Stressful Occasions

The week we close the NOW Hot Docs supplement is as busy as the week before TIFF, and somehow I always forget that. But in a few short hours it’ll be put to bed, all nice and snug; until then, my life is a raging sea and I can’t believe I thought it would be a good idea to put out a bonus episode of Someone Else’s Movie today.

But I did! And it features Kristine Cofsky, a very nice person who co-stars in No Men Beyond This Point, a quasi-dystopian satire opening tomorrow at the Lightbox.

And trust me, you’re going to enjoy listening to her discuss Jonathan Demme’s terrific 2008 family study Rachel Getting Married. So go do that, either on iTunes or Google Play or Stitcher or just downloading it directly from the show’s site like it’s 2003 and we’re just animals.

Also, there are like another dozen movies opening today. What did I do to deserve this, I ask you?

Body: Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s no-budget thriller traps three friends in a mansion with a corpse and waits for the backstabbing to begin.

The Devil’s Horn: Glenn (mostly) swings to Larry Weinstein’s history of the saxophone. Groovy.

The First Monday in May: Art and trash collide at the annual Met gala, and Andrew Rossi is there to capture it. Rad enjoyed it.

Hello, My Name Is Doris: Sally Field and New Girl‘s Max Greenfield play out a May-November romance, awkwardly. Susan wanted more.

Hockney: David Hockney is a living legend. Randall Wright’s rote documentary doesn’t begin to do him justice.

A Hologram for the King: Tom Tykwer’s Eggers adaptation is a mess of stylistic missteps and forced whimsy, but then Tom Hanks knits it into something warm and even moving. How about that.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War: Rad confirms my worst fears, which is that Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain — two of my very favorite people in the industry — could still wind up in a lame effects picture.

No Men Beyond This Point: Imagine a world without men. Well, except for one. Susan liked it.

Sing Street: John Carney reworks Once as an ’80s period piece, the better to riff on New Romantic singles. It’s sweet, and the songs are swell.

Sold: Gillian Anderson and David Arquette topline Jeffrey D. Brown’s human-trafficking thriller.

Ten Thousand Saints: American Splendor directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini tackle Eleanor Henderson’s sprawling novel about the East Village in the ’80s.

… okay, now back to the Hot Docs supplement. Go listen to the podcast, it’s good.

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