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Friday, August 24, 2007

This Weekend at the Movies

posted by on August 24 at 15:50 PM

First, let us admire this illustration, by Phillip Fivel Nessen, made to accompany Charles’s lead about the many hatreds and singular love of Stanley Kubrick.


Beautiful. Charles is writing about Kubrick because his films are showing at SIFF Cinema starting tonight (with 2001: A Space Odyssey), skipping next weekend (for Bumbershoot’s 1 Reel Festival, which looks pretty decent this year), and continuing through September 6.

In On Screen this week: The flabbergastingly good Leonardo DiCaprio global warming movie The 11th Hour (seriously, not even Al Gore could get away with the level of information and theory packed into this fast-paced doc); 2 Days in Paris, a lovely romantic comedy from Before Sunrise star Julie Delpy (who writes “dialogue that’s a delirious blend of bawdy French farce and Woody Allenish neurosis,” according to Jon Frosch); the boxing melodrama Resurrecting the Champ (“surprisingly effective,” says Bradley Steinbacher); September Dawn, a stupid anti-Mormon propaganda movie (the inimitable Lindy West: “It’s narrated by a BABY (a literal infant!) who, admittedly, doesn’t remember much: ‘But I remember feelings!’ Um, ‘kay.”); and The Nanny Diaries, in which Scarlett Johansson plays a nanny named Annie (the film “assumes, first, that you want to see how the upper sliver of society lives, and second, that you hunger to see its corrupt morals torn to shreds,” says me).

Plus, there’s lots of fun stuff in Limited Runs this week: Young Frankenstein is at the Egyptian in honor of the pre-Broadway show, You’re Gonna Miss Me (about the decline of 13th Floor Elevators singer Rory Erickson) at Northwest Film Forum, the Second Annual Bike-In organized by NWFF but at Cal Anderson Park, STIFF Nights’ Murder Party at Central Cinema, and lots more. See Get Out for all your Movie Times needs.

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Do you have a link to more of his stuff? And, am I wrong or is Fivel one of the rabbits in Watership Down? That is the ultimate hippie parent name.

Posted by fivel? | August 24, 2007 3:49 PM

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