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This Week’s Special Screenings:

The Magnolia continues its Challenging Autuer film miniseries with a screening of Frank Capra’s comedy It Happened One Night (1934), the first film to win all five major Academy Awards, 7:30 and 10pm, September 11, at the theater. Details Cinemark Theaters and Paramount Studios continue the Autumn portion of their Reel Classics series with Roman Polanski’s neo-noir detective story Chinatown (1974), 2 and … Continue reading

From the Vault: ‘Dark City’

Alex Proyas followed-up his directorial debut of The Crow with this , inventive, and unabashedly stylish work of sci-fi noir. While The Crow demonstrated that Proyas had the makings of a great director, it was overshadowed by the tragic on-set death of its star, Brandon Lee; Dark City (1998) gave the filmmaker a chance to show what … Continue reading

Movie review: ‘Drive’

Heist movies have become increasingly tired and rote, yet with Drive Danish director Nicholas Winding Refn gets plenty of stylized mileage out of a reinvented wheel. Loosely adapted from James Sallis’ novella by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Hossein Amini, it’s an instant cult classic. Ryan Gosling stars as Driver (like many a movie gunfighter and samurai, his true … Continue reading

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