This week filmgoers have the choice of tributes to two film legends, one who is very much with us and one who is gone. Or you could see them both.
Screening Friday is "The Brother From Another Planet" (with Sayles in attendance) and "Piranha" with producer Roger Corman appearing. On Saturday there will be an afternoon screening of "City of Hope," with Sayles talking, and "Lianna" and "Baby It's You" in the evening.
For those with more classic Hollywood tastes, Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events are combining for big-screen showings of Humphrey Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon" at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. More information at www.fathomevents.com.
Movie recommendations from critic Kenneth Turan and other reviewers.
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Impeccably acted by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women in love, with an exquisite look captured by cinematographer Ed Lachman,
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It is antic and unexpected as well as homiletic, rife with subversive elements, wacky critters and some of the most beautiful landscapes ever seen in a computer-animated feature. (Kenneth Turan) PG.
Brie Larson excels in a film able to give full weight to both sides of the emotional equation as it tells the story of a young woman imprisoned for years in a tiny shed and the young son who was born to her there and knows no other world. (Kenneth Turan) R.
The saga of how the Boston Globe won a Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for uncovering sexual abuse by Catholic priests, the film is mightily impressive not only because of the importance of the story it tells but also because of how much effort and skill went into bringing it to the screen. (Kenneth Turan) R.