Monday, July 22, 2013

RESOLUTION (7/27) & THE BIG LEBOWSKI (7/26 & 7/27)

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We have another disparate pair of films lined up for this weekend, so whether you're in the mood for a creepy deconstruction of the cabin-in-the-woods horror motif, or a phenomenally eccentric cult comedy, we've got you covered!

Resolution (2012)
Director(s): Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead // Featuring: Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, Bill Oberst Jr.
Running time: 93 min.
Tickets: $10
For tickets: www.somervilletheatreonline.com

Here's a snippet of what I wrote for my Resolution review at Diabolique a few months back:

Resolution is a creepy, thought-provoking film that defies its simple cabin-in-the-woods motif. The filmmaking team is more interested in subverting convention and story structure than indulging in familiar horror tropes. There's an overarching sense of dread, and as the story progresses, it becomes apparent that Mike's and Chriss unresolved tale is being monitored by something otherworldly. Viewers are given clues throughout, and cues in the sound and visuals show that something is off kilter about this particular mountainous environment. Moorhead, as serving as the film's cinematographer, chooses to shoot nearly everything as if looking over the shoulders of our protagonists; having a possible supernatural participant-observer is an effective way of squeezing every ounce of paranoia out of the film's premise.

The Big Lebowski (1998)
Director: Joel Coen // Featuring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Running time: 117 min.
Tickets: $10
For tickets: www.somervilletheatreonline.com 

Upon initial viewing, many filmgoers and critics were confused about the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski. The eccentric film - coming right after their Oscar-winning Fargo - was a combination of political satire, audacious profanity, and oddball characters with a perceived lack of refinement from the siblings. subsequent viewings and revisits have prompted many critics to reconsider their cold reception upon its release, and cemented the film as a bonafide cult hit. Fans often quote the film's astounding array of quotable dialogue, and the film has even sparked a book discussing the existentialism of Coen Brothers work appropriately titled The Dude Abides.

Resolution Trailer




The Big Lebowski Trailer

 

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