Film

Hollywood loves a winner, and the holiday movie season is when the

Hollywood loves a winner, and the holiday movie season is when the industry most depends on tales of uplift, inspiration, and overcoming. Summer is for… Continue reading

Local & Repertory •  Bad Santa Working from a story by the

Local & Repertory• Bad Santa Working from a story by the Coen brothers, director Terry Zwigoff’s 2003 film is calculated to affront anyone who holds the… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2014

Local & Repertory Home Alone Child actor Macaulay Culkin brutally tortures blameless

Local & RepertoryHome Alone Child actor Macaulay Culkin brutally tortures blameless burglars Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern in this Christmas-themed 1990 horror movie, written by… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Blade Runner: The Final Cut Ridley Scott’s vanguard

Local & Repertory• Blade Runner: The Final Cut Ridley Scott’s vanguard science-fiction epic from 1982 has been digitally tweaked in hundreds of ways, most of which… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Bad Santa Working from a story by the

Local & Repertory• Bad Santa Working from a story by the Coen brothers, director Terry Zwigoff’s 2003 film is calculated to affront anyone who holds the… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2014

I have written this story several times before, which says something about

I have written this story several times before, which says something about the state of the indie/art-house movie biz. As first reported by Capitol Hill… Continue reading

Local & Repertory •  Couch Fest This is a cute idea for

Local & Repertory• Couch Fest This is a cute idea for adventurous filmgoers who’d prefer to avoid the holiday shopping throngs downtown and at the malls.… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Blade Runner: The Final Cut Ridley Scott’s vanguard

Local & Repertory• Blade Runner: The Final Cut Ridley Scott’s vanguard science-fiction epic from 1982 has been digitally tweaked in hundreds of ways, most of which… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Casablanca We all know the story: a classic

Local & Repertory• Casablanca We all know the story: a classic love triangle set against the tensions of war. True to its stage origins, the 1942… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Couch Fest This is a cute idea for

Local & Repertory• Couch Fest This is a cute idea for adventurous filmgoers who’d prefer to avoid the holiday shopping throngs downtown and at the malls.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Live by Night The Big Combo, Joseph Lewis’

Local & Repertory• Live by NightThe Big Combo, Joseph Lewis’ 1955 tale of mob scandal, stars Jean Wallace as a former femme fatale seeking redemption. With… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Casablanca We all know the story: a classic

Local & Repertory• Casablanca We all know the story: a classic love triangle set against the tensions of war. True to its stage origins, the 1942… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Live by Night The Big Combo, Joseph Lewis’

Local & Repertory• Live by NightThe Big Combo, Joseph Lewis’ 1955 tale of mob scandal, stars Jean Wallace as a former femme fatale seeking redemption. With… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Brazil Terry Gilliam’s grim, near-great Orwellian satire from

Local & Repertory• Brazil Terry Gilliam’s grim, near-great Orwellian satire from 1985 stars Jonathan Pryce as the meek clerk who becomes an unlikely and reluctant resistance… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2014

Einstein is the screenwriter’s crutch. At least in the case of Christopher

Einstein is the screenwriter’s crutch. At least in the case of Christopher Nolan (writing with his brother Jonathan), the bending of space and the relativity… Continue reading

Local & Repertory •  All Monsters Attack! The GI’s annual horror fest

Local & Repertory• All Monsters Attack! The GI’s annual horror fest concludes with the excellent Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In (through Thurs.), the… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2014

Local & Repertory •  Brazil Terry Gilliam’s grim, near-great Orwellian satire from

Local & Repertory• Brazil Terry Gilliam’s grim, near-great Orwellian satire from 1985 stars Jonathan Pryce as the meek clerk who becomes an unlikely and reluctant resistance… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2014

Local & Repertory •  All Monsters Attack! The GI’s annual horror fest

Local & Repertory• All Monsters Attack! The GI’s annual horror fest continues with the 1974 Canadian porno Sexcula (Sat.), The Manitou (Thurs.), the excellent Swedish vampire… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2014

Local & Repertory •  All Monsters Attack! The GI’s annual horror fest

Local & Repertory• All Monsters Attack! The GI’s annual horror fest concludes with the excellent Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In (through Thurs.), the… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2014