April Blindspot: Metropolis (1927)

Release: Sunday, March 13, 1927 [Netflix] Written by: Thea von Harbou Directed by: Fritz Lang Austrian-German filmmaker Fritz Lang's critique of capitalism and class structure in his classic silent epic Metropolis is a sight to behold, even if it is far from graceful. He imagines a dystopian city in the year 2026, a self-contained universe starkly divided between the weak … Continue reading April Blindspot: Metropolis (1927)

Allied

Release: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Steven Knight Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Brad Pitt finds a new ally in Marion Cotillard in his post-Angelina Jolie world. Sad face. Actually, those were just rumors. And this isn't a gossip column. On the other hand, the two are pretty convincing playing a pair of lovestruck assassins whose loyalty to one another … Continue reading Allied

Race

Release: Friday, February 19, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Joe Shrapnel; Anna Waterhouse Directed by: Stephen Hopkins No sports film is strictly a celebration of athleticism. Tethered to that name or group of names is the burden of understanding, not of themselves -- the athlete knows specifically what he or she is -- but rather that their actions represent a … Continue reading Race

Bridge of Spies

Release: Friday, October 16, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Matt Charman; Joel Coen; Ethan Coen Directed by: Steven Spielberg The Red Scare may be long since over but in Steven Spielberg's 29th feature (!) we're thrown right back into the thick of it as Tom Hanks is tapped to negotiate the swapping of two major (human) pawns caught in a protracted and … Continue reading Bridge of Spies

The Book Thief

Release: Friday, November 8, 2013 (limited) [Theater] The talented, young Sophie Nélisse steps into this significantly bleak lead role as the orphaned Liesel Meminger after her mother leaves her with a German couple during the escalation of World War II. Burdened with an extraordinarily trying existence, Leisel's pain soon will become your own as you watch … Continue reading The Book Thief