This Weekend’s Movies

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Shutter Island: Scorsese in a mental institution.
• Still playing: Valentine’s Day, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Wolfman, Dear John, From Paris with Love, Avatar in 3D, Crazy Heart, and Up in the Air.

• Still playing: Broken Embraces, Inglourious Basterds, Creation, North Face, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and The Road.
• Midnight: Cannibal Holocaust (“1980 gorefest”).

Happy Tears: Parker Posey and Demi Moore as sisters—kind of brilliant casting—dealing with their father, Rip Torn. With Ellen Barkin as his lover.
• Still playing: Terribly Happy, The Last Station, Crazy Heart, A Single Man.

• 2010 Academy Award-Nominated Animated Shorts: You won’t necessarily be better equipped to know what will win the Oscar, but at your Oscar party you can pull rank and say, “Well, what should win is….”
Hands Off the Loot: 1954 French gangster flick.
• Still playing: House, Fish Tank, In the Loop, Red Riding, October Country, The Girl on the Train, Videocracy.
• Midnight: Starship TroopersAntichristBad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans.

Lourdes: “a young woman confined to a wheelchair, visiting the city of Lourdes in hope of a miraculous recovery.” Austrian.
The Red Shoes: The ballet classic, totally restored. “Thelma Schoonmaker, Oscar-winning editor and wife of the late [co-director] Michael Powell, will introduce the 7:00 screening on Friday with a restoration comparison demonstration and Q&A following film. Added introduction by Schoonmaker at Friday’s 9:35 show.” (I just watched Every Little Step, the documentary about casting the recent revival of A Chorus Line, and all I can hear is actresses saying, over and over, “I don’t give a fuck about The Red Shoes.”)
• Still playing: The White Ribbon.

• Fri: “Kevin Geeks Out About… Monkeys” (“Writer-comedian Kevin Maher’s monthly confabulation of vintage film clips and videos, new finds, guest experts, games, and curiosities,” 8 p.m.)
• Sat.: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (what can one say that hasn’t been said? 8 p.m.) and An American Tail (sing-along, 11 p.m.)

• Sat: Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club (Abby in Wonderland and Annie).


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