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The Drop

Fri 9/12 (*3:30) 6:00 8:30
Sat 9/13 (*1:00) (*3:30) 6:00 8:30
Sun 9/14 (*3:00) 5:20 7:45
Mon 9/15 (*5:20) 7:45
Tues 9/16 (*5:20) 7:45
Weds 9/17 7:45
Thurs 9/18 7:45
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Land Ho!

Fri 9/12 (*3:30)
Sat 9/13 (*3:30) 8:30
Sun 9/14 (*12:30) 7:45
Mon 9/15 (*5:20)
Tues 9/16 (*5:20)
Weds 9/17 (*5:20)
Thurs 9/18 (*5:20)
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A Five Star Life

Fri 9/12 8:30
Sat 9/13 (*1:00)
Sun 9/14 (*12:30) (*3:00)
Mon 9/15 no showings
Tues 9/16 no showings
Weds 9/17 7:45
Thurs 9/18 7:45
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Boyhood

Fri 9/12 (*3:30) 7:00
Sat 9/13 (*3:30) 7:00
Sun 9/14 (*3:00) 6:30
Mon 9/15 6:00
Tues 9/16 6:00
Weds 9/17 6:00
Thurs 9/18 6:00
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Magic in the Moonlight

Fri 9/12 6:00
Sat 9/13 (*1:00) 6:00
Sun 9/14 (*12:30) 5:20
Mon 9/15 7:45
Tues 9/16 7:45
Weds 9/17 (*5:20)
Thurs 9/18 (*5:20)
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THE DROP

UK/Ireland. 2014. Directed by Michael R. Roskam. (106 mins.) Rated R.

THE DROP, starring our late, great James Gandolfini in his final big screen performance alongside Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace, is a bristling, sharp, character-rooted crime drama!

Based on a screenplay from the writer of MYSTIC RIVER and GONE BABY GONE, director Michael Roskam (Oscar NomineeBULLHEAD) brilliantly uses grey, misty hues and a foreboding atmosphere in his English-language debut THE DROP to stage an uncompromising world of moral ambiguity. Tom Hardy, delivering his most accomplished performance to date, is Bob Saginowski, a Brooklyn bartender who's as big-hearted as he is streetwise. A neighborhood watering hole, the bar he works in doubles as a drop -- a place for its owners, some local Chechen gangsters, to launder money. Marv (James Gandolfini in his riveting final role), a former crime boss now in the pocket of a new and much more ruthless operation, runs the joint. But when the drop is stolen in a holdup, they must weigh the threat of the Chechens against that of a sharp and curious cop. Roskam lends a distinctly European sensibility to the film's very American atmosphere, allowing it to move naturally toward a gripping conclusion that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats, breathless!

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LAND HO

Iceland. 2014. Directed by Aaron Katz, Martha Stephens. (95 mins.) Rated R.

LAND HO! is an endearing, upbeat and life-affirming tale of two longtime friends in search of some adventure! 

Part buddy-comedy and part travelogue, LAND HO! paints a lively picture of two colorful characters who, untethered from their day-to-day responsibilities, take an impromptu trip to Iceland. Boisterous and bored, Mitch surprises his reliably reserved ex-brother-in-law Colin with a vacation to help him stave off the blues and the odd couple head off to Reykjavik to recapture their youth. Like kids in candy store, they visit ice bars, geothermal spas and trendy restaurants, finding solace and simple ease in each other's company and conversations. Set against breathtaking vistas, this wonderfully poignant and hilarious winner is an immensely pleasurable look at companionship and camaraderie. it is a saucy, sweet and sincere serenade to seizing the day!

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A FIVE STAR LIFE

Italy. 2014. Directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi. (85 mins.) Not Rated. In English and in Italian and French with English subtitles

Told with intimate, genuine storytelling, A FIVE STAR LIFE is the ravishing, rewarding and refreshing tale of one woman's experiences as a luxury hotel critic!

A sleeper hit in Italy, A FIVE STAR LIFE has been compared to both UP IN THE AIR and EAT PRAY LOVE. The remarkable Margherita Buy is utterly compelling as Irene, an independent, stylish single woman whose job consists of sternly and fastidiously evaluating and critiquing five-star hotels and resorts all across Europe. It sounds like a lavish fantasy come true, but a dream job does not necessarily mean a dream life, and beneath the glamour of her career lies an emptiness that no amount of room service, luxury toiletries or breathtakingly beautiful scenery can ever hope to fill. Following a shocking announcement from one of the few people she holds dear, the perpetually unattached critic begins to reevaluate her choices, compelled to chart a new path to happiness. It is a warm, wonderful and wistful journey indeed!

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BOYHOOD

United States. 2014. Directed by Richard Linklater. (163 mins.) Rated R.

BOYHOOD is the year's most captivating drama and quite possibly the most poignant, memorable, engrossing coming-of-age tale in cinematic history! 

Richard Linklater charted the evolution of a relationship over the course of three films with his beloved BEFORE series; now the filmmaker ups the ante with this bold, brilliant experiment in time-lapse cinema. In 2002, Linklater started constructing a fictional story centered on a six-year-old boy named Ellar Coltrane. For 12 years, Linklater, Coltrane, actors Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette and several nonprofessionals (including the director's daughter Lorelei) got together once a year, working out a loose storyline and incorporating his young star's experiences into the mix. Stepdads come and go; ditto a girlfriend. Time is marked by fluctuating weights and heights, as well as a jukebox's worth of pop songs. What happens is simply life, in all its messy glory. A boy becomes a man before one's very eyes. The result is nothing short of a masterpiece, an extraordinary collaborative gamble that succeeds in charting the rocky terrain of childhood like no other movie. Linklater puts his laissez-faire style of filmmaking to perfect use here, dropping in seemingly random snapshots of young adulthood and turning the seemingly humdrum moments of American adolescence into something transcendental. It's impossible not to watch Coltrane go from baby-faced kid to brooding teen without thinking about one's own journey. They, and we, grow up so fast.

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MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

United States. 2014. Directed by Woody Allen. (109 mins.) Rated PG-13.

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is a charismatic, fun and funny 1920s romantic comedy starring Emma Stone and Colin Firth!

Exactly the type of screwball comedy that would have been found in cinemas during the 1920s or '30s, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is the perfect movie to see on a nice, breezy summer day. Woody Allen returns to the realm of fizzy, funny, and fine romantic farce in this sparkling example of why he remains America's pre-eminent comedic auteur. In the French Riviera at the height of the roaring 20s, a deliciously delirious battle of wit and wills unfolds as staunch skeptic Stanley Crawford (the indomitable Colin Firth) is sent on a mission to the Cote d'Azur mansion of the Catledge family to debunk a beguiling young clairvoyant (the always delectable Emma Stone). But following a series of infinitely charming and exceedingly magical events, the man, once steadfast in his belief that life is dull and predictable, begins to admit there just may be some things you can't possibly know for certain. Firth and Stone are an absolute delight to behold, and their glistening chemistry anchors a star-studded ensemble cast featuring Jacki Weaver, Hamish Linklater and Marcia Gay Harden. It's the feel-good movie of the year!

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