November 2018 — Features, Musings & More

Adam Lubitow –
Bring some corn for poppin’ – 11/14/18

Matt Marshall –
Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Rocks a $50M Weekend, ‘Nutcracker’ and ‘Nobody’s Fool’ Trail – 11/4/18
Box Office: ‘The Grinch’ Steals Plenty of Green, ‘Spider’s Web’ and ‘Overlord’ Open Light – 11/11/18

Jared Mobarak –
Posterized November 2018: ‘Creed II,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ and More – 11/2/18

Matthew Passantino –
Homecoming: Season 1 TV Review – 11/2/18

Christopher Schobert –
A ‘Harry Potter’ primer from ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ to ‘Fantastic Beasts’ – 11/15/18

Jeff Simon –
Jeff Simon: Holiday season for books is here already – 11/8/18

Jordan M. Smith –
Monday Memo: Sundance Institute & Kartemquin Announce Grantees – 11/5/18
Monday Memo: Cinema Eye Honors Noms, Critics’ Choice Doc Awards & AMAZING GRACE at DOC NYC – 11/12/18

October 2018 — Features, Musings & More

M. Faust –
Rumble: The Indians that Rocked the World – 10/23/18
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – 10/31/18

Adam Lubitow –
Film preview: Witness Palestine Rochester – 10/1/18
Film preview: The Rochester Polish Film Festival – 10/29/18

Matt Marshall –
Box Office: Hart, Haddish Comedy, ‘Night School’ Becomes Weekend Valedictorian – 10/1/18
Box Office: ‘Venom’ Shatters October Record, ‘A Star is Born’ Shines with $42M – 10/7/18
Box Office: ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star is Born’ Repeat Above ‘First Man’ and ‘Goosebumps’ – 10/14/18
Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Slashes to Best Franchise Debut, Opens Shy of ‘Venom’ October Record – 10/21/18
Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Slices to Another $32M, ‘A Star is Born’ and ‘Venom’ Hold Strong – 10/28/18
Why the 2018 Holiday Box Office Could Lack Its First $100M Opener Since 2008 – 10/29/18

Jared Mobarak –
Posterized October 2018: ‘Burning,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘First Man,’ and More – 10/4/18
The Film Stage Show, The B-Side Podcast – Anne Hathaway – 10/15/18

Christopher Schobert –
A spooky October calendar for families – 10/9/18

Jeff Simon –
Time to step back and admire Robert Redford’s late-life career – 10/2/18
How Keith Jarrett, Elvis and Shostakovich sound new again – 10/6/18
Everyone always liked Conan O’Brien; no one likes him enough – 10/8/18
Bobby Previte: Home comes the musical master to present travel music – 10/11/18
Jeff Simon selects his top 15 Robert Redford films – 10/16/18
Joey Giambra is my nomination for Buffalo’s most beloved citizen – 10/19/18
‘Murphy’ was never worse; ‘Conners’ may be better than ever – 10/23/18
On Megyn Kelly’s unfathomable, jaw-dropping ignorance – 10/26/18

Jordan M. Smith –
Monday Memo: The Return – 10/8/18
Monday Memo: DOC NYC 2018 Lineup & IDA Awards Shortlist Announced – 10/15/18
Monday Memo: DOC NYC 40 Under 40, Critics’ Choice & Gotham Award Noms – 10/22/18

September 2018 — Features, Musings & More

M. Faust –
RIP Gloria Jean – 9/10/18
Screening: Wanda at the North Park – 9/12/18

Adam Lubitow –
Flicks and treats – 9/19/18

Matt Marshall –
Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Soars Beyond $100M Over Labor Day Weekend – 9/3/18
Box Office: ‘The Nun’ Scares Away ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ From Repeat, Sets ‘Conjuring’ Record – 9/9/18
Box Office: ‘The Predator’ Not Quite a Dominant Force with Okay $24M Opening – 9/17/18
Box Office: ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’ Strikes a $27M Win, Other Newcomers Miss – 9/23/18

George Sax –
Golden Boy at the Irish Classical – 9/18/18

Christopher Schobert –
Fall movies: A guide to local festivals, special screenings – 9/26/18
Buffalo’s hottest new start-ups – 9/28/18

Jeff Simon –
RIP, Village Voice: America’s alternative newspaper – 9/5/18
Jim Carrey returns to TV in Showtime’s ‘Kidding’ – 9/6/18
Serena Williams was TV victim of another century’s revenge – 9/10/18
Bob Woodward on tour, selling his ‘trust me’ journalism method – 9/14/18
Brand new kind of fandom for singers in 80s and 90s – 9/19/18
With all that real sound and fury, ‘Murphy Brown’ was just smug nostalgia – 9/30/18

Jordan M. Smith –
Monday Memo: Fall Festival Season Ramps Up, Village Voice Shuts Down – 9/3/18

August 2018 — Features, Musings & More

M. Faust –
Buffalo Film Seminars: Fall 2018 – 8/8/18
The Market Arcade: What Could Have Been – 8/14/18

Matt Marshall –
Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Repeats with Strong $35M Second Weekend – 8/6/18
Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Takes a Major Bite Out of a ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Trifecta – 8/12/18
Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Holds Like Crazy as ‘Happytime Murders’ Opens Sad – 8/26/18

Jared Mobarak –
Posterized August 2018: ‘The Meg,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Skate Kitchen,’ and More – 8/3/18

David Palmer –
2018 Summer Box Office Recap – 8/31/18

Christopher Schobert —
Coming Attractions – August 2018 Buffalo Spree
Essential Noir at the Dipson Eastern Hills – August Forever Young
Playground perfection: here are six great spots to take the kids – 8/6/18
Grand Island’s Comic Book Cafe is a kid-friendly superhero mecca – 8/13/18
Noir Essentials film series explores the Coen Brothers’ America – 8/15/18
Buffalo Film Seminars to feature works by Kurosawa, Lynch, Scorsese – 8/21/18
Thursday Night Terrors sends in the ‘Killer Klowns,’ ‘Living Dead’ – 8/23/18
Behind the names of 11 local spots – 8/24/18

Jeff Simon –
Dis-invitation? It never works the way dis-inviters want it to – 8/1/18
Inspired six-year collaboration becomes Buffalo’s ‘Outlaw Film of the Year’ – 8/3/18
As summer wanes, some adventures in books and sound – 8/7/18
Aretha, The One and Only, Forever – 8/17/18
Omarosa makes waves on the way to the best-seller list – 8/21/18
‘Sharp Objects’ finale gets sharp reaction – 8/28/18
How pop culture helped to normalize extremism – 8/31/18

Jordan M. Smith –
Monday Memo: Russian Filmmakers Killed in Africa as REST IN POWER Reaches Audiences – 8/6/18
Monday Memo: Minding TIFF’s Doc Conference – 8/20/18
Monday Memo: Hulu on a Roll as NYFF Reveals Doc Lineup – 8/27/18

July 2018 — Features, Musings & More

Adam Lubitow —
Interview: filmmaker Amy Adrion – 7/6/18

M. Faust —
The Prisoner – 7/3/18
Sing-along Yellow Submarine – 7/8/18
Catcher in the Rye With Diamonds – 7/17/18

Matt Marshall —
BOX OFFICE: ‘JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM’ ‘INCREDIBLES 2’ REPEAT HEADING INTO FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY – 7/1/18
BOX OFFICE: ‘ANT-MAN AND THE WASP’ SCORES MARVEL’S 20TH NUMBER ONE WITH $76M OPENING – 7/8/18
BOX OFFICE: ‘HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3’ TOWERS OVER ‘SKYSCRAPER’ WITH SOLID $44 MILLION START – 7/15/18
BOX OFFICE: ‘THE EQUALIZER’ AND ‘MAMMA MIA’ SEQUELS LEAD WEEKEND, TOP ORIGINALS – 7/23/18
Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Sets New Heights for Franchise, Second Best for Cruise – 7/29/18

Jared Mobarak –
Posterized July 2018: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout,’ ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ ‘The First Purge,’ and More – 7/3/18

David Palmer —
The Best and Worst of 2018 in Film (so far) – 7/2/18

Christopher Schobert —
July 2018 Coming AttractionsBuffalo Spree
Get outside and active with the kids at these fun spots – 7/23/18
In 24 hours, TIFF18 begins — sort of – 7/23/18
‘Kong,’ ‘Casablanca,’ Hitchcock and more classic cinema plays the Riviera – 7/26/18
TIFF18’s first batch – 7/26/18

Jeff Simon —
‘Sharp Objects’ leads off summertime ‘Peak TV’ – 7/5/18
Remembering Al Wright, the man who redrew Buffalo’s cultural map – 7/11/18
Jeff Simon: Some books for beach reading, now that the season is here – 7/13/18
Fond farewell to Kevin O’Connell, an all-time No. 2 – 7/17/18
Sacha Baron Cohen and the diminishing returns of humiliation – 7/17/18
ESPN’s ESPYs weren’t about sports – they were about life – 7/19/18
For eerily boyish Tom Cruise, a vast world of movie roles awaits – 7/24/18

Jordan M. Smith —
Monday Memo: FOCAL Award Winners, New Academy Members and Emmy Predictions – 7/2/18
Monday Memo: Claude Lanzmann Dead at 92 – 7/9/18
Monday Memo: Primetime Emmy Nominees, Biographical Doc Debates and Drone Cinema – 7/16/18
Monday Memo: Independent Lens Reveals Fall/Winter Lineup – 7/23/18
Monday Memo: Newly Revealed Festival Premieres, DOC NYC’s 40 Under 40, Emmy Noms – 7/30/18

June 2018 — Features, Musings & More

Adam Lubitow —
Sizzling summer cinema – 6/20/18
Interview: Beal Institute Director Mark Watters – 6/27/18

M. Faust —
Screening: Irma Vep at Halllwalls on Thursday – 6/19/18

Matt Marshall —
BOX OFFICE: ‘SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY’ STALLS POST-MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH $29M – 6/4/18
BOX OFFICE: ‘OCEAN’S 8’ TOPS ‘SOLO,’ ‘HEREDITARY’ BREAKS A24’S OPENING WEEKEND RECORD – 6/10/18
BOX OFFICE: PIXAR’S ‘INCREDIBLES 2’ POWERS THROUGH ANIMATED OPENING WEEKEND RECORD – 6/17/18
BOX OFFICE: ‘JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM’ TROUNCES SUMMER COMPETITION WITH $150M DEBUT – 6/24/18

Jared Mobarak –
Posterized June 2018: ‘Under the Silver Lake,’ ‘Hereditary,’ ‘American Animals,’ and More – 5/30/18

Matt Passantino —
The Best Movies of 2018, So Far Movie Review – 6/29/18

Christopher Schobert —
June 2018 Coming AttractionsBuffalo Spree
Go retro for a good cause on Tuesdays at Transit Drive-In – 6/4/18
University at Buffalo starts free summer movie series – 6/18/18
Here’s where to watch movies outside this summer in Erie, Niagara counties – 6/21/18
You Should Be Watching: Michelle Wolf, Letterman and Stern, plus The Bluths on Netflix – 6/22/18

Jeff Simon —
Showtime’s ‘Fourth Estate,’ HBO’s ‘Tale’ are unprecedented TV – 6/1/18
Artistry alive in sports, plus look back to a 1985 Gusto cover story – 6/6/18
A common sense guide to the national anthem – 6/8/18
Maybe De Niro should have forgotten about Trump and remembered Bruce – 6/12/18
Tyra Banks and the triumph of ‘America’s Got Talent’ – 6/19/18
Paul McCartney shines in greatest Carpool Karaoke – 6/25/18
The brave new TV ad world of Ocasio-Cortez – 6/30/18

Jordan M. Smith —
Monday Memo: Karlovy Vary Reveals Competition Titles – 6/4/18
Monday Memo: TIFF and Sundance to Spotlight Diversity in Film Criticism as Sheffield Doc/Fest Announces Award Winners – 6/18/18