Cinema Roundup September 25th

Movie of the week - Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Movie of the week – Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

There’s a real treat at the Irish Film Institute this Sunday afternoon – a double bill of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid and The Sting. Both movies pair the cinematic icons Robert Redford and Paul Newman, and both are stone cold classics that established the stars as icons of what came to be known as the ‘New American Cinema’ of the 1970s. Not to be missed!

Road House

Road House

A cult classic of an entirely different vintage, 1989’s Road House, plays tonight at the Lighthouse. Patrick Swayze is Dalton, a bouncer called in to clean up America’s rowdiest bar in a town run by the villainous Ben Gazzara. They don’t make ’em like this anymore!

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

With Harper Lee recently releasing a belated sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, you can catch the 1962 screen adaptation at the Lighthouse on Monday. While it feels somewhat dated now, it’s a classy production with a great central performance from Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch.

Mia Madre

Mia Madre

We’ve got a couple of impressive new releases this week too. Mia Madre is an insightful tale of a filmmaker struggling to balance a troubled production with the impending death of her mother. John Turturro is hilarious as an egotistical actor who threatens to derail the production.

Life

Life

Life is based on events behind the Life magazine pictorial that introduced James Dean to the American public. Dane DeHaan is ideally cast as Dean, but the movie’s strongest performance comes from Robert Pattinson as photographer Dennis Stock. Subtle but effective.

By Eric Hillis