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A collection of a dozen or so movie lovers who wanted to take the discussions we have privately out into the world. Any time you're thinking about movies ... so are we.

Goldfinger and Connery’s Contemptuous Cold War

Here at Cinephile City, we like to run a regular column called Movie of the Moment, where we talk about how a given film perfectly defines the era in which it was released. Well, looking at the imminent release of SPECTRE, we realized that just about every James Bond film is a movie of its moment. So we’re celebrating James Bond Week with Movie of the Moment pieces all week long, each about a different Bond film. Enjoy!

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#2: Cabin in the Woods or Scream

Like any city, Cinephile City runs on debate. City Council is our regular feature in which we discuss an issue that one of our writers notices in the world of cinema. Today is the Opening Argument; tomorrow is the Debate. This week’s argument: 

Resolved: Cabin in the Woods’ deconstruction of the horror genre is superior to Scream’s

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10/21/2015: The Matrix

Once a week for the past six years – a streak that could not be interrupted even by Superstorm Sandy – the New York Movie Klub has gathered its 20 or so members to share a film with each other. Cinephile City’s Mark Young is a member of the Klub, and every Monday he will share the previous week’s movie here.

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THROWDOWN: Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead vs. Live From New York!

Once in a while, the Cinephile City team detects the need for a couple of similar or competing films to have it out in a bare-knuckle, winner-takes-all bout for critical glory. For this round of THROWDOWN, guest contributor Joel Schlosberg pits two documentaries about comedy greatness against each other and reveals that one of ’em isn’t so tough after all.

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10/14/2015: Bound

Once a week for the past six years – a streak that could not be interrupted even by Superstorm Sandy – the New York Movie Klub has gathered its 20 or so members to share a film with each other. Cinephile City’s Mark Young is a member of the Klub, and every Monday he will share the previous week’s movie here.

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