What’s Screening: September 19 – 25

The big event this week is the one-day Silent Autumn festival. I've placed festival films at the bottom of this newsletter. C+ The Zero Theorem, 4-Star, Elmwood, opens Friday. In the 1980s, Terry Gilliam's new film  feels like a less-effective retreat of his brilliant Brazil. Like that far superior picture, it’s set in a dystopian society … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 19 – 25

The Zero Theorem doesn’t add up to much

C+ Dystopian satire Written by Pat Rushin Directed by Terry Gilliam In the 1980s, Terry Gilliam made three sci-fi/fantasy comedies that stood with the best films of that decade. But his best work is now far behind him. His latest movie, The Zero Theorem, although visually exciting and occasionally provocative, doesn't really go anywhere. Quentin … Continue reading The Zero Theorem doesn’t add up to much