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EVIL DEAD—A remake of Sam Raimi’s classic horror movie scripted by Diablo Cody? That has to be the worst idea since someone sold Tyler Perry a movie camera. Starring Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, and Jessica Lucas. Directed by Fede Alvarez. Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In
GINGER AND ROSA—Sally Potter (Orlando) wrote and directed this drama about the relationship between two teenage girls (Elle Fanning, Alice Englert) in London against the backdrop of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Co-starring Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt and Annette Bening. Reviewed this issue. North Park
JURASSIC PARK—Not a remake, just the 1993 movie retooled in 3D. Flix, Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria
ON THE ROAD—The first film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s epochal novel. Starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Alice Braga, Kirsten Dunst, and Viggo Mortensen. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE DEAD—Sidney Lumet’s final film was one of his bleakest, an unsparing melodrama about the aftereffects of a poorly conceived robbery on the brothers who planned it (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke) and their family. Co-starring Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei, Rosemary Harris, and Amy Ryan. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Market Arcade.
THE BLIV-ZARD OF 13—Your guess is as good as mine. All I can tell you is that it’s a Western New York premiere. Screening Room
THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940)—John Ford’s classic adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel set during the depths of the Depression, as an Oklahoma farm family, forced off their land, try to make their way to a better life California. Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewin, and John Qualen. Screening Room
LA FILLE MAL GARDEE—If you’re trying to introduce someone to ballet, you can’t do better than this comic piece from the Royal Ballet in London. A young woman in love battles her mother’s attempts to wed her to the idiot son of a rich neighbor. The cast includes Steven McRae, Roberta Marquez, and Philip Mosley, whose life inspired Billy Elliot. Choreographed by Frederick Ashton. Amherst, Eastern Hills
LEONIE—Emily Mortimer as the American educator, editor, and journalist Leonie Gilmour and her struggles raising a mixed-race son in Japan in the early 1900s. Co-starring Shidô Nakamura and Christina Hendricks. Directed by Hisako Matsui. Screening Room
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (1938)— Frank Capra’s adaptation of the Kaufman and Hart play about an eccentric family (headed by Lionel Barrymore) and its collision with rich snobs isn’t really screwball comedy, but it’s Capra before he started taking himself too seriously. With Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer and Ann Miller. Fri 7:30pm. The Old Chestnut Film Society, Philip Sheridan School, 3200 Elmwood (836-4757)
YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN (1950)—Kirk Douglas as a trumpet player in a movie loosely inspired by the life of Bix Beiderbecke. Co-staring Lauren Bacall, Doris Day and Hoagy Carmichael. Directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca). Hallwalls
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