Posted October 13, 2017 by D. K. Holm
For this week’s quartet, the films are: Marshall, biopic of the Supreme Court judge with Chadwick Boseman and Josh Gad; The Foreigner, a thriller with Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan; Overdrive a Fast and Furious knock off with Scott Eastwood; Una, an adaptation of the play about sexual abuse, with Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn; the millennial comedy Literally Right Before Aaron, that updates The Graduate; the documentaries Ex Libris, about the New York Public Library, and Citizen Blue, about the filmmaker James Blue; and on DVD the family dramedies The Wilde Wedding and Landline and the thrillers Justice and Shot Caller; and finally some kind words about Anne Wiazemsky, the novelist and actress for Godard and Bresson; actor turned producer William Tepper, Nora Johnson of The World of Henry Orient fame, and some harsh words for Harvey Weinstein and the film industry. Meanwhile, in Portland, Oregon, there is a Kickstarter effort to save one of the city’s greatest video stories, Movie Madness. The nonprofit Hollywood Theatre has started a campaign to acquire the space and its priceless inventory of thousands of rare films. Look it up!