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ABOUT LAST NIGHT—Remake of the 1986 romantic comedy (loosely adapted from David Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago). Staring Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, and Joy Bryant. Directed by Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine).
ENDLESS LOVE—Remake of the 1981 teen drama about a boy obsessed with a younger girl. Starring Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde, Bruce Greenwood, Joely Richardson and Robert Patrick. Directed by Shana Feste (Country Strong).
GLORIA—Not a remake of the 1980 John Cassavetes movie, though it does have a strong female lead character with Paulina García as a woman trying to retain a vital life as a fifty-something divorcee. With Sergio Herndández. Directed by Sebastián Lelio (Sacred Family). Reviewed this issue.
ROBOCOP—Remake of the 1986 movie—alright, this is getting out of hand. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley. Directed by José Padilha (Elite Squad).
WINTER’S TALE—There appears to be no 1980s connection to this sci-fi romance that marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Brilliant Mind). Starring Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and William Hurt. Reviewed this issue.
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (1941)—In one of his more lighhearted vehicles, Humphrey Bogart heads a Manhattan crew of gamblers who take down a Nazi spy ring. With Conrad Veidt, Jane Darwell, Peter Lorre, Judith Anderson, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers, and on a break from Preston Sturges movies, William Demarest. Directed by Vincent Sherman (Mr. Skeffington). Fri 7:30 pm. The Old Chestnut Film Society, Philip Sheridan School, 3200 Elmwood (836-4757)
BRINGING UP BABY (1938)—Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, a dinosaur bone, a pair of leopards, and the dog you’ll recognize as “Asta” from The Thin Man are the prime ingredients in the quintessential screwball comedy. Directed by Howard Hawks (His Girl Friday). Fri 7 pm. City Honors Auditorium, 186 E. North St. (www.chsfilm.org)
CASABLANCA (1941)—Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in what is by general consensus Hollywood’s greatest romance, if not the most popular Hollywood film period.. Directed by Michael Curtiz. With Paul Heinreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, S.Z. Sakall and Dooley Wilson.
CHARULATA (India, 1964)—In the late 19th century, an Indian woman yearns for freedom from her dull life and her marriage to a newspaper editor. Directed by Satyajit Ray (The World of Apu). Presented by the Buffalo Film Seminar. Market Arcade
DARK CITY (1998)— Dystopian classic starring Rufus Sewell who awakens with no memory at the scene of a murder in a city with no sunlight run by malevolent forces. With Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt and Kiefer Sutherland. Directed by Alex Proyas (The Crow). Hallwalls
A FIELD IN ENGLAND—Reviewed this issue. Squeaky Wheel
ROMEO AND JULIET—Orlando Bloom stars in this recent Broadway production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, With Condola Rashad and Justin Guarini, Directed by David Leveaux. Amherst
ROMÉO ET JULIETTE—Charles Gounod’s opera based on Shakespeare’s play, from the Verona opera house. Amherst
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