PFS Review – Amy

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2007 file photo, British singer Amy Winehouse poses for photographs after being interviewed by The Associated Press at a studio in north London. Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

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By Don Malvasi

Originally posted on Cinedork.com

Director Asif Kapadia took what was the blessing of Amy Winehouse’s family and record company and then relentlessly actually made the film that needed to be made on the life of Amy Winehouse. His biopic wisely throws out any political correctness and eschews a safe approach for an ultimately honest one. The results offer a movie that is hands-down among the year’s best. A film as tough to sit through as 12 Years A Slave, Amy could go down as the quintessential tragic rendering of the abhorrent cost of fame in this unforgiving age. At once monstrous and life-affirming, Amy is the rare film that elicits many an excruciating reaction while also rendering an odd catharsis. Winehouse here on one level is the indomitable beacon of a pop star. Except for her amazing voice and songwriting, she seems just like you and me in so many ways, yet is ultimately destined for tragedy.

Last Week on Tuesday – July 7th

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Welcome back to the latest Last Week on Tuesday at PFS. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend and was maybe able to catch a movie or two over the weekend. Leading into the holiday, PFS announced that through Labor Day all member ticket prices for the remainder of the summer will be:

After 5pm Screenings: $8

Before 5pm Screenings: $6

That’s a saving of $5 in the evening for EVERY TICKET, EVERY SHOW!

Now Showing – Week of June 8th

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Does the idea of a human head transplant make you feel a little squeamish? Does three kids simply trying to score some alcohol and action at the end of their senior year make you feel a little nostalgic? Does the coming-of-age tale of a shy Lithuanian teenager learning about her sexuality make you want to go out and live your life to the fullest and for one else? If you answered yes to any (or none) of these, then we have just the movie for you this week.

PFS Review – Clouds of Sils Maria

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By Don Malvasi

Originally posted on Cinedork.com

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Clouds of Sils Maria contains an acting clinic and so much more. French director Olivier Assayas (Summer Hours, Carlos, Irma Vep, Demonlover) takes many chances with his solid, often wondrous, occasionally mystifying material. The viewer needs to do some work here but the rewards are plentiful. His screenplay is straightforward enough but teasingly opaque like the snake-like cloud formations he photographs so well in Sils Maria, a beautiful region in the Swiss Alps. The cloud formation portends bad weather, and it’s symbolism hangs in the rare mountain air with ravening doom.

PFS Review – Good Kill

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Written by Alex Gibson on . Posted in Blogs

By Don Malvasi

Originally posted on Cinedork.com

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Tommy Egan (Ethan Hawke) suffers from a new kind of culture shock. An F-16 military pilot with six Iraqi tours under his belt, he now finds himself inside a claustrophobic trailer that serves as a drone command center near Las Vegas. Major Egan, surrounded by newcomers recruited because they “were a bunch of gamers,” has also become an increasingly rare breed of specialist–one with actual combat experience. The triggerman for numerous drone strikes in Afghanistan and Yemen, he pines to get back in the cockpit of an jet airplane–a place where the fight is at least fair. In a plane he felt an oddly intoxicating fear. Here he feels revulsion and self-loathing.