Archive for January, 2018

Daniel Day-Lewis Plays An Artistic Control Freak
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Daniel Day-Lewis Plays An Artistic Control Freak

Daniel Day-Lewis in possibly his final screen role sucks the air out of the weekend’s openings. Paul Thomas Anderson reunites with Daniel Day-Lewis to tell a highly acclaimed story of creation and “true love.” For those wanting to pass on the Daniel Day-Lewis rush, the Roxie offers two intriguing alternatives. One is an animated film […]

The Restoration Of The Last Masterwork Of Andrei Tarkovsky
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The Restoration Of The Last Masterwork Of Andrei Tarkovsky

A restoration of the last film made by Andrei Tarkovsky highlights this week of special screenings. Folks who can head to San Rafael can sample the best of the foreign film Oscar submissions. Low-minded gorehounds, on the other hand, will flock to the Alamo Drafthouse screening of the space coffee beans of death movie. Contamination […]

San Francisco As Seen Through Hollywood's Lens
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San Francisco As Seen Through Hollywood’s Lens

San Francisco becomes the star of Guy Maddin’s non-remake of the Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo in the weekend’s prime opening. For those who missed the film’s premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival, now you have another chance to see the results. For those seeking the best of the new openings this weekend, readers […]

Jessica Chastain As A Smart And Sexy Poker Game Operator
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Jessica Chastain As A Smart And Sexy Poker Game Operator

Jessica Chastain lights up this light weekend of movie openings. She stars as a real-life former Olympic skier turned mistress of a very high-stakes roaming poker game. This new Jessica Chastain movie is further enhanced by having both script and direction handled by The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. Otherwise, the only other new film […]