Love & Mercy

Halifax film screening picks — June 15-21

Love & Mercy, the highly touted portrait of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, has arrived for a run out at the Scotiabank Cinema Bayers Lake, fuelled by incredibly positive reviews across the board.

The Thrillema returns this Wednesday with the most totemic of Italian horror films—Dario Argento’s Suspiria. The intense filtered colours and forced lighting, not to mention the pulsing music score by Goblin, give this film a unique and enduring signature.

With a fifth Terminator film on the immediate horizon (July 1), Cineplex is offering a chance this Thursday to see the original on the big screen. This is a one-time-only deal, screening simultaneously at Park Lane and Dartmouth Crossing.

This Sunday, Wolfville’s Fundy Film Society has A Brilliant Young Mind (a.k.a. X+Y), which features Rafe Spall and Sally Hawkins in its excellent cast.

Here are my Halifax area screening picks for selected days this week:

  • Tuesday (June 16) — Love & Mercy, Scotiabank Cinema Bayers Lake, 1pm, 3:50pm, 6:40pm & 9:50‎pm, regular pricing discounted Tuesday, film continues through Thursday (at least). Bill Pohlad, USA, 2014, 121 minutes.
  • Wednesday (June 17) — Suspiria, The Thrillema @ the Museum of Natural History, 8pm, free, advance tickets available at Strange Adventures.
    Trick or Treaty, Halifax Central Library, 7pm, free. The first film by an indigenous filmmaker to be selected to the Masters program at TIFF, this doc is presented by the NFB Film Club in anticipation of National Aboriginal Day (June 21). Alanis Obomsawin, Canada, 2014, 85 minutes.
    — The King and I, Cineplex Dartmouth Crossing, 7pm, $6. Walter Lang, USA, 1956, 133 minutes.
  • Thursday (June 18) — The Terminator, Cineplex Park Lane & Cineplex Dartmouth Crossing, 7:30pm, $6. James Cameron, USA, 1984, 107 minutes.

And one Annapolis Valley screening pick:

  • Sunday (June 21) — A Brilliant Young Mind (a.k.a. X+Y), Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre (450 Main Street, Wolfville), 8pm, $9. Morgan Matthews, UK, 2014, 111 minutes.
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