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Always at the Carlyle (2018)

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For the past 88 years, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has been the definition of class and a calling card for Manhattan's elegant Upper East Side. But while it has housed some of the world's most famous clientele, the stories within the walls of the hotel rarely leave the premises. Until now. In Always at The Carlyle, writer/director Matthew Miele (Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's, Harry Benson: Shoot First!) presents the untold stories and well-kept secrets of The Carlyle in a feature length documentary to be released worldwide in early 2018. In the works for more than three years, Always at The Carlyle offers an exclusive and provocative peek into the pop culture history of the renowned hotel, all from the mouths of The Carlyle's own guests and employees. George Clooney, Anjelica Huston, Tommy Lee Jones, Vera Wang, Anthony Bourdain, Roger Federer, Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Jon Hamm, Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell and Elaine Stritch join the more than 100 personalities sharing their favorite stories and unique insights in this exposé of New York City's legendary hotel.

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[An] insightful and occasionally revealing look at the 88-year-old Manhattan institution where the rich and famous enjoy being rich and famous.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Nostalgia can be fun when it allows you to revisit the good old days when life had more style, quality, elegance, and what Kay Thompson, the queen of sophistication, called "bazazz."

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Plays like a feature-length video you'd expect to see on a loop in the lobby of a less classy version of the luxe New York institution and celebrity favorite (so basically anywhere, really).

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Why see a movie about a posh Manhattan refuge for one-percenters? Because this storied 88-year-old hotel, filled with impossibly glamorous ghosts, radiates an elegance that seems like an anomaly in this shallow age of Trump-style glitz.

May 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Though sometimes it seems like a promotional video, the film offers a glimpse into the vagaries of class, culture, celebrity, and social mores since the hotel was first established back in 1930.

May 10, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A fawning doc for the rich and those who idolize them.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

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