More Monday Movie Mania

The Syracuse Cinephile Society proves that classic movie appreciation is alive and well

The Syracuse Cinephile Society began on a whim. Unhappy with the late-1960s film scene, friends Phil Serling and Sam Goldsman hatched a plan, which included renting the back room of a restaurant connected to the Regent Theatre on East Genesee Street so they could screen nostalgic pictures for a small following.

Movie Mania at Rome’s Capitolfest

Capitolfest presents classic films the way they were meant to be seen

Rome’s Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., is still in expansion mode, with its recent addition of a boutique art-house venue with digital projection capabilities down the block, and more plans for a second art house, a café and a black-box theater space. But this weekend the theater returns to yesteryear for Capitolfest, the annual summertime salute to screen rarities from the silent and early sound eras.

Netflix documentary ‘Tig’ covers tragedy and discovery

Netflix-original documentary ‘Tig’ triggers laughter and warms hearts

Tig Notaro had breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy. Spoiler alert: she survived.

Trainwreck is good, but Amy Schumer is better

Amy Schumer has taken the world by storm with her unique and, at times, controversial brand of comedy

It would be silly of me to ask, "Hey, have you heard of Amy Schumer?" Of course you have. She's the 34-year-old comedian who sprang onto the scene in 2013 amid a spray of daisies and vagina jokes with her original Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer. She's irreverent, controversial and convicted. Her first movie, Trainwreck, opened this weekend to nearly universal critical acclaim.

Syracuse Grue Times

The film festival Slaughter in Syracuse will take place Saturday, July 11 at the Palace Theatre in Eastwood.

With the advertising tag line proclaiming “The Insanity is Back,” Slaughter in Syracuse returns this year to share the most terrifying, bloody horror films created by underground filmmakers. The main event runs from noon until midnight on Saturday, July 11, at Eastwood’s Palace Theater, 2384 James St. Several films in the lineup will have their world premieres.

Syracuse Spring Fest ‘In Short’

Sunday’s short films took place at 1 p.m., and they were a definitive highlight.

For those who missed Spring Fest 2015 at The Palace Theatre: You missed out on a lot. Even attending one day, Sunday, wasn't enough. require(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"","uuid":"85d2ba0025c653b3e192092c1","lid":"f3647e1ce0"}) })

You may grow old waiting for action in ‘The Age of Adaline’

Smart premise, fine acting can’t lift fantasy over the top

Writers J. Mills Goodloe and Salvador Paskowitz dug deep to come up with a plausible explanation for that smooth skin through the decades for their main character in The Age of Adaline. And as the narrator explained all of the science that struck to the heart of the matter early in the 20th century as an accepted formula that would not be discovered until two decades from now, I nodded my head in admiration during the Friday matinee amid a few dozen fellow belief-suspenders.

Hizzoner Highlights Spring Film Fest

Some of the main attractions at this weekend’s Spring Fest 2015

Two features about the late Syracuse Mayor Lee Alexander, one a clips-filled documentary, the other a hallucinogenic reimagined biopic, will be some of the main attractions at this weekend’s Spring Fest 2015.

Silly Slapstick Can’t Save Awful ‘Mall Cop 2′

It’s too bad that it’s all so lame.

The burly guy still loves a Segway and security guard work.

Salt City Scares

Salt City Horror Fest starts at noon on Saturday, April 18

Many teens and 20-somethings now watch horror movies with a laptop and earbuds, thus missing out on the visceral rush of seeing such terror thrillers on the big screen, complete with larger-than-life imagery, the loud screams of the easily frightened in the audience, and the barely audible clicking of the projector in the booth.