Newsletter Correction: Emotional Arithmetic

I just discovered that I left a very important screening out of this week's newsletter--one of the best movies not getting released this week. Since the screening hasn't happened yet (it's Thursday night), here it is: Emotional Arithmetic, Castro, Thursday, 8:30. In the best performance of an excellent career, Susan Sarandon plays an American-born Holocaust … Continue reading Newsletter Correction: Emotional Arithmetic

Good News on Universal Fire

You may remember my post from last month, Precious Prints Lost to Fire. Universal Studios lost almost its entire collection of archival 35mm prints in the fire that also damaged parts of the amusement park. While new prints could be struck from the unharmed negatives (stored in Philidelphia), economic realities suggested at that time that … Continue reading Good News on Universal Fire

What’s Screening: July 25-31

he Jewish Film Festival is up and running. I've separated my festival-related recommendations and warnings from the others. Wonderful Town, Kabuki, opens Friday. Wonderful Town has nothing to do with the 1953 Broadway musical of the same name, although a few songs would liven up this very dull creature from Thailand. The story concerns a … Continue reading What’s Screening: July 25-31

Wonderful Town

[F] Drama Written and Directed by Aditya Assarat Wonderful Town has nothing to do with the 1953 Broadway musical of the same name, although a few songs would liven it up. This Thai drama allegedly examines the long-term psychological aftereffects of a devastating natural disaster. According to the press release, the town of Takua Pa, … Continue reading Wonderful Town