October 08 — October 15
You don’t need to be a chess master to appreciate director Edward Zwick’s fascinating portrait of chess legend Bobby Fischer—or to figure out that the title has a double meaning. Pawns are routinely sacrificed on the metaphoric battlefield of the chess board, but Zwick’s film suggests that…Learn more…
October 15 — October 22
Noah Baumbach, writer-director of Margot at the Wedding, The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha, and While We’re Young, is the rare contemporary filmmaker who seems to know how today’s young people actually talk and think and view the world. More importantly, Baumbach can cut through the sarcasm,…Learn more…
October 22 — October 29
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Anyone who took Psychology 101 in college probably recalls learning about (and discussing the implications of) the infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment.” Even if you’ve never taken a Psych class, you’ve probably heard the idea behind it at least: conducted by psychologist Dr. Philip…Learn more…
October 29 — November 05
Learning To Drive
The film’s title is literal, in that our middle-aged heroine, Wendy (Patricia Clarkson), takes driving lessons from instructor/part-time cabbie Darwan (Ben Kingsley), a Sikh who found asylum in America after being a political prisoner in his native India. But the title is, of course, also…Learn more…
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