news Week of November 25 - December 3

Week of November 25 - December 3

Happy Thanksgiving from Rialto Cinemas Elmwood!

We are delighted to bring the historical drama Bridge of Spies to the Elmwood! Tom Hanks stars as the American attorney tasked with negotiating the release of a U-2 spy plane pilot who was shot down over Russia at the height of the Cold War. Critics are raving about Bridge of Spies! Read Los Angeles Times reviewer Kenneth Turan's piece here.

Starting Wednesday we have Victor Frankenstein, Paul McGuigan's eccentric version of the well known story. Here radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (James McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protege Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor's experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. For a real taste of the film read this ScreenDaily review.

National Theatre Live has multiple treats for audiences this season (beyond Mr. Cumberbatch!) Tuesday, December 1, Shakespeare's searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, Coriolanus, starring Tom Hiddleston returns by popular demand for audiences that might have missed this "fast, witty, intelligent production" as the Guardian (UK) describes it as well as the phenomenal smash Skylight starring Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy on Thursday, December 3. Beyond English theatre we also have English National Opera (ENO) with a sung in English presentation of La Traviata Saturday, November 28 at 10am! Verdi's masterpiece (sung in English!) combines compelling characters with hugely powerful, moving and instantly recognisable melodies, making it one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time. Join us! Tickets for all our special events including new encores of Hamlet are here.

The acclaimed biopic Steve Jobs continues this week along with the hard to categorize Sicario and East Side Sushi now in its third smash month! This story of a Latina woman who teaches herself how to make sushi but can't get hired as a sushi chef because she is the "wrong" race and gender is really striking a chord with folks. This is a brilliant film - don't miss it!

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