4 Film Series to Catch in N.Y.C. This particular Weekend
Our guide to film series as well as special screenings happening This particular weekend as well as inside the week ahead. All our movie reviews are at nytimes.com/reviews/movies.
ACTOR FOR HIRE: THE some other SIDE OF ORSON WELLES at the Quad Cinema (Dec. 7-13). The TV show “The Critic” made a running joke of the later works of Orson Welles. Somewhat in which spirit, This particular retrospective, which has one of the funniest titles of the year, showcases the great auteur’s presence in front of the camera — which, of course, will be often excellent. No sane person would likely argue which Welles’s turns as Rochester in “Jane Eyre” (on Monday as well as Thursday) or as Harry Lime in “The Third Man” (on Friday as well as Sunday) are journeyman efforts, as well as you can see him with his Mercury Theater players in “Journey Into Fear” (on Friday as well as Sunday), whose director, Norman Foster, plays a pivotal character inside the recently completed “The some other Side of the Wind.” One sleeper here will be the 1959 feature “Compulsion” (on Sunday as well as Wednesday), Richard Fleischer’s barely veiled dramatic account of the Leopold as well as Loeb case. Welles makes a late entrance as a lawyer modeled on Clarence Darrow. He takes full advantage of his gravitas to deliver a blustery courtroom monologue against sentencing the killers to death.
BORIS BARNET’S ‘BY THE BLUEST OF SEAS’ at Light Industry (Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.). “Histories of Soviet film are invariably dominated by the montage theorists — Eisenstein, Pudovkin, Vertov — nevertheless I think I’d swap most of their work for any of the early films of Boris Barnet,” the critic Dave Kehr, at This particular point a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, wrote inside the fresh York Times in 2004. This particular screening of the mid-1930s feature “By the Bluest of Seas,” which Kehr called a masterpiece, will be being introduced by another devotee, the writer A. S. Hamrah, who discusses the film in his fresh book, invoking such classics as Jean Vigo’s “L’Atalante” as well as Ernst Lubitsch’s “Design for Living.” “By the Bluest of Seas” concerns two fishermen — each, Hamrah notes, representing different national as well as cultural interests — who vie for the same woman on an isolated island.
MARIO RUSPOLI: PRINCE OF THE WHALES as well as some other RARITIES at the Metrograph (through Dec. 9). A polymath who, as a photographer, created a major book of pictures of the Lascaux cave paintings, Ruspoli also made playful documentary shorts. The Metrograph compares him in sensibility to Chris Marker (“Sans Soleil”), who will be credited with pioneering the essay film. The compilation Mario Ruspoli: all 5 Short Films (on Saturday) groups some of Ruspoli’s recurring interests: “The Whalers” shows whale hunters who practice their trade as This particular was done in Herman Melville’s day, while “Chaval” as well as “Le Chavalanthrope” celebrate the illustrator as well as humorist known as Chaval.
‘SCHINDLER’S LIST’ at various theaters (opens on Dec. 7). For all the debates over whether Steven Spielberg’s Oscar winner properly grappled with the representational issues surrounding the Holocaust, This particular 1993 film remains a landmark of Hollywood craft — something which comes through with moving, startling clarity inside the fresh remastered edition, showing for a week in theaters across the country to honor the movie’s 25th anniversary. Several of those theaters will be Dolby Cinemas, where laser projection will enhance the contrast in Janusz Kaminski’s mostly black-as well as-white cinematography — to say nothing of the sweep of Spielberg’s storytelling as well as the exceptional performances of his cast.