“You'll shoot your eye out!” becomes the film's mantra that besieges Ralphie at every turn when it comes to his “Holy Grail of Christmas presents:” a Red Ryder 200-shot, range-model air rifle. Read a full review of A Christmas Story.
Ralphie wants nothing more for Christmas than a Red Ryder 200-shot, range-model air rifle, but he must convince Mom and Dad that, if lucky enough to receive this “Holy Grail of Christmas presents,” he won't shoot his eye out. Read a full review of A Christmas Story.
Holidaze at the Drive-in. Bruce Willis discovered his movie legs in this superb action film that thrusts him into the Everyman Hero role when he is coincidentally visiting a high-rise at the same time terrorist thieves are taking it over.
Essential Cinema: Cassavetes/Rowlands: A Broadway actress (Rowlands) struggles to connect with her character after witnessing an accident with an obsessive fan trying to get her autograph – a pivotal scene that Pedro Almodóvar would re-create over 20 years later in All About My Mother.
Screening of the current (and 18th!) season's third episode will benefit Center for Child Protection of Austin. Arrive at 7:30pm for a reception featuring complimentary bites & bevs, and stick around for a post-screening Q&A with cast members and locals Brittany Allen and Sergio Guadarrama moderated by Celestino's Kade Johnson.
CineClub México: Anchored by a splendid performance by Dolores Heredia, who appears in almost every frame of the film, Santitos depicts the odyssey of a small-town Mexican widow who searches for her absent daughter. Read a full review of Santitos.
Featured Flicks: Star Wars Warm Up. Eighth film in the core story does not begin exactly where The Force Awakens ends; instead, it sees what's left of the Resistance under General Leia Organa (Fisher) and hot-shot flier Poe Dameron (Isaac) being pursued by the First Order. Read a full review of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Upside Cinema With Vulcan Video Presents Horrible Holidays: In this expertly done reversal-of-fortunes comedy, a rich, white snob and a black street hustler walk in each other's shoes. Read a full review of Trading Places.
Laser IMAX 2D: Timed to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 – and made exclusively for science centers and museums – Apollo 11: First Steps Edition reconstructs the exhilarating mission with never-before-seen footage and newly discovered audio recordings.