Cinematique of Wilmington Film Series http://whqr.org en Cinematique Presents: "The Immigrant" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-immigrant <p>In James Gray's <em>The Immigrant</em>, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. The two women become separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined on Ellis Island. &nbsp;Alone and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) - a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno's cousin - restores her hopes for a brighter future. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:49:40 +0000 WHQR Staff 57023 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "The Immigrant" Cinematique Presents: "Chef" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-chef <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many are heralding <em>Chef</em> as the most delicious comedy of 2014! When chef Carl Casper (Jon </span>Favreau<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia </span>Vergara<span style="line-height: 1.5;">), his friend (John </span>Leguizamo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) and his son to launch a food truck. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:49:54 +0000 WHQR Staff 57021 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "Chef" Cinematique Presents: "Chef" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-chef-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Many are heralding&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Chef</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;as the most delicious comedy of 2014! Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:31:57 +0000 WHQR Staff 56772 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "Chef" Cinematique Presents: "The Railway Man" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-railway-man <p>Don't miss this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, <em>The Railway Man </em>tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past. (R, 1hr, 56 min.)</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:33:28 +0000 WHQR Staff 55285 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "The Railway Man" Cinematique Presents: The Lunchbox http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-lunchbox <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Don't miss this touching portrait of friendship, a film being hailed as one of the best films of the year! Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage through her cooking. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to her husband at work, but it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Thu, 15 May 2014 17:02:08 +0000 WHQR Staff 54965 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: The Lunchbox Cinematique Presents: Fading Gigolo http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-fading-gigolo <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">John Turturro writes, directs, and acts in this light-hearted comedy about a man struggling to find his place in life. Fioravante (Turturro) works part time as a florist and makes very little money. His friend Murray (Woody Allen) owns a rare book store that is being forced to close. Murray, on a visit to his dermatologist Dr. Parker (Sharon Stone), gets into a conversation with her that turns to sex. Highly reluctant, Fioravante eventually consents to a strange new business venture. Thu, 15 May 2014 16:46:02 +0000 WHQR Staff 54964 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: Fading Gigolo Cinematique Presents: Finding Vivian Maier http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-finding-vivian-maier <p>This dramatic documentary is receiving rave reviews across the globe! Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. (Unrated, 1hr, 24min)<br /> Thu, 15 May 2014 16:36:10 +0000 WHQR Staff 54959 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: Finding Vivian Maier Cinematique Presents: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-grand-budapest-hotel <p>Don't miss this star-studded new film from Wes Anderson! <em>The Grand Budapest Hotel</em> recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.<br /> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:31:51 +0000 Staff 54539 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Cinematique Presents: "A Short History of Decay" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-short-history-decay <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Filmed right here in Wilmington and starring Linda Lavin don't miss this intriguing new film! A comedy from an original script by Michael Maren, <em>A Short History of Decay</em> is about a failed Brooklyn writer, Nathan Fisher (Bryan Greenberg), who visits his ailing parents in Florida. His mother (Lavin) has Alzheimer's and his father (Harris Yulin) has recently had a stroke. In returning to his parents' home, Nathan discovers the depths and intricacies of their relationship and learns about the nature of his own personal life. (Not Rated, 1hr, 34min) Fri, 25 Apr 2014 17:51:34 +0000 Staff 53962 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "A Short History of Decay" Cinematique Presents: "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-elaine-stritch-shoot-me <p>In her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this hilarious and poignant portrait reveals this Emmy Award-winner both on and off stage. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, <em>Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me</em> reaches beyond the icon's brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist. Featuring James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones. (Unrated, 1hr, 20min)</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:29:15 +0000 Staff 53953 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me"