Alexander using Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to inflict the greatest pain of all.
“Seven Samurai” plays Sunday, August 24 at PM & Tuesday, August 26 at 7 PM at the Michigan Theater.
In the dawn of ’70s American blockbusters, European production companies emerged stateside, attempting to recreate box office gold by cloning Hollywood. Paradise‘s “The Visitor” stands as perhaps the most ambitious of all, taking its inspiration by artfully fusing “The Omen,” “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind,” “The Birds,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” The Fury and “Star Wars” alongside a baffling cast that includes Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, Franco Nero and Sam Peckinpah.
Geoffrey O’Brien of the New York Times says “’Life Itself’ is a work of deftness and delicacy, by turns a film about illness and death, about writing, about cinema and, finally and very movingly, a film about love.” Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”),“Life Itself” plays Saturday August 23-Monday August 25 at the Michigan Theater.
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times -- It's another mark of the director's skill that he took me deeper into aspects of that life that I thought I knew the most about.
Todd Mc Carthy, Hollywood Reporter -- As an exercise in style, it's diverting enough, but these mean streets are so well traveled that it takes someone like Eva Green to make the detour through them worth the trip.
Justin Chang, Variety -- Rare indeed is the movie that features this many bared breasts, pummeled crotches and severed noggins and still leaves you checking your watch every 10 minutes.
Classical music-loving proto-punk Alex (Malcolm Mc Dowell) and his “Droogs” spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on “a little of the old ultraviolence,” such as terrorizing a writer, Mr.
Alexander (Patrick Magee), and gang raping his wife.
But what should have been a carefree family drive changes everything in an instant and she is caught between life and death for one revealing day.