July 14, 2014

From Child to Adult in 163 Minutes

One of the most talked about films of the summer, Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood is a cinematic experience unlike anything that has come before. Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, it follows Mason (Ellar Coltrane)...

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July 9, 2014
Life Itself 2

TWO THUMBS UP…. bring tissues!

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Be prepared….Life Itself, the new documentary by acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) about the late, great Roger Ebert, is an emotional roller coaster...

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June 27, 2014
Begin Again


This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel Oh yes she can!  That would be Keira Knightley inBegin Again, the latest film from Once director John Carney. Once again, Carney explores the...

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June 18, 2014
obvious child

Movie titles tell us something, obviously!

This is a post by JBFC Volunteer Dotty Battel And, in the case of Obvious Child, besides being a lovely Paul Simon song, it’s also a reveal. You’ll know what we mean after...

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June 11, 2014

Say (Grilled) Cheese!

This is a post by JBFC Marketing Director Denise Treco Even if you are not a “foodie” you will walk out of Chef with an appreciation for food and the people who work...

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June 5, 2014

The Misfits Form a Band

Who hasn’t dreamed of being in a punk rock band as a child? I can easily name five bands I formed with my friends in middle school and high school, and yet, all were...

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May 22, 2014

Last Night We Blew the Doors Off the Place

This is a guest post by JBFC Programmer Andrew Jupin. “Last night, we blew the doors off the place.” That’s the way a colleague described what it was like here last night during...

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May 22, 2014
David E. Kaplan speaks with an audience following a screening of PARTICLE FEVER.

Get the Fever

On Monday, May 19 we were lucky enough to screen the most thrilling science documentaries of the year, Particle Fever,  part of “Science on Screen.” The doc, directed by physicist-turned-filmmaker Mark Levinson, follows six brilliant...

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May 7, 2014

Not Your Typical Historical Drama or The Inspiring Story of Dido Elizabeth Belle

This is a post by JBFC Membership & Website Assistant Nicole Testa It has been said that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” but in regards to the movie Belle, a picture is worth...

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April 9, 2014
Under the Skin

Getting Under the Skin at the Burns

“With Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer presents science fiction as it’s rarely, if ever, seen – quiet, calculated, and completely stripped bare. The fact that the film avoids big monsters, lasers blasts, and...

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March 14, 2014

Would You Give It Five Stars?

This is a post by Abby Popper, JBFC Public Relations Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel (a pale-pink frothy structure) opens on two screens at the Burns today, Friday, March 14....

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December 17, 2013
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Nebraska in Pleasantville

Back on December 3, actor Bruce Dern held a Q&A with our audience following a screening of his new film Nebraska. Dern was an amazing guest so naturally we are excited that he is now...

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December 9, 2013

A Man, His Music, and Someone Else’s Cat

Who can elicit more anticipation and hype upon announcing a new film than the Coen Brothers? Whether you’re an avid film buff or you enjoy an occasional trip to the cinema, chances are...

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November 22, 2013

A Trip Through America’s Heartland

“This is a movie to bring home and live with, to kick around in your head after it hits you in the heart. It’s damn near perfect, starting with the acting”  (Peter Travers, Rolling...

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