March 6, 2015

{Cinemania Student Critics} Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea, an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, is screening at the Burns for two days only, at 3:00 pm on both Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15. Our...

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February 27, 2015

Welles and the Magician

This is a post by JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin The further we get from a director’s final film, the easier it is to take that artist for granted. It’s easy to lose sight...

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February 11, 2015

Is it Possible to Pick a Winner?

This is a post by Abby Popper, JBFC Public Relations I don’t know how they do it – the Oscar judges that is! Watching the Live Action Shorts that the Burns is showing over...

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February 4, 2015
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On the Short List

This is a post by JBFC Marketing Intern Stacy Zakalik Are you tired of always having to listen to the Best Picture talk? Usually, when I watch the Academy Awards ceremony, Best Picture...

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January 14, 2015

A Most Violent Year

This is a guest post by JBFC Member and Film Blogger Albert Vieira Director: J.C. Chandor/Starring: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyeloyo, Albert Brooks and Alessandro Nivola Director J.C. Chandor, who helmed Margin Call...

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December 11, 2014

Film Imitating Life in The Imitation Game

This is a post by JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin Starting in late October — almost two months after the Toronto International Film Festival and a couple weeks after the New York Film Festival...

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October 28, 2014

Somebody’s Watching Me

This is a post by JBFC Website and Membership Assistant Nicole Testa Director Laura Poitras was working on a documentary about surveillance –the third film in a trilogy about post 9/11 America. The...

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October 20, 2014

It’s a Bird, It’s a Bat, It’s Michael Keaton!

In the new film from Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Keaton plays actor Riggan Thomson, who is best known for his role as an iconic superhero and is looking to revamp his career after falling on hard times. No,...

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October 17, 2014
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This is a post by Abby Popper, JBFC Public Relations I was lucky enough to see a preview screening of Pride here at the JBFC upon the recommendation of my son who had seen...

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September 18, 2014

Expect the Unexpected

This is a post by JBFC Membership and Website Assistant Nicole Testa Life can be full of surprises sometimes. The other morning when I was getting ready, for example, I opened my shower...

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September 17, 2014

Laughter is the Best Medicine

As you stare at the poster for The Skeleton Twins, the film’s stars, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, stare skeptically back at you and you can’t help but assume that this film is a comedy. How could it...

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August 12, 2014
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Priestly Problems

This is a post by JBFC Membership and Website Assistant Nicole Testa Calvary’s Father James is having one hell of a week. We meet him at the very beginnings of a murder mystery...

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July 30, 2014

Woody Does It Again

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel And boy, this one is a doozy!  If you liked Midnight in Paris, you will love Magic in the Moonlight.  It has all the ingredients.…the...

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July 24, 2014
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{Throwback Thursday} Woody Allen at the Burns

Here’s a throwback to June, 2006, when Woody Allen visited the Burns with his film Scoop. Since then, we’ve shown many more Woody Allen films, including Midnight in Paris, To Rome with Love, and Blue Jasmine. On Friday, August...

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