One of the joys of the extra space afforded us in the Tribune’s recent redesign has been the addition of a full page of film recommendations, labeled ON SCREEN.
On that page film critic Michael Phillips (with an occasional assist from other reviewers) points cinephiles to quality movies opening this week, already in theaters, in arthouses and on TV.
This week, Michael highlights “Tabloid,” by legendary documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, as his Premier Attraction. It’s a lurid 1970s tale of lust, love, religion and notoriety, and it’s playing at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema. (He also interviewed Morris, the subject of his Talking Pictures column this week).
Specialty Screenings contains more arthouse goodness, and this week’s is the revival of Nicolas Roeg’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” playing in its full 138-minute length at the Music Box Theatre.
Movies on TV plucks a few worthy candidates from the buffet of choices across the channels, and Best in Town offers capsule reviews of films that warranted three stars or more from Tribune reviewers. (You might not find all the blockbusters there -- but there’s more to life than blockbusters!)
-- Maureen Hart, Movies editorCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times