Magic in the Moonlight

STARTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
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Reviews

“A master stroke of enchantment from one of the few legitimate cinematic geniuses of the modern cinema.” – Rex Reed, New York Observer.

Magic in the Moonlight


Directed by Woody Allen

Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford, a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists' claims. Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan, Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d'Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace, son Brice, and daughter Caroline. He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker who is staying there with her mother. Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace, who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband, and once there, attracted the attention of Brice, who has fallen for her head over heels. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick Magic in the Moonlight plays is the one that fools us all. 

MPAA Rating:
Run Time: 100 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Calvary

STARTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
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Reviews

"Brendan Gleeson gives a performance of monumental soul in John Michael McDonagh's masterful follow-up to The Guard." - Justin Chang, Variety.

"The masterful control McDonagh exerts over the shifts in tone are worth cherishing, bringing it soaring close to something divine." - Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist.

R

Calvary


Directed by John Michael McDonagh

Calvary’s Father James is a good priest who is faced with sinister and troubling circumstances brought about by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moral - and often comic - problems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 100 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

The Trip To Italy

STARTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
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Reviews

"As funny as the first go-round, more beautiful to look at, and better conceived." - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.

"Highly entertaining...casts a warm, enveloping spell." - Scott Foundas, Variety.

NR

The Trip To Italy


Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of "Jagged Little Pill," and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.

 

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

Land Ho!

COMING IN AUGUST
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Reviews

“A classic journey of self-discovery generously embellished with laughter, otherworldly beauty and philosophical inquiries…” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.

“Full of surprises, rich in the way it noses around the rocky terrain of aging in an indifferent world through the engaging performances of its two stars.” – Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times.

R

Land Ho!


Directed by Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens

Back when they were brothers-in-law, married to two sisters, Mitch and Colin were close friends, but they drifted apart as Mitch and his wife divorced and Colin's wife died. Now Mitch, a retired surgeon who can't quite admit to being retired, recruits a reluctant Colin on a holiday to Iceland-just the ticket to perk up a pair who have endured their share of disappointments but still have a spirit of adventure in them.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 95 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: USA

Love Is Strange

STARTS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
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Reviews

"A total triumph… John Lithgow and Alfred Molina turn in career-topping work in a sensitive domestic tragedy about the finite nature of any union." - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York.

“Never feels anything less than authentic, like a true story shared by close friends.” – Peter DeBruge, Variety.

R

Love Is Strange


Directed by Ira Sachs

After nearly four decades together, Ben and George finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and - victims of the relentless New York City real estate market - temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew, his wife, and their temperamental teenage son, with whom Ben shares a bedroom. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.

MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 94 mins
Release Year: 2014
Country of Origin: Macedonia