you don’t want to see on a first date. Third date maybe. 

secSteven Shainberg’s SECRETARY (2002)
Like Caryn said in the intro, Secretary would make for a great third date movie. It’s a steamy look at a relationship between a dominant lawyer and his submissive legal aid, exploring an abnormal sexual relationship in a way that’s almost romantic. It’s kind of perfect for a more established relationship; but on a first date, the other half would probably think you’re trying to coerce them into something. When James Spader throws a saddle on Maggie Gyllenhall’s back, your date will probably expect you to throw them a side-eyed glance and go “Ehh? Ehhhhh?” – Kris King

crashDavid Cronenberg’s CRASH (1996)
I actually saw Crash on a first date so I speak from experience. Based on a J.G. Ballard novel of the same name and directed by David Cronenberg you know it’s going to be all about the body and the potential horrors associated with it. The film centers around a group of people who have a form of paraphilia (i.e. they get sexually aroused from car accidents). Putting themselves in physical danger, broken and bruised, the extremes to satisfy their sexual desires seem to have no bounds. It’s dark and dirty, literally. The plus side of watching Crash on a first date is that although it may be awkward, at least you can assess the adventurous level of your next potential partner. – Caryn Coleman (more…)

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The History of GROUNDHOG DAY (the day, not the movie)

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Everyone knows about Punxsutawney Phil and his ability to let us know, by going back in his hole or not, whether we’ll have more winter or spring soon. But did you know the long, international history behind Groundhog Day? (Note: it doesn’t have anything to do with Bill Murray). We’ve listed our favorite factoid below but be sure to visit Groundhog.org for all the interesting details!

Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers were Germans and they found groundhogs to in profusion in many parts of the state. They determined that the groundhog, resembling the European hedgehog, was a most intelligent and sensible animal and therefore decided that if the sun did appear on February 2nd, so wise an animal as the groundhog would see its shadow and hurry back into its underground home for another six weeks of winter.

The Germans recited:
For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day,
So far will the snow swirl until the May.

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Post by Caryn Coleman @caryn_coleman

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One Sentence Review: THAT AWKWARD MOMENT (2014)

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Laugh if you will, but despite its unfortunate title That Awkward Moment is surprisingly enjoyable (with a great cast) as it’s simply a better version of About Last Night that focuses on male friendships as much as it does growing up in relationships.

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Friday Links (Jan 23)

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There’s more to this year’s crop of Science and Sci-Fi than mutant dinosaurs and expensive looking lightsabers, World Science Festival sums up the docket. (Via World Science Festival)

A gander at the first nine films for March’s New Directors/New Films festival  (Via New Directors)

We collaborated with i-D Magazine for this piece on Antonioni’s Blow Up, and why it remains the ultimate fashion film. (Via i-D Magazine)

Richard Brody on famed New York cineaste and New York Film Festival founder Amos Vogel (Via New Yorker)

Visual art at the Oscars, Mr. Turner, Finding Vivian Maier and more. (Via Hyperallergic)

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Best Of: Full Frontal Men

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We’re screening Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson as part of our I’ll Kick Your Ass midnite series, and, as you may well know, it features one of the best male nude scenes in history. Hello! Thomas Hardy really puts it all out there so we thought we’d do the same by mentioning some of our favorite full frontals in feature films…

easternpromises_logoViggo Mortensen – Eastern Promises (2007)
Russian. Tattooed. Naked. Knife fight. The end.

trainspotting_logoEwan McGregor – Trainspotting (1996)
Dude gets naked a lot but Renton’s leaping post-coital lizards is a favorite.

wildthings_logoKevin Bacon – Wild Things (1998)
There’s a joke to be made about the six degrees of Kevin’s bacon in this shower scene but we won’t touch it with a six foot pole.

bad lieu_logoHarvey Keitel – Bad Lieutenant (1992)
Love Keitel being all naked and crying, talk about vulnerable.

gigalo_logoRichard Gere – American Gigolo (1980)
Three cheers to Gere for being authentic to his prostitute character on the, ahem, big screen.

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This movie is anything but sexy however Fassbender’s inhibition is quite admirable.

 

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One Sentence Review: THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS

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The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears is an exquisitely constructed hallucinatory journey through sexual deviancy, desire, obsession and murder that is truly the worthy predecessor if not love child of David Lynch, David Cronenberg and the whole Giallo cannon. 

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