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A Blueprint For Murder (1953)


AFTER EARTH—M. Night Shyamalan is back, this time with science fiction story starring Will Smith and son Jaden as travelers stranded on Earth 1,000 years after it has been abandoned by humanity. With Sophie Okonedo and Zoë Kravitz. Delevan Drive In, Flix, Maple Ridge, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

THE ICEMAN—Michael Shannon as Richard Kuklinski, the New Jersey contract killer who murdered more than a hundred people while living a quiet suburban family life. Co-starring Winona Ryder, Chris Evans, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer, and James Franco. Directed by Ariel Vromen (Danika). Reviewed this issue. Amherst

KON TIKI—Adaptation of Thor Heyerdal’s memoir about his 1947 trip across the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft, undertaken to demonstrate that South American natives may have settled Polynesia. Starring Pål Sverre Hagen and Anders Baasmo Christiansen. Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Amherst

NOW YOU SEE ME—Crime thriller about a gang of illusionists who use their skills to rob banks. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco Directed by Louis Leterrier (The Transporter). Flix, Market Arcade, Regal Elmwood, Regal Niagara Falls, Regal Quaker, Regal Transit, Regal Walden Galleria, Transit Drive-In

SOMETHING IN THE AIR—From French filmmaker Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours), a semi-autobiographical account of the aftermath of the events of 1968 on Paris students. Starring Clément Métayer, Lola Créton, and Felix Armand. Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills

QUEEN CITY—The final movie scheduled to show at the North Park theater is local filmmaker Peter McGennis’s musical recreation of 1970s action films. McGennis co-stars with Peter Jason, Vivica A. Fox, Susan Tedeschi, Sharon Jones, and James Cotton. North Park


ALFIE (1966)—Michael Caine became an international star as a charming but heartless womanizer sharing his philosophy with the camera in this relic of swinging London. Aside from Burt Bacharach’s memorable title song, the score is by Sonny Rollins. Co-starring Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Jane Asher, Shirley Anne Field, Eleanor Bron, and Denholm Elliott. Directed by Lewis Gilbert (Shirley Valentine). Hallwalls

A BLUEPRINT FOR MURDER (1953)—Noirish murder mystery starring Joseph Cotton as a man who suspects that his late brother’s widow (Jean Peters) poisoned him and plans to do the same to his son, but has no way to prove it. With Gary Merrill and Jack Kruschen. Directed by Andrew Stone (The Last Voyage). Screening Room

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) and THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985)—Opening a Tuesday night series of 1980s double features. Transit Drive-In

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1934)—An ordinary English couple accidentally learn of a plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat by agents who kidnap their daughter in order to keep them quiet. Alfred Hitchcock’s efficient early thriller is more effective than his overwrought 1956 remake. Starring Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre and Pierre Fresnay. Screening Room