04.29.16

Movies & Showtimes

FRI, APR 29 – THU, MAY 5

The Jungle Book (PG)  |  Marguerite (R, France)  |  My Golden Days (R, France)


MARGUERITE

(R, 2:19, Comedy/Drama; France)

Fri – Thu:  4:50 PM

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1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties.

Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is.

When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husband’s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers.

STARRING:  Catherine Frot, André Marcon, Aubert Fenoy, Christa Théret, Denis Mpunga, Michel Fau, Sylvain Dieuaide

OFFICIAL SITEhttp://cohenmedia.net/films/marguerite

DIRECTED BY:  Xavier Giannoli

SCREENPLAY BY:  Xavier Giannoli

FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/filmmarguerite

REVIEWS:

In French director Xavier Giannoli’s pitch-perfect comedy of manners, “Marguerite,” a shameless chanteuse with a surplus of money and a shortage of talent buys her way into the spotlight. Full review
Peter Debruge·Variety
What redeems the movie is Catherine Frot’s subtle, deeply compassionate portrayal of a rich, lonely woman clutching at an impossible dream until reality intrudes. Full review
Stephen Holden·New York Times
Catherine Frot offers a subtle, heartbreaking portrait of a socialite turned opera singer who was shielded from the extent of her direness by scheming associates. Full review
Benjamin Lee·The Guardian
It’s hard to imagine anyone but Frot, who won a César for playing Marguerite, at the center of this movie. Full review
Benjamin Mercer·A.V. Club
In the end, the movie gives voice not just to Marguerite’s deficiencies as a singer but also to emotional frailties that are too human and familiar. Full review
Michael O’Sullivan·Washington Post

MY GOLDEN DAYS

(R, 2:15, Comedy/Drama; France)

FRI – THU: 1:30, 8:10

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MY GOLDEN DAYS is the story of Paul Dédalus, an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan (played in his middle age by Matheiu Amalric). Reflecting on his life, he has a series of flashbacks starting from his childhood in Roubaix‹his mother’s attacks of madness, his father’s alienating depression. He remembers a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life. He remembers University life, and returning to his hometown to party with his sister and her best friend, his shifting circle of friends and their casual betrayals. And most of all he remembers Esther, the beautiful, rude, haughty soul and love of his life.

From acclaimed filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin, director of A Christmas Tale and Kings & Queen, MY GOLDEN DAYS features stunning performances from newcomers Quentin Domaire as young Paul, and Lou Roy-Lecollinet as the unforgettable Esther. The film premiered in the Directors Fortnight of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the SACD Award.

STARRING:  Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lxcollinet, Mathieu Amalric

OFFICIAL SITEhttp://www.magpictures.com/mygoldendays/

DIRECTED BY:  Arnaud Desplechin

SCREENPLAY BYArnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr

FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/MyGoldenDaysFilm/

REVIEWS:

The easiest way to describe “My Golden Days” is as a coming-of-age romance, but Arnaud Desplechin’s film, with its memories and carefully nursed grudges and moments of heartbreak and betrayal, feels weightier than that.

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

The details – some funny, some intensely painful – of Paul and Esther’s relationship over the years have a cumulative power that isn’t diminished by a few loose ends.

Walter V. Adding, San Francisco Chronicle

Desplechin draws uniformly superb performances from his young cast, making the coming-of-age genre seem fresh and vital.

Lou Limerick, New York Post

Wonderfully evocative, funny, sad, complex, and essential passages from a man’s childhood and adolescence.

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

Desplechin presents the high schoolers’ relationships with an adult complexity, from which the grown-up Paul seems to stand back in awe.

R. Jones, Chicago Reader

The movie masterfully crystallizes the unruly, episodic nature of memories, re-creating the way certain small things stay with us while other, much larger events recede into a haze of cigarette smoke.

Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

Will My Golden Days… come to be considered a classic? I’d like to think so, and not only because of the film’s winning grace and buoyancy.

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Desplechin crafts My Golden Days as if he’d never made a movie before, as if youthful emotions were spilling all over it. The result is an exhilarating gift.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“My Golden Days” contains an intoxicatingly realistic portrayal of the intense emotionality, the intertwined joy and pain, of first love. It’s not the whole film, but its power is so strong it feels like it is.

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

There is serious pain in this movie – pain that endures throughout the years – but also a sincere love for life lived, and life remembered.

Danny King, Village Voice


 

THE JUNGLE BOOK

(PG, Drama/Fantasy, 1h 56m)

The Jungle Book
Fri – Thu: 1:45 (2D), 5:00 (2D), 8:00 (3D)

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Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) must leave the only home he’s ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a stern panther (Ben Kingsley) and a free-spirited bear (Bill Murray), the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python (Scarlett Johansson) and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, Mowgli learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.

STARRING:  Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyongo’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Neel Sethi, Christopher Walken

OFFICIAL SITEhttp://movies.disney.com/the-jungle-book-2016

DIRECTED BY:  Jon Favreau

SCREENPLAY BY:  Justin Marks

ADAPTED FROM:  Story by Rudyard Kipling

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/DisneyJungleBook

REVIEWS:

Maintaining the buoyant heartbeat beneath all the digital flash, Favreau never loses sight of the fact that hes making an adventure story for children. Full review
Andrew Barker·Variety
The Jungle Book is shot beautifully, and has a fantastic sense of wonder within the world being created. That translates into big-screen magic. Full review
Eric Eisenberg·Cinemablend

 

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