Posted May 22, 2014 by D. K. Holm
Ed Goldberg, Marc Mohan, Mona Bowen, D. K. Holm and other furry creatures gathered for a survey of the week’s film openings and various revivals. This week the team begins with X-Men: Days of Future Past, featuring an all-star cast, then moves on to the one-man-show Locke with Tom Hardy, followed by The Double, based on the Dostoevsky story and starring Jesse Eisenberg. Then there’s Bicycling with Moliere with Lambert Wilson, and the documentary For No Good Reason, featuring the artist Ralph Steadman, who famously illustrated several Hunter S. Thompson articles. Then there’s a whirlwind tour of several older films that should be enjoyed on the big screen, beginning with Sorcerer, William Friedkin’s 1977 adaptation of The Wages of Fear, Billy Wilder’s Sunset Blvd. (1950), about an aging star, Johnny Guitar, Nicholas Ray’s offbeat western from 1954, Jaws, the perfect “summer movie” from 1974, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and George Stevens’s “adult” western Shane from 1953.