Bones and All… What’s Coming at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

Bones and All… What’s Coming at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

sponsored feature Our film critic, Mark Walsh, anticipates what will be showing at the Cambridge Art Picturehouse in late November and early December.

Timothée Chalamet as Lee and Taylor Russell as Maren in Bones and All, directed by Luca Guadagnino, a film from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures.  Image: Yannis Drakoulidis / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures
Timothée Chalamet as Lee and Taylor Russell as Maren in Bones and All, directed by Luca Guadagnino, a film from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures. Image: Yannis Drakoulidis / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

bones and all

Luca Guadagnino’s career has certainly been anything but predictable; His last three films include a romantic coming-of-age drama produced by James Ivory, a remake of an Italian horror giallo and an action thriller. So if you had forecast a “cannibal teen roadtrip movie” for Guadagnino’s latest effort, then please send me all the numbers for this weekend’s lottery right away.

Bones And All reunites the Italian director with some of his key collaborators from those previous films, including screenwriter David Kajganich (A Bigger Splash, the Suspiria remake) and young Call Me By Your Name star Timothée Chalamet.

Chalamet stars alongside Canadian actress Taylor Russell in an adaptation of the Camille De Angelis novel. Russell plays Maren, a teenager growing up at the end of the Reagan-era Midwest with a compulsion for human flesh abandoned by her father as she reaches adulthood, leading her to search for her mother with the hoping to get some answers about his deadly addiction.

While it serves as an allegory for the difficulties of youth and personal identity, Bones And All isn’t afraid to confront the realities of its subject matter, but like many of the best films with the horror tag attached, Luca’s latest isn’t. it’s really about what’s on the menu, but those who struggle with why choose it.

The supporting cast includes another Guadagnino regular, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Mark Rylance as people the young couple know who share similar culinary desires. And the Guadagnino next? Look out next year for a romantic comedy set in the world of tennis…

Bones And All opens on Friday, November 25.

tori and lokita

Dardenne brothers, darlings of the arthouse circuit for more than three decades, are part of the rare group to have won first prize at the Cannes Film Festival more than once, and the only Belgians to have also won La Palma. of gold.

In addition to awards for Rosetta and L’Enfant, their 2011 film The Kid With A Bike garnered the festival’s Grand Prix, they were named best directors there for 2019’s Young Ahmed, and their latest film garnered a 75th anniversary award at the festival. of this year. on the Croisette.

Luc and Jean-Pierre’s fondness for intimate stories, often shot with handheld cameras and natural light, has offered a variety of perspectives on life in their native Belgium.

Tori (Pablo Schills) and Lokita (Mbundu Joely) offer an outside look at their nation, immigrants from Benin who end up in a children’s home and have to pose as siblings to get their residency.

They are separated and forced to engage in criminal activity to make ends meet, struggling to find ways to maintain the bond that forms between them. The Dardennes find a rare warmth, at least within their own filmography, in the relationship between the would-be siblings, but also an anger at the system they perceive to be failing and the inevitability and futility of their situation.

Tori and Lokita opens on Friday, December 2.

Neil Young – Harvest Time

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Neil Young’s album Harvest, which became the best-selling album in the United States in the year of its release, giving him a top 10 hit in the United States and number one in the US. the United States with Heart Of. Prayed.

Harvest Time is a documentary tracing the development of the album, including footage from the first nine months of 1971 while the album was being recorded, as well as a modern introduction to the legendary singer’s film.

The film’s journey begins at Young’s farm in Northern California, where the early sessions for “Harvest Barn” took place, and ends in Nashville, where the tracks began to be put together on an album. Along the way, he works with several other iconic musicians, including past partners Crosby, Stills, and Nash, as well as Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor. His journey also takes him to London, where the London Philharmonic Orchestra helps record two of the tracks.

The documentary features rehearsal and performance footage and covers most of the album’s memorable songs, which also include A Man Needs A Maid, Alabama and Old Man. Young now recognizes the significant influence the album has had on his life, so don’t miss your chance to see this on the big screen, with the big speakers also being the best way to enjoy Young’s mix of folk rock and country rock.

Harvest Time is shown on Sunday, December 4 only.

Christmas tales

Fed up with the usual movie Christmas fare like It’s A Wonderful Life and Die Hard? You can, if you feel the need to, see them on the Arts Picturehouse screens over Christmas (and if you’ve never done so, you should – in fact, compare and contrast and you’ll determine that both are definitely Christmas movies), but the downtown screens The city has a trilogy of rarer treats ready to unwrap you this festive season.

On December 4th, you can catch A Christmas Story, a perennial Yuletide favorite across the Atlantic, but less familiar here.

Adult Ralphie Parker recounts the story of his tenth Christmas when everyone from his mother to a department store Santa tries to warn him against wanting an air rifle for Christmas, fearing the potential disastrous consequences. Interspersed with this are a number of other short adventures involving the boy and his family.

December 11 is your chance to see Fanny and Alexander, Ingman Bergman’s semi-autobiographical story based on his upbringing in Sweden.

His family produces a Christmas play each year, but their lives are irrevocably changed when his father dies and his mother marries a Puritan bishop who punishes Alexander for his vivid imagination.

Finally, the next day you get a chance to indulge in Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton’s dark fantasy featuring Johnny Depp as the brainchild of inventor Vincent Price, whose sharp appendages are both a help and a hindrance when forced to blend into a suburban lifestyle.

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