Welcome to Erik Henriksen Tells You What to Watch This Weekend™, a weekly post in which I, Erik Henriksen, tell you what to watch this weekend! I will continue doing this post until you have watched everything you should watch.
I mean, first and foremost, watch this? And then we can move on.
MOVING ON, this weekend only, the Hollywood Theatre has Alfonso Cuarón's Roma in 70mm. If you haven't seen it yet, this is the way to do it.
Peter Jackson's groundbreaking World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old is popping up at a few theaters this weekend. "It’s pretty astonishing, and a rare example of technological trickery being used for good," writes Ned Lannamann, "as opposed to, say, the ugly ultra-high frame rate Jackson used in The Hobbit."
Velvet Buzzsaw is now on Netflix. Ned calls it "engagingly outlandish," adding that it "begins as a fang-toothed satire of the Los Angeles art scene and turns into something else altogether."
Capernaum is at the Living Room Theaters. Senior Editor Ciara Dolan says it's "a grimly realistic view of humanity." Fun!
Miss Bala is open, too. Robert Ham raves that it's "a meager success."
Reel Music continues at the Northwest Film Center.
Miami Connection is at the Clinton, with a live band. But we all know that no band is better than... Dragon Sound!