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The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game


"One of the year's finest films; I could happily watch The Imitation Game again." (Leonard Maltin)

Nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role. During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst, and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing on charges of 'gross indecency,' unwittingly incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant and complicated man.

Morten Tyldum. 2014. 114 m. PG-13. UK/USA. The Weinstein Company.

Leonard Maltin's review

Thurs. Jan 29   7:35 PM 9:55 PM
Fri. Jan 30   2:55 PM 5:30 PM 7:55 PM 10:20 PM
Sat. Jan 31   11:30 AM 5:00 PM 7:25 PM 9:50 PM
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Mon. Feb 2   2:30 PM 5:20 PM 9:45 PM
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Wed. Feb 4   2:30 PM 7:00 PM 9:30 PM
Thurs. Feb 5   2:30 PM 5:00 PM 9:50 PM

A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year


"...Chandor’s absorbing no-bull NYC drama further clarifies what might be the most promising career in American movies: an urban-headed filmmaker attuned to economies of place and time, with an eye on the vacant throne of Sidney Lumet.." (Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York)

A Critical Favorite! Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden in New York City's history -- A Most Violent Year follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. This provocative film stars Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, David Oyelowo (Selma), and Albert Brooks. 

J.C. Chandor. 2014. 125 m. R. USA. A24 Films.

Time Out New York review

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Mon. Feb 2   2:45 PM 7:45 PM 10:10 PM
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Wed. Feb 4   2:35 PM 5:05 PM 9:45 PM
Thurs. Feb 5   2:35 PM 5:10 PM 9:40 PM

Birdman

Birdman


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

Nominated for 9 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role. 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

Thurs. Jan 29   9:40 PM

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner


"As is usual with any Mike Leigh film -- a style unique and trademarked by now -- his ensemble is a collection of remarkably adept actors who know their characters so well they could stay in character for weeks, continually improvising, as they often do." (Sasha Stone, The Wrap)

Academy Award Nominee for Best Cinematography. The latest from master filmmaker Mike Leigh explores the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), who is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. Interested in learning more about Turner? Attend our Frameworks event w/Turner expert, Gillian Forrester.

Mike Leigh. 2014. 150 m. R. UK. Sony Pictures Classics.

The Wrap

Fri. Jan 30   3:00 PM 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Sat. Jan 31   12:00 PM 3:00 PM 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
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Thurs. Feb 5   3:00 PM 6:00 PM 9:00 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)

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. 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 Edward 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. R. Germany/USA, English/German/Portuguese. RADiUS-TWC.

Salon.com review

Sat. Jan 31   11:45 AM