An old-school Reader blowout, and the rest of this week's screenings | Bleader

An old-school Reader blowout, and the rest of this week's screenings

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The Place Beyond the Pines
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
Wow, just like the old days: this week we have not one but two long reviews, of Room 237, a documentary about the various hidden meanings people find in Stanley Kubrick's The Shining (1980), and Tabu, a Portuguese drama that harks back to the old F.W. Murnau feature Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931). We've also got new capsule reviews of Evil Dead, a remake of the Sam Raimi classic; The Host, a sci-fi date movie adapted from the book by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer; Never the Same: The Prisoner of War Experience, about U.S. soldiers who were interned by the Japanese in World War II; and The Place Beyond the Pines, a new drama by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine).

La Jetee
  • La Jetee
Best bets for repertory: Adam McKay's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), midnight Friday and Saturday at Landmark's Century Centre; Arthur Penn's Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Friday and Sunday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Werner Herzog's Only Dwarfs Started Small (1970), Wednesday at Doc; Stephen Frears's High Fidelity (2000), Thursday at the Logan; and Chris Marker's La Jetee (1962), Sunday at Doc.


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