Browsing all articles from July, 2013.

The Wolverine

The Wolverine 

* * While a marked improvement over 2009’s forgettable X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hugh Jackman’s latest outing—his 6th as the snarling, talon-fingered mutant Logan—is a middling picture, welcomely understated as summer action pictures go. But that doesn’t exactly make it good. Directed by James Mangold, the expert helmer of Walk the Line, Cop Land and 3:10 […]

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The Conjuring

The Conjuring 

* * * * James Wan’s splendidly creepy, first-class haunted house picture The Conjuring is a welcome throwback to a genre all but forgotten by Hollywood’s labored, modern CGI thrillers.  Featuring expert craftsmanship that makes superlative use of light, darkness, sound and production design, The Conjuring is a high-order hair-raiser that takes its subject—demonic possession, its […]

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Please join us – legendary back-up singer MERRY CLAYTON Q&A for 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, Saturday, July 13

Please join us – legendary back-up singer MERRY CLAYTON Q&A for 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, Saturday, July 13 

Please join us for a very special post-film discussion with Merry Clayton, star of the new documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, and one of the most famous back-up singers of all time.  In addition to her chilling vocals on the Rolling Stones legendary 1969 track Gimme Shelter (“Rape! Murder! It’s just a shot away!), Clayton’s […]

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