Downhill Assistant (This Week’s Movies)

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Julia Garner: The Assistant (Bleecker Street)

Links to my reviews published this week in the Herald, and etc.

Downhill. “It’s certainly something different from the usual run of bigscreen comedies, but what we see doesn’t go far enough.”

The Assistant. “Green’s idea to leave the mogul off the screen — a brilliant concept — forces us to concentrate more intently on the effect of someone like this.”

Join us tomorrow, Saturday February 15, as we take a look at James Whale’s Frankenstein, a session in Scarecrow Video’s latest Scarecrow Academy series. The screening is at 2 p.m., and is free.

At What a Feeling!, we continue the drumbeat of 1980s reviews: Ivan Passer’s Creator, Charles Shyer’s Irreconcilable Differences, Philip Noyce’s Blind Fury, and Marshall Brickman’s The Manhattan Project.