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Friday, July 18, 2014

Golden Shit and Violent Anarchy: Hooray! It's This Week's Mercury Film Section!

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 10:59 AM

THE DANCE OF REALITY Cinematic madness, 23 years in the making.
  • THE DANCE OF REALITY Cinematic madness, 23 years in the making.

THE DANCE OF REALITY Andrew Wright takes a look at Alejandro Jodorowsky's first film in 23 years, coming right on the heels of the great documentary about the director, Jodorwosky's Dune. The Hollywood Theatre is also playing Jodorowsky's two best-known films, El Topo and The Holy Mountain. Naturally, "unforgettable scatological alchemy" is involved.

THEY CAME TOGETHER A parody of romcoms, made by the Wet Hot American Summer crew, and starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd? Sounds bulletproof, right? That's what Alison Hallett thought too! Then she had to sit through it!

VENUS IN FUR "Say what you will about Polanski," Ned Lannamann writes, "but the man can make a movie."

THE PURGE: ANARCHY This one screened too late for our print deadlines, but Courtney Ferguson liked this sequel just as much as she liked last year's The Purge.

There's more, as ever, in Film Shorts—including a heads up that Werner Herzog's fantastic Cave of Forgotten Dreams is screening at the Fifth Ave Cinema, and Denis C. Theriault's measured, insightful take on the latest masterpiece in the Planes saga.

Here are your Movie Times. Choose wisely.

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