Boyhood

2:45p
Reviews

"Richard Linklater’s masterpiece, he both captures moments in time and relinquishes them as he moves from year to year." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.

"A masterpiece that isn't quite like anything else in the history of cinema." - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.

 

R

Boyhood


Directed by Richard Linklater

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It's impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 163 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

The Skeleton Twins

7:30p 9:30p
Reviews

"Warm, funny, heartfelt and uplifting, the film is led by revelatory performances from Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Distinguishes itself with a pair of knockout performances." - Geoff Berkshire, Variety.

 

R

The Skeleton Twins


Directed by Craig Johnson

After many years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. When both feel that they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. For Maggie, that means re-examining her marriage to sweet “nature frat boy” Lance and her own self-destructive tendencies, while Milo must face the pain of an early heartbreak he never quite got past. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in accepting the past and mending their relationship with each other.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 93 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Gone Girl

11:00am 12:00p 1:00p 2:00p 4:00p 5:00p 6:00p 7:00p 8:00p 9:00p 10:00p
Reviews

“Surgically precise, grimly funny and entirely mesmerizing… a taut yet expansive psychological thriller.” - Justin Chang, Variety.

"The stealthiest comedy since American Psycho. This movie creeps up on you like a dawning realization." - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York.

R

Gone Girl


Directed by David Fincher

Gone Girl - directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn - unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 145 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Pride

12:15p 3:00p
Reviews

"The film is so warmhearted, its themes of friendship and mutual respect so resonant." - Charles Grant, Variety.

"Crowd-pleasing, funny, warm-hearted and enormously satisfying." - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter.

NR

Pride


Directed by Matthew Warchus

Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. 

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 120 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Art and Craft

11:05am 5:30p
Reviews

"It’s a funny, fascinating look at why Landis became an art forger, how he got caught and what he plans to do in the future, which may be more of the same." - Stephanie Merry, Washington Post.

"An intriguing depiction of counterfeit impulses, immense talent gone awry and what lies behind the desire to create." - Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist.

NR

Art and Craft


Directed by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering multiple styles and periods. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money, but instead donates his fakes to museums across the country. When Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar in Cincinnati, discovers the ruse and organizes an exhibition of the work, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. However, it's not so clear that he can. Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic whose elaborate con is also a means to cultivate connection and respect - feeding what he now understands as an outright "addiction to philanthropy." Art and Craft starts out as an art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity. What emerges is an unflinching exploration of life with mental illness and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 89 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Birdman

STARTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Reviews

"Michael Keaton pulls off a startling comeback in Alejandro G. Inarritu's blistering showbiz satire." - Peter Debruge, Variety.

"Hubristic, humble, heartfelt and hotheaded, Birdman is phenomenal." - Jessica Kiang, Indiewire.

 

R

Birdman


Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. Written and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 119 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Whiplash

STARTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
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Reviews

“Revealing both the dangers and payoffs of artistic ambition, Whiplash is sure to establish Chazelle as a directorial force to be reckoned with.” – Emma Myers, Indiewire.

"Filmmaker Damien Chazelle proves an exceptional builder of scenes, crafting loaded, need-to-succeed moments that grab our attention and hold it tight." - Peter Debruge, Variety.

R

Whiplash


Directed by Damien Chazelle

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 106 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Netherlands

Force Majeure

COMING IN NOVEMBER
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Reviews

“Force Majeure is a brutally smart and original film.” – Jessica Klang, The Playlist.

“An impressive and adult piece of work, bracing and intelligent.” - Drew McWeeny, Hitfix.

R

Force Majeure


Directed by Ruben Östlund

A critical favorite and word-of-mouth sensation at this year's Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family-handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond, pre-teen children-on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With panicked diners fleeing in all directions, Ebba calls out for her husband as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, however, makes a decision that will shake the family's world to its core. Although the anticipated disaster fails to occur, his marriage now hangs in the balance as he struggles to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 118 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Sweden

Rosewater

STARTS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7
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Reviews

"Stewart’s confident, superbly acted debut feature works as both a stirring account of human endurance and a topical reminder of the risks faced by journalists in pursuit of the truth." - Scott Foundas, Variety.

"A solid, quietly involving work about political turmoil in the Middle East, and the toll it takes on a free press. Like much of Stewart's work, it's smart and it points fingers in directions in which they need to be pointed." - Steve Pond, The Wrap.

NR

Rosewater


Directed by Jon Stewart

Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival," written by Maziar Bahari. The film marks the directorial debut of "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal. Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the prime challenger to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Mousavi's supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad's victory declaration hours before the polls closed, Bahari endured personal risk by sending footage of the street riots to the BBC. Bahari was arrested by police, led by a man identifying himself only as "Rosewater," who tortured and interrogated him over the next 118 days. With Bahari's wife leading an international campaign to have her husband freed, and Western media outlets keeping the story alive, Iranian authorities released Bahari on $300,000 bail and the promise he would act as a spy for the government.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 103 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

The Theory of Everything

STARTS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
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Reviews

"A heartbreaking inspiration… stands among the year's early Oscar contenders.” - Christopher Rosen, Huffington Post.

NR

The Theory of Everything


Directed by James Marsh

Academy Award winner James Marsh helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones. The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life's work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing. Jane's memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the new film.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time:
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

The Great Invisible

COMING IN NOVEMBER
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Reviews

"A powerful documentary that reminds those of us who've moved on to other worries that this one is far from finished." - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.

"A uniquely thought-provoking chronicle of an event that, in the absence of any real preventive action taken by oil companies or the U.S. government, calls out for further cinematic and journalistic attention." - Justin Chang, Variety.

NR

The Great Invisible


Directed by Margaret Brown

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in a blaze of fire that could be seen 35 miles away, killing 11 workers and causing the worst oil spill in American history. The Great Invisible, the first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, is the result of four years that Alabama-born Brown spent traveling in the small towns and major cities all around the Gulf, talking to those affected. With an eye for unforgettable characters, Brown gained the trust of a wide range of people- from industry insiders to small-town fishermen, from lawyers administering BP's faulty compensation fund to the shell-shocked survivors of the initial blast (one of whom provides chilling first-person video taken onboard the Deepwater Horizon in the days leading up to the disaster). Together, their testimony adds up to a damning portrait of an industry whose lack of government oversight led to unthinkable catastrophe - a lack of oversight that has not changed, despite the widespread outrage at the time.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 92 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Foxcatcher

STARTS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28
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Reviews

"A superbly modulated study of a twisted mind with a career-changing performance by Steve Carell." - Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum give superb performances in Bennett Miller's powerfully disturbing true-crime saga." - Justin Chang, Variety.

R

Foxcatcher


Directed by Bennett Miller

Foxcatcher tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz, who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins "coaching" a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, the film is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 130 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Listen Up Philip

COMING IN NOVEMBER
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Reviews

"A tale told with immense filmmaking verve and novelistic flourish, and acted by an exceptional ensemble cast." - Scott Foundas, Variety.

"Exudes a kind of affectation that charms." - Emma Myers, Indiewire.

NR

Listen Up Philip


Directed by Alex Ross Perry

A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip's idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject - himself.

MPAA Rating: NR
Run Time: 108 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Wild

COMING IN DECEMBER
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Reviews

"Alternately harrowing and heartbreaking, but laced with saving bursts of humor." - Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Heartfelt and haunting, sympathetic while still aware of the limits of sympathy, Wild incorporates beautiful direction, smart writing and brave acting." - James Rocchi, Film.com.

R

Wild


Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

From Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of Dallas Buyers Club and starring Reese Witherspoon.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 115 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Inherent Vice

COMING IN JANUARY
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Reviews
R

Inherent Vice


Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Inherent Vice, is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello's ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin...well, easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," that's being way too overused - except this one usually leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists... Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp - all Thomas Pynchon.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 148 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA