Film This Weekend at the Movies
posted by March 29 at 16:07 PMon
What’s opening this week? Besides Asia Argento’s thighs, that is. Aren’t I nice? I put the naughty picture in the popup for you fine folks at work. Here’s the tame alternative:
In On Screen this week: Brendan Kiley on Olivier Assayas’s Boarding Gate (“The film lurches between low-level action sequences and bleak eroticism, all for the sake of admiring, and pitying, Argento’s sad beauty”), me on Flawless (“Giving the thieves social grievances serves only to undermine their greed—the one motive we can all understand”), Bradley Steinbacher on Run Fatboy Run (“With pedestrian direction by David Schwimmer [yes, that David Schwimmer], Run Fatboy Run works best when all focus is on Simon Pegg, whose inspired twitchings and dashes of exasperated mania are responsible for the bulk of the movie’s highs”), Charles Mudede on Stop-Loss (It’s “an obituary of America’s leftist spirit”), and Steinbacher again on 21 (“a headache of a movie where every camera movement is overbaked and every turn of a card is accompanied by an unnecessary sound edit”).
And Lindy West on the mysteriously enduring appeal of High School Musical.
Limited-run films tucked away in the calendar include the remaining National Film Festival for Talented Youth events at SIFF Cinema, the nicely shot soap operetta Lost in Beijing and the annual anniversary screenings of Rubin & Ed at the Grand Illusion, the deeply fascinating Opera Jawa and other Global Lens films at SIFF Cinema, and Live and Become at the Varsity.
For all your movie times needs, check out the redesigned calendar. I think it’s even more helpful than before, but we’re still tweaking things, so feed the back and back the feed.