Rocky’s Review
Nutcracker, Matrix Resurrection & The Lost Daughter

Do Not Try This At Home. Keanu Reeves has long been keen on doing a great deal of his own stunt work. That same commitment to on-camera physicality played out in THE MATRIX RESURRECTION, opening Wednesday, December 22nd. He and costar Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity) chose to willingly tumble down a 46-story building. He and Moss grabbed hands and leapt off. Yes, they were secured with wires. And they did this stunt at least 19 times! Enjoy the thrills in this long-awaited fourth installment of the Matrix saga.

     THE LOST DAUGHTER. "[Maggie] Gyllenhaal might have chosen conventionally entertaining material for her first time behind the camera, but she and [Olivia] Coleman turn The Lost Daughter into something memorable. -Wall Street Journal. Watch this interview with Ms. Gyllenhall, and if you've had any doubts about seeing this film, it will convince you otherwise. Academy Award nominations will follow this impressive film. "Its strong cast and the story's granular psychological texture will make it a must-see, while putting Gyllenhaal on the map as a neophyte writer-director graced with maturity and restraint." -Hollywood Reporter. It opens in the Starlight Friday, December 24th. The movie is released by Netflix and will be playing on Taylor street for only one week. 

     THE NUTCRACKER from the Bolshoi Ballet plays Sunday at 1:00. The very popular BELFAST plays only through this weekend, but there are four shows both Saturday and Sunday. And both WEST SIDE STORY and DON'T LOOK UP are holding over for another week.

     And the wonderful profile of artist Ursula von Rydingsvard has returned to the Rose Theatre Film Library. Trailer.

Cinematically yours,
Rocky