Archive for January, 2017

Celebrate Yu-Gi-Oh Turning 20 And Palestinian Street Racing
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Celebrate Yu-Gi-Oh Turning 20 And Palestinian Street Racing

For anime fans, Yu-Gi-Oh turning twenty and Studio Ghibli’s first international co-production make this week’s openings special. The Studio Ghibli film is an ecological-themed film involving a marooned sailor and a captor-like turtle. The Yu-Gi-Oh celebration comes in the form of a sequel film written by the series’ creator. For those who want something far […]

The Art Of Banksy Shouldn't Have A Price Tag On It
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The Art Of Banksy Shouldn’t Have A Price Tag On It

A film about an attempt to fight the commodification of the art of Banksy offers one alternative this weekend to watching Hair Fuhrer officially inflict himself on America. At the center of the documentary is the famed Banksy mural Haight Street Rat. The undisputed gem of the weekend, though, is Maren Ade’s acclaimed comedy about […]

Annette Bening, Alternative Single Mother
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Annette Bening, Alternative Single Mother

The new Mike Mills film opening this week features Annette Bening giving a career-best performance. This semi-autobiographical tale follows a makeshift family raising a teenage boy during the late-1970s’ social and political changes. Annette Bening leads the cast as the single mother heading this offbeat family. Jackie director Pablo Larrain has another anti-biopic arriving this […]

A Scorsese Search For Faith In Old Japan
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A Scorsese Search For Faith In Old Japan

The first weekend of the new year opens with a bumper crop of films from master directors. Almodovar adapts three Alice Munro stories. Jarmusch follows a week in the life of a bus driver and his town. And Scorsese follows a pair of missionaries searching in Tokugawa-era Japan for their missing mentor. A Scorsese take […]