Cinematically Yours
This Week’s Movie Reviews
The Marvel Dearth

Greetings Rose and Starlight Fans ¶ We're welcoming the coming spring (and it's inevitable dearth of Marvel blockbusters) by bringing a variety of foreign, independent, classic and arthouse films to our beautiful Starlight Room theatre 7 days a week, and now welcoming cinephiles of all ages (youth admitted with adult supervision). This is an easy decision for all of us at the Rose and Starlight as it's a bit heart-wrenching for everyone involved when a group shows up to watch a film in a virtually empty theatre and they are turned away because someone is under 21. Our mission is to nurture film lovers of all ages, especially anyone who wants to come to spend two or more hours with a work of art.

    In the Starlight Room, we're also welcoming TURN EVERY PAGE and ONE FINE MORNING. TURN EVERY PAGE  is the remarkable story of the fifty-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb- is directed by Gottlieb's daughter, and offers an intimate look into the shared passion of this dynamic pair. "This is, after all, a daughter profiling her dad and his co-worker. That intimacy informs the energy of the film, and opens up avenues hardly available to most documentarians." –Austin Cronicle

"What a pleasure it is to witness these two gentlemen at work, doing something they love. This documentary is as exhilarating to me as any Hollywood action-adventure yarn. I loved every minute." –Leonard Maltin

    Léa Seydoux shines in ONE FINE MORNING, from Mia Hansen-Løve (Bergman Island, Father of My Children) that like her other films feels almost autobiographical in it's delicate treatment of love and loss. "Imparts a sense of life spilling over, the way its strange, radiant richness is often too much to analyze in the moment. This is a big movie served up in a surprisingly small, intimate package." –Time

    In the Rose, Academy nominated THE QUIET GIRL also begins this week. It's a quiet film, a cathartic one I imagine for many of us, in which what doesn't happen is nearly as important as what does. "A genuine work of art by a genuinely empathetic artist, and one of the single most moving, heartfelt, and heartbreaking movies from any country in the last decade. That only sounds like hyperbole until you see it." –Rolling Stone

     Also down in the Rose: The Metropolitan Opera debuts LOHENGRIN on Saturday at 9am; THE CRUCIBLE returns for an encore performance Sunday at 11am and it's your last chance to see JUNIPER and OF AN AGE.