Cinema Chat: A host of Halloween classics, “Till”, “TÁR” and more

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OPENING THIS WEEK

“Till” – OPENS TODAY IN THE STATE

This is a deeply moving and cinematic film about the true story of Grandma Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who in 1955 was brutally lynched when he was visiting his cousins ​​in Mississippi. In Grandma’s poignant journey of grief turned into action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.

“TÁR” — OPENS TODAY IN THE STATE

From writer-producer-director Todd Field comes this film starring Cate Blanchett as Lydia Tár, the groundbreaking conductor of a major German orchestra. We meet Tár at the height of her career, as she prepares for both a book launch and a highly anticipated live performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. Over the next few weeks, his life begins to unfold in a singularly modern way. The result is a searing examination of power, its impact and sustainability in today’s society.

“Triangle of Sadness” – OPENS TODAY IN STATE

A 2022 internationally co-produced satirical black comedy film written and directed by Ruben Östlund in his first English language feature. Its world premiere was at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival on May 5, 2022, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and won the top prize, the Palme d’Or.

In Ruben Östlund (“Force Majeure”, “The Square”) wickedly funny Palme d’Or winner, the social hierarchy is upended, revealing the sordid relationship between power and beauty. A couple of famous models, Carl (Harris Dickinson) and Yaya (Charlbi Dean), are invited on a luxury cruise for the wealthy, helmed by an unhinged boat captain (Woody Harrelson). What first appeared on Instagram ends catastrophically, leaving the survivors stranded on a desert island and struggling to survive.

“Call Jane” — RELEASE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT THE MULTIPLEX

Chicago, 1968. With the city and country on the brink of political upheaval, suburban housewife Joy (Elizabeth Banks) lives an ordinary life with her husband and daughter. When Joy’s pregnancy results in a life-threatening heart condition, she must navigate an all-male medical facility that is unwilling to terminate her pregnancy in order to save her life. Her journey for a solution leads her to Virginia (Sigourney Weaver), an independent visionary fiercely committed to women’s health, and Gwen (Wunmi Mosaku), an activist who dreams of a day when all women have access to health. abortion, regardless of their abilities. pay. Joy is so inspired by their work that she decides to partner with them, putting every aspect of her life on the line.

“Prey for the Devil” — RELEASE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT THE MULTIPLEX

Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) believes she answers a call to be the first female exorcist…but who, or what, called her? In response to a worldwide increase in demonic possessions, Ann seeks a place in an exorcism school reopened by the Catholic Church. So far these schools have only trained priests in the rite of exorcism – but a teacher (Colin Salmon) recognizes Sister Ann’s gifts and agrees to train her. Pushed to the spiritual front line with her classmate, Father Dante (Christian Navarro), Sister Ann finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl, who Sister Ann believes is possessed by the same demon. who tormented his own mother years ago. Determined to root out evil, Ann soon realizes that the Devil has her where he wants her.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS DOWNTOWN

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” – PLAYING TONIGHT AT 9:30 PM IN MICHIGAN

In this cult classic, lovers Brad and Janet are stuck with a flat tire during a storm and discover the strange mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, they come across a house full of wild characters. Featured with a live ‘shadow cast’ scene by The Leather Medusas. Costumes are encouraged!

“The Thing” — LISTEN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 AT 9:30 PM IN MICHIGAN

In distant Antarctica, a group of American researchers is disturbed in their base camp by a helicopter which shoots at a sled dog. When they collect the dog, it brutally attacks the humans and canines of the camp and they discover that the beast can take the form of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew into a desperate and bloody battle against the vicious creature before it takes them all out, one by one. Real. John Charpentier.

“Perfect Blue” – AIRS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 5 PM ON THE STATE

Part of the Icons of Anime series

Rising pop star Mima quit singing to pursue a career as an actress and model, but her fans aren’t ready to see her go. Harboring feelings of guilt and haunted by visions of herself, Mima’s reality and fantasy coalesce in frenzied paranoia. This Japanese anime feature film is an iconic psychological thriller that has often been hailed as one of the most important anime films of all time. Note: Strong adult content disclaimer recommended for adults 17 and older. Sponsor: UM Center for Japanese Studies

“Nosferatu” – PLAY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 5 PM IN MICHIGAN

In this classic silent horror flick, the mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter to his remote castle in Transylvania. After Orlok reveals his vampire nature, Hutter struggles to escape the castle, knowing his wife Ellen is in grave danger. Silent film with live organ accompaniment.

NT Live: “Frankenstein” – AIRS MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 7:30 PM IN MICHIGAN

Directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle, this production of “Frankenstein” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein and His Creation and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein and His Creation.

COMING SOON

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – OPENS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT STATE

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, this film follows longtime friends Pádraic and Colm, who come to a dead end when Colm unexpectedly ends their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhán and troubled young islander Dominic, strives to mend the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve, and when Colm issues a desperate ultimatum, events quickly escalate, with shocking consequences.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” — OPENS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT STATE AND MULTIPLEX

Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must unite with Nakia and Everett Ross to forge a new path for their beloved kingdom.

CONTINUE DOWNTOWN

“Ticket to Paradise”

Oscar® winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their love interest daughter from making the same mistake they once did. A romantic comedy about the sweet surprise of second chances.

“My Policeman”

A 2022 American romantic drama film based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts and directed by Michael Grandage. The film stars Harry Styles, Emma Corrin, Gina McKee, Linus Roache, David Dawson and Rupert Everett. It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, to positive reviews for David Dawson’s performance.

A beautifully crafted story of forbidden love and shifting social conventions, the film follows three young people – police officer Tom (Harry Styles), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin) and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson) – as they embark on a moving adventure. travel to 1950s Britain. In the 1990s, Tom (Linus Roache), Marion (Gina McKee) and Patrick (Rupert Everett) are still reeling from longing and regret, but now they have one last chance to repair the damage of the past. Based on the book by Bethan Roberts, director Michael Grandage carves a visually transporting and stunning portrait of three people caught in the shifting tides of history, freedom and forgiveness.

Amsterdam

A 2022 period mystery comedy film written, directed and produced by David O. Russell. Directed by Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington, the film features an ensemble cast including Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Zoe Saldaña, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Timothy Olyphant, Andrea Riseborough, Taylor Swift, Matthias Schoenaerts, Alessandro Nivola, Rami Malek and Robert De Niro.

Three friends – a doctor, a nurse and a lawyer – become prime suspects in the murder of Senator Bill Meekins in the 1930s.

“Barbaric”

A 2022 American horror film written and directed by Zach Cregger and received excellent reviews. It stars Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård and Justin Long. It is set and partially filmed in Detroit. The film follows a young woman who discovers that the house she rented is accidentally double-booked with a man and learns a dark secret inside the house. It premiered at San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2022.

“Don’t Worry Honey”

A 2022 American psychological thriller film directed by Olivia Wilde (“Booksmart”) from a screenplay by Katie Silberman, based on a story by Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke and Silberman. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, and Chris Pine.

Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) are lucky enough to live in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town home to the men who work for the top-secret Victory project and their families. The 1950s societal optimism embraced by their CEO, Frank – part corporate visionary and part driven life coach – anchors every aspect of daily life in the tightly woven desert utopia. While the husbands spend each day inside the Victory Project headquarters, working on “progressive materials development”, their wives – including Frank’s stylish partner, Shelley – spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs being met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and an unconditional commitment to the cause of Victory. But when cracks in her idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something far more sinister lurking beneath the attractive facade, Alice can’t help but wonder just what they’re up to.

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