Rated PG-13, 146 min. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Starring Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Jake Thomas, Sam Robards, Brendan Gleeson, Daveigh Chase and William Hurt.
Septemberg: The Drafthouse kicks off a monthlong celebration of Steven Spielberg with this divisive sci-fi spectacle, which attempts to marry the sensibilities of Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, the film's original architect. Read a full review of A.I.: Artificial Intelligence.
Rated PG-13, 82 min. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen and Louise Lasser.
One of Allen's earliest films and still one of his funniest, this comedy features Allen as Fielding Mellish, a schnook who winds up in the middle of a Latin American revolution. (Double feature: Take the Money and Run.)
Rated R, 117 min. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, William Sanderson, Joanna Cassidy and Brion James.
C:\Users\AlamoRitz>cyber_punk_2015.exe: Cops and androids fight it out in 21st century L.A. in this Philip K. Dick film adaptation with fabulous art direction. This remastered and subtly rejiggered print is most notable for its inclusion of the "scene with the unicorn," which makes abundantly clear that Ford's blade runner is indeed an android and not a human. The film remains a landmark spectacle.
Rated NC-17, 93 min. Directed by John Waters. Starring Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills, Edith Massey, Channing Wilroy, Cookie Mueller, Paul Swift and Susan Walsh.
Weird Wednesday: Singing sphincters, Edie the Egg Lady, Divine as the "filthiest person alive," and the now-legendary dog shit scene: All are part of Waters' first underground success. Read a full review of Pink Flamingos.
Rated PG, 85 min. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen and Janet Margolin.
Summer Film Classics: The Early, Funny Ones: Woody Allen's first film as the writer, director, and star tells the story of a hapless bank robber. The movie unfolds documentary-style, a technique later used again in Zelig. (Double bill: Bananas.)
Rated PG-13, 135 min. Directed by Bryan Singer. Starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Brian Cox, Alan Cumming, Anna Paquin and Shawn Ashmore.