Jennifer Takes a WALK IN THE WOODS and Finds the Path Choppy and Uneven: A Review

A Walk in the Woods is based on the 1998 book by travel writer Bill Bryson- a book I read a few years ago- so I was eager to see the film version starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte. I am sad to say I enjoyed the book way more (I know, always the case). However, I was not prepared for how much worse the movie was. It’s possible that because Redford initially confirmed he would produce and star in the film adaptation in 2005, and had numerous people in to adapt the screenplay and direct, finally settling on Bill Holderman and Ken Kwapis, this may have lead to the choppy and uneven film version.

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Jennifer Takes a WALK IN THE WOODS and Finds the Path Choppy and Uneven: A Review

That Day Omar Sy Stole Our Hearts with SAMBA: A Review

Probably unlike most social dramedies about the plight of the illegal migrant worker in France, Samba opens with a wedding. And boy, what a wedding! A troupe of professional dancers in flapper costumes prance around as the newly-wed couple cut the first sliver from an enormous tiered cake. Immediately afterwards, the cake is whisked away into the bowels of the hospitality hierarchy, whose first stop is the prepping table, where a dozen French chefs adorn dozens of plates with fresh raspberries. But we can’t stop here. Onwards down the pecking order because where we need to go is at the very bottom, where resides Samba Cissé (Omar Sy), the dish washer, mechanically wiping each soiled plate with his hand before putting it through the belt.

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That Day Omar Sy Stole Our Hearts with SAMBA: A Review

The UPSTART That Is Off To A Great Start: A Conversation with Broad Green Pictures Pictures

A few weeks back Film Club 3.0 screened Eden, the first of what looks to be many Film Club offerings from Broad Green Pictures.  Coming up this weekend: A Walk in the Woods and Samba; the former, the film adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson’s 1998 book of the same title, is a release so eagerly anticipated that even the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is planning for its potential impact.  ATC Executive Director, Ron Tipton, is quoted here saying that the ATC is “planning for how to manage the surge of new hikers” they expect will be inspired by the film.

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The UPSTART That Is Off To A Great Start: A Conversation with Broad Green Pictures Pictures

Film Club’s September 2015 Schedule: Broad Green, Lost Weekend & 35mm Features

Here is a full list of upcoming screenings with Film Club at our local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the month of September 2015.

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Film Club’s September 2015 Schedule: Broad Green, Lost Weekend & 35mm Features

Everybody Dance Now: Mia Hansen-Løve Pays Homage to French Touch in Eden

You’ll find great reviews of Mia Hansen-Løve’s fourth feature-length film Eden (2014) here and here, an interview with co-writer Sven Hansen-Løve here, and a convincing piece on Eden’s significance as the first film to take club culture seriously here. What follows is nothing so fancy or elegant, but it’s my attempt to capture the experience for your run-of-the-mill, middle-aged Winchesterian.

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Everybody Dance Now: Mia Hansen-Løve Pays Homage to French Touch in Eden

The Summer of Indie Cinema: The August Schedule

Here is a full list of upcoming screenings with Film Club at our local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the month of August 2015.

REMEMBER, our Summer of Indie Cinema concludes with our LOST WEEKEND IV title announcement from 6-7pm on Wednesday August 26th.  Tickets for our coveted weekend will be on sale at 6pm that night!  Limited Supply.

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The Summer of Indie Cinema: The August Schedule