Posts Tagged ‘movie’

My Friend Dahmer (2017)

November 23rd, 2017 by chocko

Last month, The Williams Center in Rutherford, New Jersey hosted an advanced screening of the movie MY FRIEND DAHMER followed by a Q&A with the writer/director, Marc Meyers. The film is based on the graphic novel by John “Derf” Backderf which tells the real life story of Derf’s friendship with a teenager named Jeff Dahmer […]

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Kristen Stewart Q&A at IFC Center

January 4th, 2016 by chocko

Kristen Stewart attended the IFC Center Screening of Clouds Of Sils Maria last night, January 3, in New York City for a Q&A following the film. The movie also stars Juliette Binoche who plays the role of Maria Enders, a veteran actress who decides to take on the role in a revival of a play […]

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Film Review: I AM THOR (Documentary)

November 19th, 2015 by chocko

Back in the prehistoric times of the 70’s and 80’s, a Heavy Metal God like no other stepped on the scene. Jon Mikl Thor appeared to have been chiseled from stone or perhaps leapt from a Frank Frazetta painting…on stage he was a hulking figure fronting the band THOR with a long cape and bulging […]

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CBGB Music and Film Festival

September 23rd, 2014 by chocko

The Ramones The CBGB Music And Film Festival 2014 will take place in New York City from October 8 through 12. I went last year and checked out a few events during my limited schedule at the time. Blank Generation was being screened at Anthology Film Archives with director Ivan Kral in the house. The […]

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Kino! 2013: New Films from Germany

April 23rd, 2013 by chocko

Free Fall Director: Stephen Lacant Free Fall opened the 35th Annual Kino! Festival at MoMA with an enthusiastic crowd along with the director Stephen Lacant in attendance. The movie is not your typical buddy cop movie. This contemporary bromance centers around two male police officers in training who just can’t get their hands off each […]

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2 Movie Reviews by Dreaming Bear

November 12th, 2012 by chocko

The following reviews are by a special guest writer, DREAMING BEAR. She came out of her Jersey cave to check out 2 films at the Teaneck International Film Festival (Nov 9-11, 2012). Take it away, D. Bear! The Puffin Foundation of Teaneck, New Jersey, produced its 7th annual grassroots film festival this year. Focusing on […]

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DOC NYC: New York’s Documentary Festival November 8 – 15

November 9th, 2012 by chocko

DOC NYC is happening right now! Here are a couple movies that I’ve had the extreme pleasure to watch and I recommend that you check them all out on the big screen at the IFC Center and SVA Theatre in New York City during the DOC NYC Festival which runs from November 8-15. Chocko and […]

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2012 CBGB Festival Day 3

July 19th, 2012 by chocko

CBGB Festival invaded Times Square on Saturday (July 7) with 2 stages featuring bands such as Duff McKagan’s Loaded and Superchunk. I might have caught those bands if the set times were posted on the internet, but no dice. A member of Superchunk sent out a cryptic tweet about when they would hit the stage […]

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DIRTY HANDS: The Art & Crimes of David Choe

June 7th, 2012 by chocko

Director: Harry Kim Genre: Documentary This documentary is about a passionate Korean-American artist named David Choe who travels the world, gets paid to be a fool and creates art inspired by graffiti, comic books and porn. Choe’s friend, Harry Kim, documented him for eight years to create a portrait of the artist while capturing his […]

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THE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA at Montclair Film Festival 2012

May 10th, 2012 by chocko

The Atomic States of America (2012) DIRECTED BY: DON ARGOTT and SHEENA M. JOYCE This documentary is a sobering look at the power of nuclear energy told through the eyes of the communities around the country that live in the shadows of nuclear reactors. This film is jam-packed with information and does not intend to […]

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Hit So Hard: The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel

April 22nd, 2012 by chocko

Last week, we saw the documentary titled, Hit So Hard which tells the story of Patty Schemel, the drummer of the infamous band, HOLE. It is a brutally honest and cautionary tale of Patty’s meteoric rise to “rockstar” fame while struggling with the demons of alcoholism and addiction. Most of the movie features behind-the-scenes video […]

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Modus Operandi

February 29th, 2012 by chocko

Director: Frankie Latina Starring: Randy Russell, Mark Borchardt and Danny Trejo Genre: 70’s B-Movie, Exploitation Throwback This film is by the young director Frankie Latina who clearly loves cinema especially grindhouse movies, blaxploitation films and Italian giallo. The movie has a lo-fi look, was shot on Super 8 mm and switches frequently from color to […]

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