Theatre Review: Angelika Film Center, New York City

The lobby of the Angelika Film Center

Since our re-launch a few months ago, we at FilmJerk have dedicated ourselves to focusing more on the smaller, less-advertised independent and foreign films. One aspect of the movie-going experience less often explored is the setting of the screening itself. So, from time to time, we will take a look at some of the places we enjoy going to see movies, or theatres new to us that we are discovering for the first time. Our first movie theatre review takes us to one of our favorite places to see a movie, the Angelika Film Center in New York City.

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Rating: A
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Landline

One of the strongest truths in telling any story is that if you can’t make your lead characters likeable, at least make them interesting. Michael Corleone? Not likeable, but highly intriguing. Walter White? Really unlikeable, but dear God, so complex and endlessly fascinating. Darth Vader? One of my favorite movie characters of all time, but I certainly don’t like him in the least. In Gillian Robespierre’s “Landline,” the follow-up to her 2014 debut “Obvious Child,” there is nary an amiable character amongst the leads of the films, which makes for a difficult movie to watch or to recommend.

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Rating: D+
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