Arts This Weekend at the Movies
posted by March 2 at 13:45 PMon
First, the movie news:
Worst idea ever: The Oscar-winning The Lives of Others, about the secret police in 1980s East Germany, is going to be remade as an English-language film by the Weinstein bros.
Someone finally punched NP Thompson where it hurts: Interviews by the former Seattle freelancer and professional basketcase have been pulled from the Greencine website.
David Denby still hates Babel: For all the same reasons, but with shiny new literary references.
SIFF Cinema at Nesholm Family Lecture Hall in the Cell Therapeutics something Auditorium at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall (WHEW!) had its soft opening last night with a reception and a screening of Max Ophul’s fantastic The Earrings of Madame de…. In attendance, among throngs of donors and SIFF staffers: Michael Seiwerath and Susie Purves of Northwest Film Forum (future competitor, which nonetheless provides a venue during part of the festival), Ruth Hayler of Landmark Theatres (future competitor, which nonetheless provides multiple venues during the entire festival), Seattle City Council President Nick Licata, and Seattle Times gossip columnist Pamela Sitt.
Opening today and this weekend:
Zodiac (like being locked in the file cabinet of a conspiracy junkie), along with Black Snake Moan (a ridiculous piece of Southern-fried exploitation), Tears of the Black Tiger (Day-Glo bugfuck!), Wild Hogs (so many kinds of mediocre, and it’ll be number one this weekend), and Days of Glory (a postcolonial war movie) are all in On Screen this week. Scroll to the bottom, and you’ll find reviews of The Aura (a one-week only run of an excellent thriller by the director of Nine Queens), Celine and Julie Go Boating (a one DAY only screening of a fantastically bizarre classic, part of Northwest Film Forum’s practically compulsory Jacques Rivette series), and the traveling Rural Route Film Festival at Grand Illusion (check out the shorts program).
Film Shorts and Movie Times are available in our carefully compiled, lovingly updated movie search, Get Out. Don’t miss the Janus series, continuing at SIFF Cinema through the weekend and beyond: brand spanking new, incredibly glorious prints of The 400 Blows, Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast, Malle’s The Lovers, and a whole new batch on Wednesday.