Movie Lounge – March 23

Paul Newman in Paris Blues (1961)

Movie Lounge – March 23

Movie Lounge is a feature at Law And Order Party where we list ten movies screening this week that we might not have actually seen but which we’re presenting as a ranked list, anyway, based on how much they might be worth checking out.

March 23 – March 29

1. Paris Blues (1961)
directed by Martin Ritt
starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Sidney Poitier
part of the series Real Life Couples on the Silver Screen
playing Friday 3/23 at Barrington Library (1:30pm)

2. Hitler versus Picasso and the Others
directed by Claudio Poli
featuring Timothy Garton Ash, Jean-Marc Dreyfus, and Edgar Feuchtwanger
presented by Art and Design Film Festival
playing Monday 3/26 at Cable Car Cinema (7pm)

3. Unsane
directed by Steven Soderbergh
starring Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah
playing daily at all the big movie theaters*

4. Oh Lucy!
directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi
starring Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, and Kaho Minami
playing daily at Avon Cinema

5. Annihilation
directed by Alex Garland
starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tessa Thompson
playing daily at Showcase Cinemas (Providence Place only)

6. The Death of Stalin
directed by Armando Iannucci
starring Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, and Jeffrey Tambor
playing daily at Jane Pickens Theater, Showcase Cinemas Warwick, and Mystic Luxury Cinemas

7. Rajaratha
Kannada with English subtitles
directed by Anup Bhandari
starring Nirup Bhandari, Avantika Shetty, Arya
playing daily at East Providence 10

8. Chasing the Dragon
Cantonese with English subtitles
directed by Jason Kwan and Jing Wong
starring Donnie Yen, Andy Lau, and Philip Keung
Friday 3/23 at Impact Everything

9. Love, Simon
directed by Greg Berlanti
starring Nick Robinson, Miles Heizer, and Keiynan Lonsdale
playing daily at all the big movie theaters

10. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
directed by Rob Reiner
starring Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and Harry Shearer
Friday 3/23 at Greenwich Odeum (8pm)

Also opening this week

Midnight Sun
Pacific Rim
Paul, Apostle of Christ
Sherlock Gnomes

Still in Theaters

Call Me By Your Name (*****) (Avon Cinema)
Black Panther (**** 1/2) (all the big movie theaters*)
I, Tonya (****) (Route One Cinema Pub)
Game Night(*** 1/2) (all the big movie theaters*)
Thoroughbreds (***) (Cinemaworld Lincoln and Showcase Cinemas – Providence Place/Warwick only)
The Shape of Water (***) (Entertainment South Kingstown)
Phantom Thread (**) (Route One Cinema Pub)
Coco (East Providence 10)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (East Providence 10)

* All the big movie theaters:
Cinemaworld Lincoln
Entertainment South Kingstown
Island Cinema 10
Regal Cinemas Stadium Swansea
Showcase Cinemas North Attleboro
Showcase Cinemas Providence Place
Showcase Cinemas Seekonk
Showcase Cinemas Warwick
Showcase Cinemas Warwick Mall

**At the moment Regal Cinemas Swansea – and for that matter the whole Regal Cinemas chain – is owned by Anschutz Entertainment Group, which I don’t recommend supporting. But the chain was recently sold and the transition is supposed to happen by March.