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Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory

Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory

“It explodes in the no-man’s land no picture ever dared cross before!” Adapting Humphrey Cobb‘s novel to the screen, director Stanley Kubrick and his collaborators Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson set out to make a devastating anti-war statement, and they succeeded above and beyond the call of duty. In the third year of World War… Continue Reading

Percy

Percy

Based on events from a 1998 lawsuit, PERCY follows small-town farmer Percy Schmeiser (Christopher Walken) who challenges a major conglomerate when the company’s genetically modified (GMO) canola is discovered in the 70-year-old farmer’s crops. As he speaks out against the company’s business practices, he realizes he is representing thousands of other disenfranchised farmers around the… Continue Reading

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD, set in 1840s Britain, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and… Continue Reading

The Nest

The Nest

Writer-director Sean Durkin follows up 2011’s phenomenal cult-thriller MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE with another nightmarish scenario with THE NEST. Jude Law stars as Rory, an ambitious entrepreneur who brings his American wife (Carrie Coon) and kids to his native country, England, to explore new business opportunities. After abandoning the sanctuary of their safe American suburban… Continue Reading

Frankenstein (1931)

Frankenstein (1931)

“It’s alive….!” The Rio Theatre‘s series of Halloween favourites continues this month as we venture ever deeper and darker into classic “creature features” of yore with a screening of James Whale‘s stylish, bold, and nuanced FRANKENSTEIN on Wednesday, October 28. This iconic horror film follows the obsessed scientist Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive) as he… Continue Reading

Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire

Director Neil Jordan assembled a cast of serious A-list talent for the long-awaited adaptation of author Anne Rice‘s lush, goth pop-culture juggernaut INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, released in 1994. Set against the backdrop of modern, gloomy San Francisco, 18th-century-born Spanish Lord Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt), a bicentennial vampire, relays his remarkable life… Continue Reading

Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1931)

The Rio Theatre continues its dive into classic monster movies of the past with a screening of director Todd Browning’s pre-code work of “romantic horror”, DRACULA, based on the 1924 stage play “Dracula,” which in turn was adapted from the 1897 novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. The film stars Bela Lugosi as… Continue Reading

Ganja & Hess (Restoration)

Ganja & Hess (Restoration)

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and horror, Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film GANJA & HESS is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Duane Jones (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD – screening at the Rio on October 8) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with… Continue Reading

Ed Wood

Ed Wood

Known for his singular, stylish visual aesthetic, visionary director Tim Burton was the perfect choice to fete iconic “best worst filmmaker of all time” Ed Wood (PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), with this masterful ode to movie-making and the horror genre. Johnny Depp stars as the ambitious but troubled cult filmmaker, a man who tries… Continue Reading

Marshall – CANCELLED

Marshall – CANCELLED

Live hard. Fight harder. Join us at the Rio Theatre on Tuesday, October 13 as we tip our cinematic hat to the late, great Chadwick Boseman with a screening of the 2017 film MARSHALL, in which he starred as civil rights icon and the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall. Boseman’s confident performance at… Continue Reading