Cinematically Yours
This Week’s Movie Reviews
Ága / Ronstadt

LPs were so much fun. Booking LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE for this week sent me to my dusty collection of albums to be reminded of which Ronstadt LPs I still had. I found three, and one in particular - Hasten Down The Wind (1976) - I remember playing over and over. Albums were tactile, photos and liner notes to be savored. They were friends waiting for you in your room when you got home from school. And they were transformative. Cameron Crowe captured that sense of discovery so beautifully in his rock 'n' roll, coming-of-age film ALMOST FAMOUS. LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE opens this Friday in the Rose. "Will make you fall in love with her all over again." -The Hollywood Reporter

     Milko Lazarov, the director of ÁGA said that the roots of his film were likely formed in his childhood, when he savored books about North and South Pole researchers. "I lived in these stories, I was a very sensitive child. I was even getting palpitations I was so excited. Later I developed thicker skin. But there was the memory of this 'white' period. I was still excited to go to these places." "A winning combination of the cosily intimate and the sublimely epic." -The Hollywood Reporter

     By request, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON returns Friday for a week-long engagement. Audiences are loving this heartwarming fable. 

      Shakespeare's most famous romantic comedy - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - comes vibrantly to the screen this weekend in the National Theatre's well-reviewed production from the Bridge Theatre. "The sense of mischief spreads like a giant smile." -Evening Standard. "Could be the most joyously affirmative Shakespeare production I've ever seen." -Metro

     RAISE HELL: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS and DOWNTON ABBEY conclude their engagements this Thursday, while JUDY and THE BOWMAKERS continue to draw audiences. Both share the Starlight screen beginning this Friday, 10/18.