To do: Swedes, aging action film stars, violence and surprises.

  • Wednesday 11th: Find out why Ingmar Bergman is overrated at the Cinematheque with his 1982 opus FANNY & ALEXANDER. [Cinematheque]
  • Thursday 12th: Don’t forget that JCVD, the postmodern action film in which Jean-Claude Van Damme plays himself (!) is playing a limited run at ACMI only until the 18th. [ACMI]
  • Friday 13th: GRINDHOUSE (Tarantino and Rodriguez) at the Astor. [Astor]
  • Saturday 14th: Last night of Rooftop Cinema and they’re playing a surprise film. [Rooftop]
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3 responses to “To do: Swedes, aging action film stars, violence and surprises.

  1. that Jean Claude film got some high praise on a couple of reviews I read recently.

    I saw the trailer a while ago on the youtube, then promptly went back to watching clips of him in Street Fighter and forgot about it.

  2. I saw JCVD on the weekend, and it’s terrific. It’s the best acting he’s done, in fact, it could be the only acting he’s done. It’s a very clever film, and you can’t help but see the thematic and visual references to The Wrestler, Being John Malkovich and Dog Day Afternoon. See it while you can.

  3. Brad

    I’m seeing it tomorrow (Friday) night.

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