Now Playing at the Row Three Rep: Delusional Beauty Queens

Where we offer you Row Three programming if we owned a Rep Cinema She Ain’t Pretty She Just Looks That Way. Drop Dead Gorgeous – 2:00pm The Queen of Versailles – 5:00pm Tabloid – 8:00pm With the internet still abuzz with the train-wreck of cluelessness, the boat-load of petty narcissism and the full blown crazy of chef Amy Bouzaglo,...

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Now Playing at the Row Three Rep: Biohazard Night!

Where we offer you Row Three programming if we owned a Rep Cinema New Millennial Infection Contagion – 8:00pm The Bay – 10:00pm 28 Weeks Later – midnight One primal fear which has replaced the threat of nuclear war (and possibly terrorism) as something to keep a person awake at night in this new century is the constant threat of would-be...

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Now Playing at the Row Three Rep: The Nazi Occupation Triple Bill

[Row Three programming if we owned a Rep Cinema] The Nazi Occupation Triple Bill Rome Open City – 5pm The Last Metro – 7pm Army of Shadows – 9:30pm Europe in the earlier half of the 1940s was thick with uncertainty, fear, and violence, gripped by the ever-spreading menace of Nazi Germany. The cities and countries that fell before it – not least of all portions...

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Now Playing at the Row Three Rep: Ripped from the Headlines!

[Row Three programming if we owned a Rep Cinema] Ripped From The Headlines! Stuck – 5:00pm Compliance – 8:00pm 10 Rillington Place – 10:00pm Some of you may recall that scene from Robert Altman’s The Player, where rising film executive Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher, oily) demonstrates to the rest of the suits at the board room table how...

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Now Playing at the Row Three Rep: What is Human?

[Row Three programming if we owned a Rep Cinema] Blurring the Line Between Android and Human Metropolis – 5:00pm Blade Runner – 8:00pm A.I.: Artificial Intelligence – 10:00pm bonus: Battlestar Galactica – all night and the next week With the concept of mankind creating sentient robots and androids inevitably follows the question of how...

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Rep Cinemagoing: Modern Times

The thing that makes me happiest in the world is seeing audiences respond to classic films with joy and wonder, and that’s exactly what I saw last week when Cinefamily screened Modern Times to a nearly full audience. First off, it’s awesome that 150 people will choose a Chaplin silent film over the hoards of other entertainment options in this city,...

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Fighting for 35mm…and Our Cinematic Heritage

There’s no doubt that the future of cinema is going to be digital rather than film (as a physical format). Theatres are converting to digital projection right and left, with fewer and fewer 35mm film prints struck all the time, and the major camera manufacturers are ceasing production of film cameras to focus solely on digital cameras instead. It’s...

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Now Playing at the Row Three Rep: One Room Does It All

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Heavenly Creatures 15th Anniversary Re-Release (UK only)

    Thanks to Andrew for bringing this item to my attention, even if it is a bit of a tease. To coincide with an upcoming 15th Anniversary Blu-Ray release of Heavenly Creatures, small British distributor Peccadillo Pictures is going to give it a limited theatrical re-release. Peter Jackson’s Oscar nominated departure from splatter comedies...

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Now Playing at the Row Three Rep: So Bad They’re Profound

[Row Three programming if we owned a rep cinema] So Bad They’re Profound (alternatively titled “When 90s Blockbusters Go Wrong, or: How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Overanalyzing Sh*tty Movies”) Batman & Robin (Schumacher, 1997) – 8:30pm Showgirls (Verhoeven, 1995) – 11pm Two of the biggest critical failures of the nineteen nineties, Joel...

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