August 5, 2016 at 10:53 am #5141
Anyone else have directors they’d like to see showcased?
I’d love to see a pairing of films by Katt Shea, particularly Poison Ivy (1992) and Streets (1990). A double feature of Stripped to Kill 2: Live Girls (1989) and The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) would also be awesome. She’s one of the great unheralded genre filmmakers of the ’90s and I was always disheartened that she never got a better shot at the big leagues. Seeing Stripped to Kill (1987) in 35mm last year at Cinefamily was a real eye-opener.August 5, 2016 at 11:41 pm #5148
One of the great cinematographers of the ’80s is now one of the best directors working in television. But in between, Ernest Dickerson made a string of fun pics that show he’s a hardcore genre fan at heart. I’d love to see a double of his two horror flicks – Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) and Bones (2001)August 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm #5168
It would be amazing to see a double bill of films directed by longtime character actor / movie maker Bill Duke, especially a pairing of two of his ’90s crime pics starring Laurence Fishburne – Deep Cover (1992) & Hoodlum (1997)August 6, 2016 at 11:01 pm #5250
One editor defined the cinema of my youth. Mark Goldblatt edited The Terminator, Commando, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, T2, The Last Boy Scout and Super Mario Bros. He worked on Piranha, The Howling and Enter the Ninja. He shaped Showgirls and Starship Troopers and was second unit director on RoboCop. However, he only directed two movies. But they’re fun ones that would make a cool double: Dead Heat (1988) & The Punisher (1989)August 8, 2016 at 9:26 am #5273
Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career and Starstruck)
Peter Weir (Fearless and The Mosquito Coast)
Jonathan Demme (Citizen’s Band and Melvin & Howard)
Brian Trenchard-Smith (Dead End Drive-In and Stunt Rock)
Imamura Shohei (Vengeance is Mine and Black Rain)
Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine and The Emperor & the Assassin)August 8, 2016 at 11:56 am #5296
I’d love to see some earlier James Foley films (Reckless, At Close Range, After Dark My Sweet, Glengarry Glen Ross).
Also, I’d kill for Don Siegel, Jonathan Demme, and Kathryn Bigelow runs.August 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm #5308
Beamish – the trailer for Demme’s Citizen’s Band played recently before Smokey and the Bandit and it reminded me that I really need to see that movie.
Good call, Bertrand. I’d especially love to see Foley’s Reckless and Bigelow’s Blue Steel on screen. I’ve seen a lot of Siegel at the Bev and would always love to watch more. Two that made a particular impact were Charley Varrick and The Lineup, both of which were new to me when I caught them at the theater.August 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm #5319
Brian DePalma – Dressed to Kill // Body Double
Oliver Stone – U-Turn // Any Given Sunday
David Cronenberg – Shivers // Rabid
Don Coscarelli – Phantasm // Phantasm II
Tom Holland – Fright Night (1985) // Child’s Play
Mel Brooks – Robin Hood: Men In Tights // Dracula: Dead & Loving It
Sergio Leone – Duck, You Sucker // Once Upon A Time In America
Steve Miner – Friday The 13th II // Friday The 13th III
Clive Barker – Nightbreed // Lord Of Illusions
John Landis – Trading Places // Spies Like Us
Joe Dante – The Howling // Matinee
Jean-Pierre Jeunet – City of Lost Children // A Very Long EngagementAugust 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm #5325
They did a bunch of Kat Shea at Film Forum when I was last in NYC. Wasn’t able to make any of them. Women as Genre – was what the set of movies were called I think.August 8, 2016 at 4:34 pm #5326
Scott – Film Forum’s Genre is a Woman schedule was a revelation and I seriously considered flying out for a few of the films. They borrowed some of my prints, though, so I guess I can live vicariously through that.
Here’s what they played, including Kathryn Bigelow’s Blue Steel and Katt Shea’s Dance of the Damned / Stripped to Kill IIAugust 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm #5413
KEVIN SMITH!!!August 22, 2016 at 10:17 am #6189
Starship Troopers was so awesome over the weekend that I’d love to see more Verhoeven. Maybe a double bill of Robocop & Total Recall or Basic Instinct & Showgirls. Or any screening of Flesh+Blood.August 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm #6207
I’d love to see more of Verhoeven’s Dutch-language films at the New Bev. You showed Soldier of Orange not too long ago, and movies like SPETTERS and THE FOURTH MAN are terrific with appreciative audiences.September 7, 2016 at 9:33 pm #7648
Would love to catch a romantic drama double from director Gina Prince-Bythewood: Love & Basketball and Beyond the Lights would make a great pair.September 8, 2016 at 4:07 am #7649
Fear and Loathing and Doctor Parnassus.
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