Evening Flix comprises a series of movies examining the lives, works and worlds of various artists. Here’s a quick guide to what’s being shown.
Rust and Bone: The effervescent Marion Cotillard received considerable praise for her performance in this tale of a killer whale trainer who suffers a horrific accident, with Time pointing out that she “demonstrates again her eerie ability to write complex feelings on her face without grandstanding her emotions”. Trance: Danny Boyle returns to the silver [...]
Directed by Josh Radnor I was really looking forward to Liberal Arts, Josh Radnor’s second directorial feature, after a glowing round of reviews that promised a clever indie rom-com that would make me lust after my own oedipal trajectory for more than four seconds. Unfortunately, it’s just a Garden State for the Peter Pan generation—that [...]
Directed by Pablo Larrain Given enough time, most events will offer themselves as perfect analogies for contemporary reflection. Filmmakers are as acutely aware as historians of the resources of the past, but the wisdom in claiming them is not without conditions. Director Oliver Stone spectacularly misjudged the worth of revisiting 9/11 after only five years. [...]