Morristown producer taking his film series national

kevin bacon with mark ehrenkranz

Hoping to borrow a page from the Metropolitan Opera, Mark Ehrenkranz of Morristown is using technology to take his New York Film Critics Series to a national audience.

Morristown film series to screen ‘Girl Rising,’ with Oscar-nominated director, May 8

Girl Rising poster

The New York Film Critics series in Morristown is synonymous with powerful, ground-breaking movies. To see them, you need an eight-week subscription. Except on May 8, 2013. Tickets are available for Girl Rising, a documentary about the power of education to transform the lives of young women. From Academy Award-nominated Director Richard E. Robbins, the [...]

Video: The meaning of life, from the Morristown holiday seniors party to Maggie Smith

ROCKIN' ROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE: Alice Karnai, 93; Vincent Aguanno, 89, and Bob Karnai, 66, get down at the 2012 Morristown seniors holiday party. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

As time gets the better of us all, we face two choices: Surrender…or give Mother Nature a run for her money. Strong cases for the latter were made on Wednesday in Morristown–on the dance floor of the annual seniors holiday party at town hall (video above), and onscreen at Headquarters Plaza, where the New York [...]

Video interview in Morristown with actor Edward Burns, on his new Christmas movie

Chances are, someone in The Fitzgerald Family Christmas will remind you of a relative. It’s about a giant, dysfunctional family on Long Island that never handles the holidays well. But the pump really is primed for disaster when the Fitzgeralds’ patriarch wants back in after ditching the clan 20 years earlier. Edward Burns (The Brothers [...]

Film screening canceled in Morristown on Wednesday

The New York Film Critics series in Morristown has canceled its screening for Wednesday, Oct. 31, because of Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath. Subscribers to the eight-week series at the Clearview Cinemas can text the word FILMSERIES, no spaces, to 888777, or call the Screening hotline at 973.889.5898 or 973.539.8785, for further updates. The series had been [...]

Chazz Palminteri is all the rage at Morristown screening

Actor Chazz Palminteri discusses his new film, 'Mighty Fine,' in Morristown at the NY Film Critics Series. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

How do you portray the seething, bi-polar head of a household, when your own family memories are loving and happy? In Mighty Fine, a new film screened Wednesday in Morristown,  Chazz Palminteri relies on instinct, homework . . . and maybe a little personal history, too. There was that killing he witnessed as a boy [...]

Kathleen Turner gets religion in Morristown

Kathleen Turner at Morristown screening of 'The Perfect Family.' Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Few actresses defy typecasting as strenuously as Kathleen Turner. She zig-zagged out of the gate, from her sizzling screen debut in Body Heat (1981) to the goofy Man With Two Brains to the romantic comedy Romancing the Stone.  The pattern continues in The Perfect Family, an indie film screened at the New York Film Critics [...]

Meet Chazz Palminteri, Kathleen Turner at New York Film Critics Series in Morristown

By Judy Stein-Loewenthal Want to meet Chazz Palminteri and Kathleen Turner? The place to be is the New York Film Critics Series in Morristown, starting on April 4 and continuing for seven more Wednesday nights at Clearview Cinemas. Mark and Ira Ehrenkranz have been bringing advance screenings of top films–along with the actors–to New Jersey [...]

Actress Elizabeth Olsen lights up Morristown screening

Actress Elizabeth Olsen and director Sean Durkin discuss their new film, 'Martha Marcy May Marlene,' in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Someday, the trivia question may go like this: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen…weren’t they the sisters of Elizabeth Olsen? The 22-year-old Elizabeth appears destined for big things, based on her starring role in Martha Marcy May Marlene, screened Wednesday in Morristown at the New York Film Critics Series. It’s hard to predict how critics will respond [...]

Film Critics series kicking off Morristown season with thriller

Elizabeth Olsen

In what is becoming an autumnal rite akin to pumpkins and footballs, the New York Film Critics Series returns to Morristown on Oct. 12 to kick off eight Wednesdays of sneak previews for movie fanatics. The opener looks like a dazzler: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE , the story of a young woman’s harrowing struggle to [...]