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Genre: Drama

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment -with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic… Continue Reading

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope

Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope

ROPE, Alfred Hitchcock‘s first color film, was adapted from Patrick Hamilton‘s stage play “Rope’s End” by no less than Hume Cronyn. Loosely inspired by the Leopold-Loeb case, the plot concerns two implicitly homosexual college chums, played by Farley Granger and John Dall. Their heads filled with Nietzschean philosophy by their kindly professor James Stewart, Granger… Continue Reading

Blindspotting

Blindspotting

Collin (Daveed Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. When a life-altering event… Continue Reading

City of God

City of God

Fernando Meirelles‘ CITY OF GOD is a sweeping tale of how crime affects the poor population of Rio de Janeiro. Though the narrative skips around in time, the main focus is on Cabeleira who formed a gang called the Tender Trio. He and his best friend, Bené (Phelipe Haagensen), become crime lords over the course… Continue Reading

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

“Maggie the cat is alive. I’m alive!” Based on the iconic play by American playwright Tennessee Williams, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is an intense, absorbing drama centered on a wealthy Southern family’s idiosyncratic dynamics and features two of Hollywood’s greatest legends (Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor) in steamy, sultry, career-high performances. After Brick… Continue Reading

Brick

Brick

While taking its cues and its verbal style from the novels of Dashiell Hammett, director Rian Johnson‘s debut feature BRICK also honors the rich cinematic tradition of the hard-boiled noir mystery by wittily and bracingly immersing the trope in fresh territory – a modern-day Southern California neighborhood and high school. There, student Brendan Frye’s piercing… Continue Reading

Moulin Rouge!

The third film from visionary Australian director Baz Luhrmann, MOULIN ROUGE!, is a hyper-stylized dramatic romp that turns the conventions of the musical genre onto its (glittering) head by mixing a period romance with anachronistic dialogue and songs, reminiscent of the approach he utilized (with great success) in ROMEO+JULIET. Ewan McGregor stars as Christian, a… Continue Reading

Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas

Join us on Tuesday, August 14 for a screening of director Wim Wenders‘ Palme d’Or-winning PARIS, TEXAS. Written by the late, great Sam Shepard, this sweetly desolate road movie takes place in a mythologized Reagan-era America, and follows a disheveled man named Travis Henderson who wanders out of the desert, seemingly with no idea of… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Wednesday August 8, Vancouver’s favorite movie riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell and Gina Harms, joined by special guest riffer Mister Nickel) are set to crack wise at the 1995 Keanu Reeves masterpiece… Continue Reading

Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice (Remaster!)

Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice (Remaster!)

Famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky‘s final masterpiece, THE SACRIFICE, is a haunting vision of a world threatened with nuclear annihilation that inspired Andrew Sarris (The Village Voice) to proclaim, “You may find yourself moved as you have never been moved before.” As a wealthy Swedish family celebrates the birthday of their patriarch Alexander (Erland Josephson,… Continue Reading