Events for May 4th, 2012
Directed by Ralph Fiennes. UK. 2011. R. 122 min. Weinstein Co. 35mm.
Fri, May 4 thru Wed, May 9 -- Roll over to view showtimes.
William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is the story of a peerless soldier undone twice: first by an inability to stir any tenderness in his soul when he’s made a leader of men, then by a late-arriving overabundance of that tenderness. He’s only skilled at killing—bred for it by a patriotic mother, if not born to it—and lost when called upon to do anything else. As played by Ralph Fiennes in his own cinematic adaptation of the play, Coriolanus’ military genius makes him a figure of awe, but it’s his near-absence of empathy that makes him terrifying. More»
Directed by Robert William Young. UK. 1972. PG-13. 84 min. Criterion/Private Collector. 35mm.
- Fri, May 4, 10:00 pm
Go to the bottom of the post to read about a contest to win tickets to Vampire Circus! “Vampire Circus is a Hammer film. It’s got recycled sets, home counties woodland posing as mittel Europe, dodgy day-for-night shots, unconvincing gore and iffy vampire fangs (always with plenty of fillings showing) and dollops of nudity and sex which those in front of and behind the camera didn’t seem very comfortable with. About the only thing its hasn’t got are those Hammer stalwarts Cushing and Lee. But, for all this, Vampire Circus is still a perfectly entertaining, watchable film. More»