The Filmosophers movie talk

  • Fri
    Apr 07
    11:30 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 09
    10:30 am -
    11:00 am

This weekend we have new releases for the young- Smurfs: The Lost Village; and Colossal posterthe mature- Going In Style, starring Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin plus Ann Margret. Neither film is getting great reviews. But then... we have Colossal, a "strange, genre-defying" new release starring Ann Hathaway. "Nacho Vigalondo's giant-creature-run-amuck fantasy is a brilliantly bizarro satire of gender politics, featuring Anne Hathaway in a funny, fierce, fully committed performance that demands to be seen." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. "Vigalondo demonstrates that even the dumbest genres can be used to profound ends - not cheapening serious things but kicking them to the next metaphoric level." - David Edelstein, N.Y. Magazine. "Colossal is a profoundly weird film-weirder than the already strange synopsis would even imply. We need more films like this, and we need them in wide release." - Paste.

Our good friend Charan at Thymely saw and recommends The Discovery, starring Robert Redford. It's a filmosophical story directed and co-written by Charlie McDowell, son of Mary Steenburgen and Malcolm McDowell. "In the near future, the world is off-balance. People have gained a specific knowledge, and death has lost meaning, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor (Robert Redford): There is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide in order to "re-set" their existence, others go on, trying to decide what it all means." Charan said: "it's a love story", which may really be life's only story.  :)

We'll talk this and more on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller, "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays 12:30 PM, again Sunday mornings, 11:30.

"We opened the door for these people. Now we have to show them what's behind it." - Dr. Thomas Harbor, The Discovery