PG- mature themes, disturbing content, coarse language.
Dir: Marc Forster, US/Sweden, 2022. Tom Hanks, Mariana Treviño, Rachel Keller, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. Based on the # 1 New York Times bestseller. "A small and warmhearted gem starring one of our finest veteran actors in a well-crafted and emotionally involving remake of a film about a widowed curmudgeon who begins to grow and change after experiencing some major life setbacks. Otto wears its heart on its sleeve... But it wins us over, thanks in large part to Hanks delivering the umpteenth memorable performance in his remarkable career, and some breakout supporting work from the crackling good supporting cast... Now retired, Otto has nothing but time on his hands, and he spends much of that time patrolling his gated neighborhood growling about bicycles that aren’t parked in the rack, garbage that hasn’t been properly sorted into the recycling bin, etc., etc. Not that Otto plans to be long for this world...Since the recent passing of his beloved wife, Otto has lost the will to go on… But Otto can’t escape the constant visits from his new neighbors, Marisol and Tommy… He can’t even find the right moment to kill himself, what with these pesky people constantly stopping by… Mariana Treviño is spectacularly good as Marisol, who at first glance might seem like an unorganized mess but is actually a brilliant, vibrant, loving, constantly-in-motion life force. Even though Marisol is the one asking Otto to lend her a ladder or teach her to drive or watch the girls so she and Tommy can have a date night, she doesn’t need Otto’s help, not really. She’s saving him. " - Richard Roeper, The Chicago Sun-Times
PG- mature subject matter.
Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda, South Korea/Japan, 2023. Song Kang-ho, Dong-won Gang, Bae Doona, Lee Ji Eun. In Korean with English Subtitles. Winner of two Cannes Film Festival awards including Best Actor. "Broker is the sweetest, gentlest film about (let’s call it what it is) human trafficking that you’ll ever see. The story opens with single teenager So-young leaving a newborn in a church’s baby drop box. Before the infant can find its way into the adoption system, it is diverted by Dong-soo and Sang-hyun (Parasite’s Song Kang-ho), who plan to sell it to a wealthy couple... A couple of young police officers are also involved, hoping to break up this trafficking ring, even as they admit to each other that the bumbling traffickers they’re tracking are barely 'organized' crime. And then So-young returns, not to reclaim the baby but to ensure it goes to a good family. What follows is part road trip, part crime drama, part infant kidnapping, surely the best example of this multiple-sub-genre since Raising Arizona. So-Young proves an astute negotiator when it comes to advocating for the child, although the circumstances of its birth and how she came to abandon it grow ever more complicated... Small wonder that Broker won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Cannes… It also picked up a best actor prize for Song’s role as the head trafficker, although to be honest I’d say a best-ensemble award would be more appropriate. Not only are the actors all excellent, but Kore-eda has shown time and again that, from the moment of birth, no one flies or fails completely on their own." - Chris Knight, The National Post
Presented by Classics at City Cinema in Collaboration by The Comic Hunter and sponsored by The Hollywood Suite. Dir: Eric Radomski/Bruce Timm, US, 1993. Kevin Conroy, Dana Delany, Hart Bochner, Stacy Keach. THE DARK KNIGHT FIGHTS TO SAVE GOTHAM CITY FROM ITS DEADLIEST ENEMY. Batman is mistaken for a masked vigilante assassin who has begun systematically eliminating Gotham’s crime bosses. Now on the run, Batman must solve the mystery. Classics at City Cinema is produced and presented by Laurent Gariépy.
Presented by Classics at City Cinema in collaboration with Discover Charlottetown as part of the Ice City Festival. Dir: George Mihalka, Canada, 1981. Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck. A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead. Classics at City Cinema is produced and presented by Laurent Gariépy.
Presented by Classics at City Cinema in collaboration with Discover Charlottetown as part of the Ice City Festival. Dir: Menahem Golan, US, 1987. Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely. Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships. Classics at City Cinema is produced and presented by Laurent Gariépy.
Presented by Classics at City Cinema in collaboration with Discover Charlottetown as part of the Ice City Festival. Dir: Sylvester Stallone, US, 1985. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Dolph Lundgren. Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world's heavyweight boxing title, but a new opponent emerges: Drago, a six-foot, 118-kilogram wrestler backed by the Soviet Union. Classics at City Cinema is produced and presented by Laurent Gariépy.
Presented by Classics at City Cinema in collaboration with Discover Charlottetown as part of the Ice City Festival. Dir: Karey Kirkpatrick/Jason Reisig, US, 2018. Channing Tatum, James Corden, LeBron James, Danny DeVito. A tribe of Yeti from the Himalayas meets a human being. Each species believed that the other was only a myth. Classics at City Cinema is produced and presented by Laurent Gariépy.
Presented by Classics at City Cinema in collaboration with Discover Charlottetown as part of the Ice City Festival. Dir: Joe Pytka, with animation by Bruce W. Smith, US, 1996. Michael Jordan, Wayne Knight, Billy West. In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan. Classics at City Cinema is produced and presented by Laurent Gariépy.
Presented by Classics at City Cinema in collaboration with Discover Charlottetown as part of the Ice City Festival. Dir: David Cronenberg, US, 1983. Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen. A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability. Classics at City Cinema is produced and presented by Laurent Gariépy.
Presented by Classics at City Cinema and sponsored by The Hollywood Suite. Dir: Nick Cassavetes, US, 2004. Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands. A poor yet passionate young man falls in love with a rich young woman, giving her a sense of freedom, but they are soon separated because of their social differences. Classics at City Cinema is produced and presented by Laurent Gariépy.
14A- sexual content, mature themes.
Dir: Marie Kreutzer, Austria/Luxembourg/Germany/France. Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Colin Morgan, Finnegan Oldfield. In German, French, English, and Hungarian with English subtitles. Shortlisted for the Best International Feature Film Oscar. Cannes Festival Winner, Best Performance. “Corsage is director Marie Kreutzer’s bold, visually striking and ingeniously anachronistic portrait of an empress in complicated rebellion. The rebel - a mesmerizing Vicky Krieps - is the Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie. Married at 16 to Franz Joseph, the ruler of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Elisabeth now has no obvious cares. A celebrated beauty, she wears tight corsets and glorious frocks, adhering to a regimen of regular exercise and a diet that often consists of little more than beef broth and the slenderest of orange slices. Elisabeth is whisper thin, but something other than vanity and social mores is eating away at her — boredom, despair, a sense of purposelessness … Corsage takes place over a number of months starting in late 1877… Turning 40 proves a difficult milestone for the queen… Elisabeth’s rebellion isn’t overt and obvious; it comes in stages, in small and large gestures, in furtive cigarettes, reckless flirtations and wild gallops across far-off fields. Krieps is wonderful to watch in motion, whether she’s in the saddle, crossing swords or just leaving a dinner... Kreutzer shrewdly doesn’t try to fashion her into a martyr or feminist role model. Making Elisabeth interestingly human proves more than enough, a feat that Kreutzer and Krieps accomplish to dazzling effect.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times. “A brilliant performance, ample surprises and a series of playful anachronisms elevate this period drama... That, and a fine soundtrack to boot.” - Lou Thomas, Empire Magazine
PG- mature themes.
Dir: Oliver Hermanus, UK/Japan/Sweden. Bill Nighy, Alex Sharp, Aimee Lou Wood. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, Bill Nighy. "Deeply endearing... Bill Nighy stars as Mr. Williams, a grizzled civil servant who, upon learning that he is terminally ill, endeavors to make something meaningful of the final six months of his life. First, that means skipping work for a grand night out with a friendly stranger; then, spending a string of quiet afternoons with a young woman from his office; then using his position in the Public Works department to get something done for a change. Well acted and visually striking, Living is a wonderful showpiece for Nighy, who is as affecting as you’ve ever seen him." — Marley Marius, Vogue. "Let us now praise Bill Nighy! He gives a beautifully calibrated performance in this remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Ikuru set in 1950’s London, and adds his own touches to the role... Everything from the opening credits to an immaculate script by The Remains of the Day‘s Kazuo Ishiguro to impeccable supporting turns from Tom Burke and Aimee Lou Wood make this feel like one of the rare occasions where everything aligns just right. An absolutely gorgeous, heartbreaking piece of work" - David Fear, Rolling Stone. "An instant classic". - Peter Howell, the Toronto Star
14A- coarse language, sexual content.
Dir: Emily Burns, 2023, UK, 177 min including an intermission. James Corrigan, Theo Cowan, Laurie Davidson. Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson, Kelvin Fletcher. "So, comic lightning does strike twice. By transposing Sheridan’s The Rivals to an RAF squadron stationed at a Sussex country house during the Battle of Britain, Richard Bean and Oliver Chris create something every bit as uproarious and ribald as Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, which took comparable liberties with a Goldoni classic. There’s the same ungoverned humour, giddy abandon and metatheatrical playfulness… But Jack Absolute is also completely its own thing, taking jokey aim at British class-consciousness and exceptionalism... It’s hilarious... Malaprop’s liberated niece Lydia Languish has a job flying Hurricanes to airbases, and a romantic fantasy of getting off with bluff northern mechanic Dudley Scunthorpe. Jack Absolute – flying ace, heir to most of Devon, and Lydia’s would-be lover – therefore disguises himself as Dudley. You know, like you do… Jack’s autocratic officer father becomes embroiled. Go-between servant Lucy wreaks havoc, misdirecting love notes while giving us a sardonic running commentary…. Sheridan’s absurd web of deceptions and misunderstandings is here augmented by CGI ariel dogfights, a dazzling all-cast jitterbug number and Mrs Malaprop doing the splits while playing the ukulele... The way Bean and Chris lob anything they find funny into the mix is audacious, but the script is also deceptively finely tuned. This knowing mix of satire, filth, clowning, pastiche, wartime derring-do and romance absolutely hit my sweet spot." - Nick Curtis, the Evening Standard