This week in local movie news: The Italian Film Festival comes to the Landmark Center (also offering a number of exclusive titles for online viewing) and the Riverview has a slate of Oscar nominees you might have missed.
Special Screenings This Week
Thursday, Feb. 24
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)
Laura Palmer lives. (And then dies.) $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Mike Hammer went to a party on Saturday night. He didn’t get laid. He got in a fight. It ain’t no big thing. $12. 7:30 p.m. More info here.
The Great Silence (2021)
In ‘60s Naples, a family sets out to restore an old mansion, and its members learn more about each other than they expected. Part of the Italian Film Festival. $18. 7 p.m. More info here.
I heard they were gonna do a second screening of this, but they found out there can only be one. $9/$12. 7:30 p.m. trivia. 8 p.m. movie. More info here.
Friday, Feb. 25
A documentary focused on the dangerous and thrilling religious rituals of Sicilian villages. Part of the Italian Film Festival. $12. 7 p.m. More info here.
Eight short films based on Akira Kurosawa’s dreams of what he had and what he lost. Of what he had and what he lost. $8. Friday-Saturday 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sunday 3 & 5:30 p.m. More info here.
Walker Art Center
Newly restored version of one of the first African films directed by a woman, about the struggle for Angolan independence. Also Saturday. $12. ($10 members, students, and seniors). 7 p.m. More info here.
Saturday, Feb. 26
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Brutal, beautiful Miyazaki tale of environmental devastation and struggle. $10. 11:30 p.m. Also Tuesday 6:30 p.m. More info here.
The King of Laughter (2021)
In early 20th century Naples, a comedian parodies a famed poet and finds himself in Italy’s first copyright lawsuit. Part of the Italian Film Festival. $12. 7 p.m. More info here.
Hackman. Hopper. Hoops. $5-$10. More info here.
A doc about a man who leaves Wall Street for teaching after 9/11. $8. 5 p.m. More info here.
Sunday, Feb. 27
Notting Hill (1999)
Paddington 2 villain Hugh Grant as you’ve never seen him before. $10. 11:30 a.m. More info here.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Dare you to come in costume. (As a ham.) $10. 2:45 p.m. More info here.
When Monica Vitti died last week, maybe you thought about finally getting around to/revisiting this big ol’ Antonioni ennui-fest. Now’s your chance. Part of the Italian Film Festival. $12. 3 p.m. More info here.
The Macaluso Sisters (2020)
A catastrophe changes the lives of five sisters. Part of the Italian Film Festival. $12. 6:30 p.m. More info here.
The Man Between (1953)
James Mason is a Nazi in this one. $8. Sunday 8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday 7 & 9 p.m. More info here.
Monday, Feb. 28
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Him again? $10. 6:30 p.m. More info here.
Wednesday, Mar. 2
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
A movie ahead of its time: Now we all wear masks. $15. 6:30 p.m. More info here.
This month’s theme: “Highest Form of Flattery.” $5. 7 p.m. More info here.
Opening This Week
Peter Dinklage and Haley Bennett are solid, production design wavers between sumptuous and excessive, the National’s songs are the kind that people are talking about when they say they hate musicals, whoever scheduled the release date for two week’s after Valentine’s Day has something personal against director Joe Wright.
Yep, that Godfather. Restored for its 50th anniversary and playing in area AMCs.
Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2022: Animation
“Children will not be admitted.” Oh hell yeah.
Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2022: Documentary
One week only at the Riverview.
Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2022: Live Action
Why watch one big movie when you can watch a bunch of little ones?
More like the Boo Fighters.
Ongoing in Local Theaters
Belfast (see our review here)
Death on the Nile
Drive My Car (read our review here)
Jackass Forever (read our review here)
Moonfall (read our review here)
Nightmare Alley (read our review here)
The Power of the Dog (read our review here)
Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Tragedy of Macbeth (read our review here)
West Side Story (read our review here)
The Worst Person in the World