What’s Playing Nearby
Written by Bwog Staff
In which staffer Mark Krotov reveals his cinematic snobbery to the wider world (and gives you a list of what’s playing at select nearby theaters).
AMC Loews 84th Street Six
84th and Broadway
Pay money to watch a commercial for the Navy, except this time it’s not in the trailers. With the guy that played James Dean in a TV movie.
Big Momma’s House 2
America’s #1 movie. Enough said.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
It’s not too late to get your Christian mythology on. It features a horsey.
AMC Loews Lincoln Square
68th and Broadway
Imagine Me & You
The Cave’s Lena Headey and Chasing Liberty’s Matthew Goode star in a British exploration of what happens when good-looking women fall in love with each other, despite their familial obligations. It’s like Brokeback, but not, you know, gay.
The movie that no one is talking about. Directed by Steven Spielberg, but fortunately free of both aliens and Dakota Fanning.
I have no idea what this movie is about, and I don’t feel that bad about it.
The New World
Terrence Malick’s first movie in seven years is beautiful, intelligent, and very widely ignored—you will probably be the only person in the theater, but don’t let the absence of companionship dissuade you.
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
The smartest movie of last year and probably this year, this brilliant film-within-a-film-within-a-book (or something) is far, far better than any verbal description can attest. Features Steve Coogan, and a large womb.
Good Night, and Good Luck
Harry Potter: Large and in Charge(Note: This may not be the real title)
Memoirs of a Geisha
Walk the Line
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd
Directed by the brilliant Michael Haneke, this socially astute thriller shows that French people are scared of everything—even videotapes.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Tommy Lee Jones directs a western about illegal immigrants, which won Jones
Best Actor at Cannes. Guillermo Arriaga (of Amores Perros and 21 Grams) won for best screenplay.
A movie this good should not be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Catch it before the Academy realizes its mistake.
Mrs. Henderson Presents
The Squid and the Whale
Why We Fight