‘Mad God’ and more cult flicks are at The Brattle; ‘Elvis’ and ‘Official Competition’ begin their runs
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include literally giant films at the Somerville Theatre, including “L.A. Confidential” and “Spartacus”; unforgettable weirdness such as “Mad God” and Lynch’s “Lost Highway” at The Brattle; and new works such as “Elvis” and the delicious “Official Competition” reviewed.
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include Juneteenth selections, news of a local with a short coming to the Roxbury Film Fest, and the classic “Touki Bouki” pairing with the new and mind-melting “Neptune Frost” at The Brattle. Somerville has big-screen gems, and we have reviews of some small-screen fare as well.
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include Pride Month selections such as “The Birdcage”; repertory choices at The Brattle (including “The Shining”), Harvard Film Archive (Fellini films including “La Dolce Vita”) and the Somerville Theater (including “Touch of Evil”) and new releases including the “The Janes,” about the pre-Roe v. Wade era.
The latest dino theme park installment tries to do too much with too little. It’s not so much that it’s too long – okay, at two and a half hours, it is – but that it tries to weave two franchises into an unnecessarily complex plot that has world-hopping aspirations as well as deep-creviced conspiracies. We get cool new CGI dinos to gawk at, but little else.
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include “The Pop-Art Cinema of the Wachowski Sisters” and “Noir City” offerings (with “Bound” being a great crossover); “The Complete Federico Fellini” at the Harvard Film Archive; and the Somerville Theater bringing back some classics in 70 mm glory. We review the new “Benediction” too.