Yes, it’s another week, and in those various darkened rooms around the city, in art house cinemas and multiplexes, everything’s coming up sexy, with Lars Von Trier back in town! There is 2 volumes of his new movie Nymphomaniac, so that makes for over 4 hours of pumping and grinding and all in the name of art. Why not make it a trilogy?
Plot A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.
Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier
Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin
What is happening with Liam Neeson, it’s very hard to describe. I’m sure it’s some type of mid life crisis, but seriously, another action movie? The critics don’t like this one, and they’re probably right.
Plot: An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writers: John W. Richardson (screenplay), Christopher Roach (screenplay), 3 more credits »
Stars: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy
This one is something of a surprise, as it looked like it would be a critic favorite, but if we’ve learned anything here, it’s that some movies just have good trailers. I think this one joins those ranks.
Plot: While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Director: Brian Percival
Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson
Funny Face is right out of 1957, but is getting a re release this week, for whatever reason. It’s all singing, all dancing, if that’s your type of thing. I’m not sure I’m all singing, all dancing, if I’m being honest…
Plot: An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.
Director: Stanley Donen
Writer: Leonard Gershe
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson