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BROKEN CITY—Mark Wahlberg as a New York cop turned private eye hired to investigate a scandal involving the mayor (Russell Crowe). With Jeffrey Wright, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Griffin Dunne. Directed by Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli).
THE LAST STAND—Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to action movies. Be still, my beating heart. Co-starring Forest Whitaker, Peter Stormare and Johnny Knoxville. Directed by Kim Jee-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters).
MAMA—Horror movie about a couple who take in two young girls who lived alone in the woods for five years. Starring Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Megan Charpentier. Directed by Andrés Muschietti.
RUST AND BONE—In the French port city of Antibes, a street fighter (Matthias Schoenaerts) looks for work to support his son and befriends a woman (Marion Cotillard) who has suffered a debilitating accident. Directed by Jacques Audiard (A Prophet). Reviewed this issue. Eastern Hills
L’ATALANTE (France, 1934)—The only feature film completed by Jean Vigo remains proof what a great loss his death from tuberculosis at the age of 29 was to the world of film. Defying categorization, this look at the lives of a newly wedded couple living on the barge where the husband works is both dreamlike and so real you can smell it. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminar. Market Arcade
BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (USSR, 1925)—Sergei Eisenstein’s silent masterpiece recreates a mutiny aboard a Russian battleship and the riot that ensues when the ship lands. The Odessa steps sequences remains one of the most powerful scenes in cinema history. Screening Room
THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998)—Jeff Bridges as the ultimate slacker in this oddball tribute to the Philip Marlow genre concocted by the Coen Brothers, who claim they have no idea why it has garnered such a cult following. But like all cult movies, it gets better every time you watch it. Co-starring John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid, David Thewlis and John Turturro. Riviera
LOHENGRIN—Wagner’s opera from La Scala in Milan Italy. Starring Rene Pape, Jonas Kaufmann, and Annette Dasch. Conducted by Daniel Barenboim and directed by Claus Guth. Amherst, Eastern Hills
HENDRIX 70: LIVE AT WOODSTOCK—New documentary presenting all of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary performance at Woodstock in 1969. Directed by Bob Smeaton. Reviewed this issue. Amherst
VERTIGO (1958) - Guilt ridden over the death of a policeman and a woman he was hired to watch, James Stewart falls madly (literally) in love with a shopgirl who resembles the dead woman. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Screening Room
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