|6:30 & 8:45 each evening|
|1:00 matinees Sat & Sun|
Rated PG; 112 minutes
Sheldon Wiebe, Eclipse Magazine (excerpted)
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most enduring characters in all of fiction. His ability to solve every problem (save for one, according to the Holmes canon) via a combination of knowledge and observation, and the logical extrapolations thereof, plus his acerbic no nonsense attitude make him far more intriguing than most fallible fictional characters and pretty much all other infallible ones.
So it’s odd that Mr. Holmes, a film dealing with the character long after he’s retired to his country home and bees, should be so satisfying.
Mr. Holmes opens with Holmes (Ian McKellen), at the age of ninety-three, trying to resolve his last case – a case involving a housewife and the memory of two children lost during pregnancy. As he struggles to recall, the case did not end well and, now, he’s trying to piece it all together and determine why.
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Infinitely Polar Bear
|6:00 & 8:15 each evening|
|3:30 matinees Sat & Sun|
Rated R; 90 minutes
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone (excerpted)
Infinitely Polar Bear is a hilarious and heartbreaking tale of a family on the ropes. Set in Boston in the late 1970s, the film casts Mark Ruffalo (one of the best actors on the planet ) as Cam Stuart, a manic depressive — "polar bear" is how Cam refers to being bipolar — whose antics and chronic unemployment have alienated his blueblood relatives. It's no picnic for those closest to Cam — wife Maggie (Zoë Saldana) and their mixed-race daughters, Amelia (Imogene Wolodarsky) and Faith (Ashley Aufderheide).
A crisis approaches when Maggie decides to pursue an MBA at Columbia. She wants the best education for her kids and can't get financial help from Cam's rich relations, whose contributions barely reach the subsistence level. She'll have to be in New York for 18 months, coming home on weekends only, leaving Cam in charge of the girls. Having trouble buying this? Talk to Maya Forbes, making a fine feature debut as a writer and director by telling her own story. Wolodarsky, Forbes' daughter, is playing her mother as a child and doing it superbly.
The movie is a small miracle, lifted by Ruffalo and these two remarkable young actresses. Refusing to soften the edges when Cam is off his meds, Ruffalo is a powerhouse. He and Forbes craft an indelibly intimate portrait of what makes a family when the roles of parent and child are reversed.