The Filmosophers Movie Talk

  • Fri
    Jan 09
    12:30 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 11
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm

Starting Friday at the Orpheum Theatre: Unbroken, "an epic drama that follows Unbroken posterthe incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell). Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's enormously popular book." "I read it last year. Inspirational. Zamperini was an amazing guy. Unbroken is worth seeing." - Cliff Rose

This week some excellent films are adding several more screens- of most interest: Selma starts a run at the Ottumwa 8 Theatre. If you're attracted to award-worthy films, this one's well-worthy of your attention. The Filmosophers confidently predict this will be Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Ava DuVernay for Best Director and David Oyelowo for Best Actor as Dr Martin Luther King. "What Daniel Day-Lewis did for Lincoln, Oyelowo does for King, mimicking his behavior and speech uncannily. He is both completely believable and someone we've never encountered before." "If not quite in quality then certainly in import and impact, this is the film of the year - of 1965 and perhaps of 2014. - Richard Corliss, Time Magazine. "I have rarely seen a historical film that felt so populous and full of life, so alert to the tendrils of narrative that spread beyond the frame." - A.O. Scott, N.Y. Times. If it wasn't for the groundbreaking film Boyhood, I would say Selma would win the Best Picture Oscar.

Boyhood is out on video. An opportunity to enjoy this unique film experience, again (& again :). "In my 15 years of professional movie reviewing, I can’t think of any film that has affected me the way Boyhood did. It is not just that I was moved — I’m frequently moved — but that my critical impulse seemed to collapse, along with my ability to find the boundary between art and life. As it happened, it took a second and a third viewing for me to appreciate the ingenuity of Richard Linklater’s idea and the artistry of his methods." - A.O. Scott, N.Y. Times  "A cinematic masterpiece, conceived and directed by Richard Linklater, it's bound to be talked about for years to come." - Claudia Puig, USA Today

We'll talk all that and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions". Fridays, 12:30pm, again Sunday mornings 11:30. Boyhood opens on American life and offers a progress report on our spiritual condition. - A.O. Scott, N.Y. Times