Film: Xmas Gifts, indie doc & foreign playing now.

Christmas: Tarantino’s “The Hateful 8” with Jennifer Jason Leigh,  Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Samuel Jackson and Kurt Russell. We know that Guns will be involved and that Quentin is being persecuted for his comments about Police Violence.

Dec 3 “Christmas Again.” About a Christmas Tree Salesperson and his strange encounters with various people.

Dec 4th “Christmas Eve.” Actor Patrick Wilson and others are trapped in an Elevator on Xmas Eve

Playing Now “Love the Coopers” Diane Keaton, John Goodman

I’m not going to list all the Big Christmas openers just yet. Suffice it to say that Ghostbusters, Rocky continuation and a new Starwars are ready to go. But there are also big budget films of an orginal nature by top Hollywood Directors. We’ll hit that next week.

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Playing Now

Suffragette w Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter

Brooklyn: Coming of Age, moving to New York in 50’s

Spectre: Daniel Craig as James Bond

Truth: Robert Redford, Cate Blanchette and Matthew Modine about the CBS witchunt following an unflattering 60 minutes story about the Bush Dynasty pulling strings to keep George W out of ‘Nam.It’s about why Dan Rather, played by Redford, stepped down from journalism. It’s very moving, even if you are not a liberal.

Burnt Bradley Cooper as a washed up celeb chef w/a substance abuse past trying to restart his career. It tanked at the Box Office.  Still, I will see it. It’s a Weinstein release

Our Brand Is Chaois: Billy Bob and Sandra Bullock. Political comedy about rival campaign managers. It also tanked but I’ll see it.

Peanuts Movie

Maybe next week?

The Heist: Robert Deniro and others hijacking a school bus.

Trumbo with Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston as a jailed screenwriter, jailed and prohibited from working, branded as a communist and part of the Hollywood 10, all of whom were jailed for not giving up the names of people who had, out of curiosity, attended meetings of the communist party. What’s interesting is like Cartel Kings, Gang Leaders and Mob Bosses, business goes on as usual, even from behind bars.

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Smaller, Indie

Friends and Romans. Real life former stars of Sopranos in this drama/comedy gather for rehearsals for their stage production of Julius Caesar. The ever bumbling FBI (oh those Fibbies) mistake this for a group of Wise guys planning a heist.

James White: Sundance Festival Winner about an unrepentant druggie whose mom is dying of Cancer.

The Condemned 2: Eric Roberts (Julia Robert’s underemployed terrific actor brothr) Wrestling film

 

“My All American.” Football film true story.

“Shelter” a drama about homelessness. Jennifer Connelly stars

“Lost in the Sun” x-country road trip while committing multi state felonies

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Documentaries now playing.

Ingrid Bergman in her own words

Steve McQueen: The Man and Le Mans

Song of Lahore: Pakistani film about an orchestra there.

Jackson Heights: A Queens Neighborhood where 167 languages are spoken.

In the Basement: What people do in their basements

Sembene: Top African Film maker delivers another political documentary.

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Foreign dramas or comedies

The Nightingale: china

Mia Madre: Italy. It’s about a female film maker.

The 33: Chile (it’s about coal miners)

 

 

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