Rocky’s Review
Columbus

It's likely a hold-over from an early, brief flirtation with becoming an architect instead of a theatre owner, but I'm ready to buy a ticket to Columbus, Indiana. Columbus happens to contain the highest concentration of Modernist architectural masterpieces in America. And COLUMBUS the movie is a poetic spellbinder, a feast for the eyes about a budding friendship set against the backdrop of Columbus. "The architecture of Columbus, Indiana, and the architecture of this film achieve a harmony rare in contemporary cinema." -The New Republic. COLUMBUS opens in the Starlight Room this Friday, and will likely be playing for just one week.

     Some movies never lose their appeal, and SAY ANYTHING is one of them. How can one not love Lloyd Dobler and his dedicated romantic pursuit. Kickboxing may be the sport of future as far as Lloyd is concerned, but love wins his heart. Tickets are going fast for Saturday's 10:00 p.m. showing of SAY ANYTHING in the Starlight Room.

   STEP and LOGAN LUCKY are finding legions of fans, and both movies are holding over for another week. THE LITTLE HOURS - more popular than I ever expected - plays only through tomorrow, 8/24. Every show since last Friday has sold out, and half the tickets for today's show are already gone.

     Hopefully opening next Friday will be WIND RIVER, one of the best reviewed films of the year. Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen star in this thriller about a rookie FBI agent who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation. "A live wire thriller that knocks you for a loop." -Rolling Stone

     I am off to the 44th Telluride Film Festival next week to find great new movies for you. It it always fun to discover exciting new films, and know that I get to share them with you.

     And speaking of film festivals, the always wonderful Port Townsend Film Festival is right around the corner (9/15-9/17). Check out their great line-up of movies on their website.