Chelsea on the Rocks

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  • Summary: The 12-storey, 250 room Chelsea Hotel - originally built in 1883 as Manhattan’s first cooperative apartment, and the tallest building in New York until 1902 - was converted into a hotel and residence in 1905. Once considered an untouchable, impenetrable tower for writers, artists, musiciansThe 12-storey, 250 room Chelsea Hotel - originally built in 1883 as Manhattan’s first cooperative apartment, and the tallest building in New York until 1902 - was converted into a hotel and residence in 1905. Once considered an untouchable, impenetrable tower for writers, artists, musicians and mavericks, it has recently been claimed as a boutique hotel venture for a management company who shows blatant disregard for its formidable history. (Wild Bunch Films) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Ferrara’s unconventional methods only manage to serve Chelsea on the Rocks, his loving portrait of Manhattan’s boho landmark, the Chelsea Hotel.
  2. It's a celebration of a shady landmark, but also a lament.
  3. 75
    Rambles a bit, but it's a real slice of New York history.
  4. 67
    The movie’s most enjoyable moments are the brief instances when Ferrara himself intrudes on the scene.
  5. Even as Bard, filmmaker Milos Forman and Ferrara himself bemoan the changes, the lobby is filled with fine art -- and guests who aren't likely to harm you.
  6. 60
    A skittery, rambling but often absorbing portrait.
  7. 30
    Chelsea rambles--and in a way that makes you want to move down the bar.

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