Friday, March 19, 2010

CITY ISLAND: MORNING OF THE CARNIVAL



I'm happy to report that, while it's early in the game, big time raves are (mostly) coming in for "City Island", enough to fill our ads and posters for the weeks to come. And these are only in New York and LA.

Check out the New York Posts 3 1/2 (out of 4) star review.


And the New York Daily News gives us a major thumbs up.


Here's Marshall Fine's super piece from the Huffington Post.


So as to be completely objective, I'll include the not very positive (or even coherent) review from the fast-fading New York TImes. The once-influential "grey lady" now farms out reviews of limited releases (like ours) to people from other papers, in other states--in this case somebody who seems to have been in a bit of a mood...


And Peter Travers, long one of my favorite film writers, gave us a glowing write-up in Rolling Stone. I'm deeply moved by the closing lines of his review. Unfortunately it has yet to post on-line...perhaps later today? Keep checking--well worth reading.

More to come. I'm heading over to the Landmark (I"m in LA) in the early afternoon to check on the b.o. take...won't somebody do the same at the Angelika in New York? (Lauren?)

Cheers and whatnot. The journey continues apace!



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5 comments:

Daniel said...

Congratulations, Raymond.

Helene and I are going to the Saturday night show at the Angelika. I'll report in.

Me being who I am, I read the Times' pissy review first. What do you want to bet that if your actors were pale and (exclusively) British, and if your name were Mike Leigh, that the Times would have raved?

In My Humble Opinion.

Raymond De Felitta said...

Enjoy the show and tell me how the house is, Dan. As for the TImes, they're suffering too much for me to add to the reversal of fortunes on W. 44th St. But you're oh so right about the british thing!

Raymond De Felitta said...

Enjoy the show and tell me how the house is, Dan. As for the TImes, they're suffering too much for me to add to the reversal of fortunes on W. 44th St. But you're oh so right about the british thing!

Daniel said...

Keep it classy, Raymond.

I will fulfill my dispatch henceforth, sir.

Daniel said...

Saturday 5 pm, a gorgeous Spring day in New York City, everybody's out enjoying the first nice Saturday in God knows how long, and the 5 pm City Island is SOLD OUT.

A theatre full of people would rather watch a movie than play outside.

The audience response was very good-- laughs in the right places, a sense of pleasure with the resolution. Andy charmed them and Ezra almost stole the show.

Hope those present spread the word.

Saw John Greenway, your 2nd AD, with his lovely wife there. Alexis, my 2nd, is corralling a bunch to one of the shows this week.

Helene & I pulled up in "Joyce's" car. Maybe we should have sold photo ops with exiting patrons.

It was fun to see my shameless self-inserted cameo at the end.

A splendid time was had by all.