July 15 – Free Night at the Drive-In: ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Creed’

AHFW misses catching movies on the big screen.  Sigh.  Well, Amazon and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society are here to help!  They are sponsoring “A Night at the Drive-In” in July and August 2020! Every two weeks (on Wednesday nights), drive-in theatres all over the country will feature a double feature, and the movies and concessions are free! Here are all the facts that you need: the schedule, the locations, getting tickets, and background on the project!   Schedule: Wed. July 1: “Love & Basketball” (2000) and “Crazy Rich Asians”…

Free Summer Nights at the Drive-In: July and August 2020

AHFW misses catching movies on the big screen.  Sigh.  Well, Amazon and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society are here to help!  They are sponsoring “A Night at the Drive-In” in July and August 2020! Every two weeks (on Wednesday nights), drive-in theatres all over the country will feature a double feature, and the movies and concessions are free! Here are all the facts that you need: the schedule, the locations, getting tickets, and background on the project! Schedule: Wed. July 1: “Love & Basketball” (2000) and “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018)…

Watch this Werner Herzog double feature on World Rainforest Day

June 22 is World Rainforest Day!  In 2020, the rainforest are in trouble, so it’s a perfect time to recognize these vitally important Earth locales. Here are a couple ways: First, check out the World Rainforest Day website:  Link  (and please note that AHFW is not affiliated with the site.) Secondly, check out a fitting Werner Herzog double feature with his classics “Aguirre, the Wrath of God” (1972) and “Fitzcarraldo” (1982). Both historical movies are based in the Amazon, and Mr. Herzog loves a big challenge, so these pictures were…

Stream plenty of Audrey Hepburn movies on her birthday…or anytime

Hey, May 4th might be Star Wars Day, but an out-of-this-world actress was born on this day.   Audrey Hepburn was born in Brussels, Belgium on May 4, 1929, and a couple services are streaming her movies for FREE right now. Amazon Prime (free for Prime members):  “Roman Holiday” (1953), “War and Peace” (1956), “Funny Face” (1957), “Mayerling” (1957), “The Unforgiven” (1960), “Charade” (1963) Hulu (with a Starz add-on):  “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) and her last film “Always” (1989)  

Four films to enjoy on 420

Happy Monday!  This Monday is also April 20, and the date is informally recognized as an international marijuana consumption day, simply known as 420.  So for some, this Monday has an especially happy ring.  If you are legally (and we stress, legally) partaking in celebrating 420, here are four movies that you might enjoy.   Note, we don’t recommend seeing all four in one day, but one or two could be a friendly companion. “All About Eve” (1950) – Margo Channing (Bette Davis) is a big Broadway star, but pay attention to…

‘Trolls World Tour’ might be a good at-home distraction…or not

“Trolls World Tour” – “So tell me what you want, what you really, really want.  I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha).  I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah.” – Spice Girls, “Wannabe” “One man’s nonsense is another man’s sense.” – author Peter Cameron, “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You” Poppy (Anna Kendrick) is over the moon.  Over the moon…in her world.  She’s Queen Poppy of the Troll Pop Kingdom, a place with rainbow-splashed mushrooms, truckloads of glitter and more neon pink…

Just Because Wednesday, Movies at Home: ‘Kitchen Stories’

Just Because Wednesday give us a chance to feature our favorite films, because….hey, just because!  This week is an oddball, playful import from Norway, director Bent Hamer’s “Kitchen Stories” (2003).  It’s just after WWII, and Sweden’s Home Research Institute – a technological leader in improving home efficiencies – wishes to understand the kitchen habits of single Norwegian men. Who knows how they tick, right? This pits an elderly hermit named Isak (Joachim Calmeyer) against Folke (Tomas Norstrom), who has been assigned as his observer during a frigid winter in an isolated,…

Celebrate World Table Tennis Day with ‘Top Spin’ on Amazon Prime

Many of us (or is it all of us?) are sequestered at home these days, so dreams of sold out sports arenas and stadiums are just distant memories at the moment.  Well, not too distant.  Anyway, April 6 is World Table Tennis Day, and although all the big tournaments are probably postponed, we could play ping pong in the comfort of our homes, right? Well, in celebration of World Table Tennis Day, why not catch the 2014 documentary “Top Spin”!   Directors Sara Newens and Mina T. Son follow three American…

Movies at Home: Five Great Michael Haneke films on Amazon Prime

Happy Birthday, Michael Haneke! Well, no matter how much you prepare for one of Haneke’s films, he always surprises, but it’s no shock that “Amour”, his 2012 movie about dementia, won the 2013 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Not just dementia, but this writer/director isn’t afraid to explore other pitch-black material, and in fact, he’s made a bright career in doing so.  Now, Haneke’s films aren’t apocalyptic, not on a grand scale, but instead, they sear into vastly troubling relationship or family dramas and are wrapped in disturbing intimacy. Since…

‘Parasite’ wins the Phoenix Critics Circle’s Top Prize

The Phoenix Critics Circle hosted its annual awards party on Dec. 13 at the Phoenix Film Foundation office, and the critics and their friends and family enjoyed a festive night of food, drinks, movie conversations and debates, and of course, the awards! Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” won four PCC awards, including Best Picture! Adam Driver and Lupita Nyong’o won the top acting awards for “Marriage Story” and “Us”, respectively, and here is the complete list of winners. BEST PICTURE • 1917 • The Irishman • Jojo Rabbit • Marriage Story •…