The Cinema Corner – July 29th

Movie of the week - Grizzly

Movie of the week – Grizzly

Following the success of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, a bunch of man versus nature movies appeared in the late 1970s. Most were awful, but one of the best is William Girdler’s bonkers Grizzly, which basically transplants the plot of Spielberg’s film from the ocean to the woods as a giant (“18 feet of gut-crunching, man-eating terror” as the poster boasts!) grizzly bear goes on the rampage. You can catch it late Friday night at the Lighthouse.


If you prefer the real thing, Jaws itself returns to the big screen on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, again at the Lighthouse. I shouldn’t need to tell you what a masterpiece this is and any opportunity to see it with a crowd should be taken.

The Commune

Danish director Thomas Vinterberg is on something of a roll lately, following The Hunt and his adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd. He continues in fine form with The Commune, loosely based on his childhood growing up in a commune in 1970s Copenhagen. This one features some great performances, especially from Trine Dyrholm as a wife who struggles with jealousy amid the loose sexual values of ’70s Scandinavia.

Jason Bourne

Matt Damon returns to his signature role after a decade’s absence in Jason Bourne. This one fails to reach the heights of the previous three installments, and it’s frankly a little dumb and silly, but if you’re onboard with this franchise, there’s enough here to keep you entertained.

By Eric Hillis of