We’re back with another selection of picks from the Brattle staff! Check out what some of our coworkers think are the coolest movies on screen at the Brattle in March & April—details after the jump…
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THE LURE: Eastern European cinema is famous for its wild fantasies. Can’t wait to watch this on the big screen!
THE ILLINOIS PARABLES: Come and get some alternative history (not fact). It is good for us.
Yangqiao Lu is the Brattle’s associate director.
- THE LURE
- CONTEMPORARY COLOR
- BLADE RUNNER is an all time fav.
- FAHRENHEIT 451: A fav since I first saw it and a great Ray Bradbury adaptation.
- THE WIND: Haunting with the incomparable Lillian Gish.
- THE WOMEN
- THE WILD PARTY
- THE IRON GIANT: A feel good robot movie.
- THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL: Another all time fav and great classic sci-fi.
Dave Leamon is is a member of our projection staff.
- I’m super excited for all of the Sci-Fi coming up! GATTACA, ARRIVAL, and the 1984/FAHRENHEIT 451 double feature are all must-sees for me. We live in weird times – what is in store for the future of humanity? These films propose some interesting scenarios – eugenics, aliens, and Big Brother? Sweet.
Dana Pham is one of the Brattle’s house managers.
- THE WOMEN! The last time I saw this was in Don Levine’s Avant Garde Film class at UMASS-Amherst and Bill Clinton was still in office. (That film class is the same one that inspired The Pixies’ Louis Bunuel-inspired indie rock classic “Debaser”, for those keeping score at home.) Levine showed THE WOMEN as the example of normative Hollywood film-making at its best. Which it is. Top notch, top to bottom.
- BODY SLAM! There’s an argument to be made for wrasslin’ as America’s greatest indigenous art form. Embodying the best and worst of American culture, wrasslin’ is a window into our rowdy, irascible national identity. Which is all a fancy way of saying, I watched BODY SLAM a billion times when I was a kid and think it’s still really fun. Lots of classic WWFers, shiny clothes and regrettable song choices.
- THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL! American science fiction at its most creative and bold, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL is the archetypal alien encounter film. A stunningly sleek film that feels presciently futuristic nearly seventy years after its release. It’s anti-nuke message and pleas for peace seem especially important in our current political climate. And the robot is wicked cool.
Sean Maloney is one of the Brattle’s house managers.