New Releases


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The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins


The Skeleton Twins is a well-written and acted movie about contemporary life that doesn’t strain for melodrama and is largely devoid of weepy soap opera theatrics." (Stephen Holden, NYTimes)


When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong.

Craig Johnson. 2014. 93 m. R. USA. Roadside Attractions .

NYTimes review

Thurs. Oct 23  5:00 PM

Pride

Pride


"Warchus really knows how to stage musical theater for the movies. He makes you want to dance. More amazing, however, is that he also makes you want to vote." (Wesley Morris, Grantland)

Inspired by an extraordinary true story. In the summer of 1984, the National Union of Mineworkers goes on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the mineworkers, as the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Matthew Warchus. 2014. 120 m. R. UK. CBS Films.

Grantland review

Thurs. Oct 23  5:05 PM 7:35 PM

Birdman

Birdman


"Birdman is the very definition of a tour de force..." (David Edelstein, New York Magazine)

Westchester Exclusive! Michael Keaton returns to the big screen in a role that only he can play. BIRDMAN (or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover everything he's lost. Visually stunning, technically superb and featuring knock-out performances from an all-star cast-- Birdman is not just a comeback for Keaton-- it's a comeback for the magic of film itself. 

Alejandro González Iñárritu. 2014. 119 m. R. USA. Fox Searchlight.

New York Magazine

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Kill the Messenger

Kill the Messenger


"Sometimes, when David takes on Goliath, David is the one who ends up getting defeated." (David Carr, NY Times)

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, who uncovered a conspiracy with explosive implications. Webb's investigation takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. - and draws the kind of attention that threatens his career, his family, and his life.

Michael Cuesta. 2014. 112 m. R. USA. Focus Features.

NY Times

Thurs. Oct 23  10:00 PM

Citizenfour

Citizenfour


"...[A]n urgent, gripping real-life spy story that should be seen by every American, and quite likely by everybody else too." (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon)

Laura Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted emails from someone identifying himself as "citizen four." With her camera in tow, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Eric Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before your eyes.

Laura Poitras. 2014. 114 m. NR. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

Salon.com review

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