Film This Weekend at the Movies
posted by May 23 at 17:10 PMon
If, by some bizarre coincidence, you hate SIFF but love movies, aren’t going to Sasquatch, and are allergic to drum circles, you may find this post helpful. Perhaps.
Cannes coverage all over the place. Check out the New York Times, which has been very on top of things, and the nearly exhaustive GreenCine Daily. (I cannot wait for The Headless Woman. And SIFF AD Carl Spence was telling me yesterday he was impressed by Hunger, which just got picked up by IFC.)
Variety previews the musical theater version of Saved!.
Bradley Steinbacher reviews the disappointing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (“When we’d last seen Indiana Jones he was riding off into the sunset after having discovered the Holy Grail. It was the perfect ending to the series: simple, iconic, and lasting. I’d have preferred to remember him that way”).
I review Meet Bill, which is downright awful.
Limited runs are thin this week, due to SIFF. But we do have Northwest Film Forum, with an extended run of Mister Lonely (here’s our interview with Harmony Korine), and Grand Illusion, with Young Yakuza, a documentary about the Japanese mafia. (We didn’t have a chance to review it, due to the SIFF behemoth, but here’s the Variety review.)