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This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Terence Malick’s acclaimed  feature Days of Heaven (1978), 5pm, April 28, at the theater. Details Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with Mike Nichols’ adaptation of The Graduate (1967), 2 and 7pm, May 1, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Inwood Theatre’s Midnight Madness feature for this week is Steven Spielberg’s adventure … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Billy Wilder’s masterpiece Sunset Blvd. (1950), 6:45pm, April 21, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Terence Malick’s acclaimed  feature Days of Heaven (1978), various showtimes, April 21-28, at the theater. Details Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning biopic Raging Bull (1980), 2 … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Upstream Color’

Writer-director-actor-polymath Shane Carruth’s abstract, fearless, and utterly absorbing Upstream Color doesn’t reinvent cinema, but it does remind us what cinema can do when we are willing to put ourselves at the mercy of a filmmaker’s vision. Abstract, mesmerizing, allegorical to the core, and willing to forge its own structure for the sake of telling a … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Oblivion’

Director Joseph Kosinski made a tepid debut 2010 years ago with stylish but hollow sequel Tron 2.0. There is just as much style in his latest science fiction spectacle, but at least this time around it’s in the service of a high-falutin story that isn’t afraid to inject a little mystery into a well-worn but … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Francois Truffaut’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 (1966), 4pm, April 14, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of Billy Wilder’s masterpiece Sunset Blvd. (1950), various showtimes, April 18, 20, and 21, at the theater. Details The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm Janus Films print of David … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Trance’

Director Danny Boyle’s first feature film since 127 Hours (2010), the sleek and sexy but slightly flawed psycho-thriller Trance is Inception by way of Billy Wilder’s Charade. An occasionally too-convoluted slice of neo-noir, it is nevertheless a fun ride that reminds us to be careful when digging into dark questions, lest we be unfortunate enough … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Disconnect’

An alarmist tale of the inherent amorality and apathy lurking in the cyber-world, Disconnect tells what we already know in a way we’ve already seen. Henry Alex Rubin’s Crashian ensemble drama bites off more than it can via three interlinked plot threads: a grieving woman (Paula Patton) and her emotionally distant husband (Alexander Skarsgard) become the … Continue reading

This Week’s Special Screenings

The Texas Theatre presents a 35mm print of the epic sequel Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987), 8:15pm, April 7, at the theater. Details Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios’ Reel Classics series continues with an offer you can’t refuse: a digitally restored print of The Godfather (1972), 2 and 7pm, April 10, at select Cinemark theaters. Details The Inwood Theatre’s Midnight Madness feature … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Evil Dead’

The remake of Sam Raimi’s cult classic The Evil Dead is, well, actually kinda surprisingly not bad. There — we said it, and the statement is either heresy or a relief, depending on one’s feelings on the subject. After all, fans have been split over the merits of the project ever since it was announced; … Continue reading

Interview with director Derek Cianfrance

For writer-director Derek Cianfrance, filming his multi-generational crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines in Schenectady, New York, was a no-brainer (after all, the movie’s title is the translation of the Mohawk word that the city takes its name from). Cianfrance’s wife is from the town, and their regular trips to visit the in-laws amounted … Continue reading

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