Friday September 9, 2016:
Leviathan,” which has been described as a loose retelling of the Book of Job, is a stunning, surprisingly funny satire in which an ordinary man must wrestle with his faith not in God, but in the Russian state. On the outskirts of a small coastal town in the Barents Sea, lives an ordinary family: Kolya, his wife Lilya and their teenage son Romka. The family is haunted by a local corrupt mayor who is trying to take away a house and a small auto repair shop from Kolya. Resistance is futile, as they say, and yet the embattled patriarch valiantly perseveres for the sake of his family, even as it crumbles around him.
2 hr 20 min
Friday October 14, 2016:
In the Loop
In the Loop, an uncommonly funny political satire that blends Dr. Strangelove with Spinal Tap, is certainly the smartest and funniest movie inspired by the Iraq war. The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn’t think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. Can Simon and General Miller halt the war?
1 hr 46 min
Not Rated (Warning – very bad language!)