Bondage and Hamburger, plus more new reviews and notable screenings | Bleader

Friday, November 20, 2015

Bondage and Hamburger, plus more new reviews and notable screenings

Posted By on 11.20.15 at 10:13 AM

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

click to enlarge Entertainment
  • Entertainment

Halloween is long over, but here's one last chance to go dark before the tryptophan takes hold. This week Ben Sachs reviews In the Basement, a documentary about Austrian bondage aficionados by the reliably warped filmmaker Ulrich Seidl. And Neil Hamburger stars in Entertainment, the latest from indie doomsayer Rick Alverson (The Comedy).

click to enlarge A Poem Is a Naked Person
  • A Poem Is a Naked Person

Check out our new reviews of: The Great Man, a French drama about a Chechen immigrant in Paris; The Hallow, an ecologically themed horror flick; The Night Before, with Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as old pals whooping it up on Christmas Eve; A Poem Is a Naked Person, a long-lost documentary portrait of R&B great Leon Russell by oddball ethnographer Les Blank; Secret in Their Eyes, a remake of the 2009 police thriller from Argentina; and A Voice Among the Silent, a documentary profile of the American diplomat who tried to warn the world of the Holocaust.

click to enlarge Ruggles of Red Gap
  • Ruggles of Red Gap

Best bets for repertory: Joseph Mankiewicz’s All About Eve (1950), Sunday at University of Chicago Doc Films; Michael Mann’s Collateral (2004), Saturday and Tuesday at Gene Siskel Film Center with a lecture by Fred Camper at the second screening; Ingmar Bergman’s Cries and Whispers (1972), Wednesday at Doc; Michael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter (1978), Friday and Sunday at Doc; Karen Thorsen's James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, Friday at Black Cinema House with Thorsen in person; Mark Blottner's Nelson Algren: The End Is Nothing, The Road Is All, Friday at Logan Center for the Arts; Luis Bunuel’s Los Olvidados (1950), Friday at Northwestern University Block Museum of Art; Jules Dassin’s Rififi (1955), daily through Wednesday at Film Center; and Leo McCarey's Ruggles of Red Gap (1935), Wednesday at Northeastern Illinois University Auditorium.









Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by J.R. Jones

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories