We enjoyed the beautiful film “The Last Sentence” by the Swedish director Jan Troell. Now we will explore together his film “Everlasting Moments.” The vivid story of a woman liberated by art at the beginning of the twentieth century in Sweden.
A Blu-Ray film from the Criterion collection with lots of splendid extras.
A frantic psychiatrist’s life is turned upside down when he is forced to treat a domineering mob boss whose dirty secret is his fear of ordering a hit.
When a famous cheese maker dies in a freak car crash, his daughter (Rachel Ward) is convinced that it was no accident. She thinks he was murdered for his top-secret cheese recipes. To prove her theory, she hires detective Roy Reardon (Steve Martin). His quest to find out what happened to the missing man brings him face-to-face with movie legends, actors such as Humphrey Bogart, Alan Ladd and Burt Lancaster, via footage from classic film noir and crime films. Let’s have a good laugh!
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality. Hitchcock would have loved this movie!
By Paolo Sorrentino, the first one or two episodes from the HBO series. This is a first for us, we’ve never streamed anything from HBO. However, we loved the Paolo Sorentino films we have seen so far including “La Grande Bellezza,” “Il Divo,” and “Youth,” so we thought we should take a peek at his latest work.
Potluck dinner at 5:45, screening to follow at 6:45, lively discussion to follow the film.
He doesn’t know it, but everything in Truman Burbank’s (Jim Carrey) life is part of a massive TV set. Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates “The Truman Show,” a live broadcast of Truman’s every move captured by hidden cameras. Cristof tries to control Truman’s mind, even removing his true love, Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), from the show and replacing her with Meryl (Laura Linney). As Truman gradually discovers the truth, however, he must decide whether to act on it.
Parts of the movie set from The Truman Show were disassembled and sent to Tom in Haiku which became Tom’s studio. This is where you will viewing this movie and all the movies of Cinematiki. Thank you Dennis Gassner.
Vowing to go straight, a convenience store bandit (Nicolas Cage) proposes marriage to the police departments photographer (Holly Hunter). All is wedded bliss until they discover she’s unable to get pregnant and are turned down by every adoption agency in town. It does not take long before they realize the only solution is to kidnap one of the town’s celebrated quintuplets and hit the road!
After enjoying Holly Hunter’s performance in “The Piano,” many of us at Cinematiki wanted to see her again and this time she demonstrates her comedic abilities.
After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath (Holly Hunter) and her young daughter, Flora (Anna Paquin), are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart (Sam Neill). Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines (Harvey Keitel), leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.
Love & Mercy takes its title from the opening track of Brian Wilson’s 1988 solo album, and is about two commodities in very short supply. This very absorbing, heartfelt movie based on the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson is written by Oren Moverman and Michael A Lerner, and directed by Bill Pohlad. It’s creative and experimental in just the right spirit, and faces off two different Brians, portrayed by two different actors, Paul Dano and John Cusack.
Recommended by Dennis Gassner