The Williams Record

Alex Honnold leaves audience spellbound in “Free Solo”

Alex Honnold leaves audience spellbound in
Cecelia Messbauer November 7, 2018

Horror films weren’t the only option for experiencing vicarious terror on the big screen this Halloween. The opening shot of Free Solo, the National Geographic-produced documentary about superstar...

Netflix’s “Bobby Kennedy for President” follows legacy of the late senator

Netflix's
Arrington Luck November 7, 2018

The third chapter of the Netflix documentary series Bobby Kennedy for President, which played at Images Cinema on Sunday, is bookended by scenes of violence. The show’s opening credits are followed...

“Colette” tells the novel truth of a controversial French author

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Colette, an intense turn-of-the-century period character drama, features superstar lead Keira Knightley
Cecelia Messbauer October 24, 2018

Just a few weeks after showing The Wife, Images Cinema has showcased yet another tense character drama revolving around a prodigal young female writer whose talents are stolen by her husband. In a refreshing...

“Halloween” packs theater, remains just as popular on 40th anniversary

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Halloween tells the story of a serial killer as he stalks and kills teenage babysitters on Halloween night.
Luke Valadie October 24, 2018

Rebooting classic film franchises has been a Hollywood staple for years, and the Halloween series is about to receive this treatment, with a critically acclaimed sequel on the verge of release. The line...

Fahrenheit 11/9 endorses political upheaval

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Michael Moore's new documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, follows President Donald Trump's ascent to presidency
Kenia Cruz October 3, 2018

On Sept. 28 Michael Moore’s new documentary, Fahrenheit 11/9, opened at Images Cinema. The film follows President Donald Trump and his ascent to presidency. The title is a reference to both the famous...

Support the Girls brings gritty feminist comedy to the screen

Lisa Conroy (Regina Hall) steals the show as the general manager of Double Whammies, a sports bar that features skimpily dressed waitresses.
Nandini Seetharaman September 26, 2018

Support the Girls, directed by Andrew Bujalski, is a comedy about what happens when everything goes wrong. The main character, Lisa Conroy (Regina Hall), is the general manager of the highway-side sports...

Glenn Close delivers Oscar-worthy performance in ‘The Wife’

Glenn Close plays Joan Castleman, the long-suffering wife of novelist Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce).
Cecelia Messbauer September 26, 2018

The Wife is an intriguing film, although its immense quality makes it at points hard to watch. The performances are so real, and the reality they capture so unsettling, that there are times when you...

‘Skate Kitchen’ explores sisterhood

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Crystal Moselle's latest coming-of-age film features a group of young female skateboarders in New York City.
Wendy Hernandez September 19, 2018

Crystal Moselle’s Skate Kitchen veers sharply off the path of romantic comedies. It ditches type-casting in favor of a documentary and coming-of-age hybrid for an in-depth look at women in skater subculture....

‘Shock and Awe’ underwhelms

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This film by Robert Reiner has a good story to tell, but unfortunately comes off as derivative.
Mitchell Morris September 19, 2018

Shock and Awe, which opened at Images last week, is a new film by director Rob Reiner that tells the true story of the courageous journalists who challenged the narrative propagated by the George W. Bush...

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