Non-Fiction: The Way We Were: The Making of a Romantic Classic by Tom Santopietro

June 5, 2023 Tony Buchsbaum 0

The Way We Were is one of my favorite movies. What’s not to love? It’s got Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford at the top of their games. It’s got the timeless, Oscar-winning song by Marvin Hamlisch and Marilyn and Alan Bergman. It has Hamlisch’s lush, Oscar-winning score, plus 1950s-era politics; and rich, juicy dollops of romance as the two ill-fated opposites attract each other.  I was eager to read a book about how the movie […]

Non-Fiction: Scoundrels and Spitballers by Philippe Garnier

November 4, 2020 J. Kingston Pierce 0

(Editor’s note: This review comes from Ben Terrall, a writer based in San Francisco, California, whose work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Bay View, In These Times, CounterPunch, and Noir City. Terrall last wrote for January Magazine about Surviving Autocracy by Masha Gessen.) Given the scary nature of pretty much everything these days (a raging pandemic amidst widespread disbelief in science; a ruling U.S. oligarchy dead set on destroying anything […]

Free Joker Screening Celebrates Oscars in Advance

January 13, 2020 News Editor 0

In celebration of several Oscar noms for the film Joker, Showcase Cinemas has announced a free screening of the movie at their Bronx location this coming Sunday. From Smartypants Tech Report: In a three-way celebration, Showcase Cinemas has announced that it will host a free screening of the Warner Bros.’ film Joker at its Concourse Plaza Multiplex Cinemas in the Bronx on Sunday, January 19 at 4 p.m. ET. Coincidentally (or not) the 19th is […]

Non-Fiction: Can I Go Now?: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent
by Brian Kellow

December 9, 2015 Tony Buchsbaum 0

We all know the names of superstars. We all know the names of supermodels. But do we, any of us, know the names of any superagents, much less the first one? Maybe we know Michael Ovitz because he made so much news as his ship sank. Anyone else? If you were into the making of movies in the 1970s, you know who Sue Mengers was. In her own way, she was as big a star as the […]