PG-13for thematic elements, suggestive material, drug content and language.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.
The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. In the process, cementing the legacy of a band that were always more like a family, and who continue to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.
Less a sequel to Cat People, and more a paranormal children's noir that is unlike virtually anything Hollywood has ever made, Curse of the Cat People is at once thrilling, chilling and heartbreaking. Amy is a troubled child, prone to daydreaming, who begins a friendship with her father's deceased former wife, appearing in their snow-covered backyard. Psychologically complex, at times painful, gorgeous to behold, this underrated noir deserves to be appreciated on the Heights' silver screen.
HOLIDAY INN has become a Heights New Year's Day tradition, and like WHITE CHRISTMAS sells out every year! IRVING BERLIN wrote the evergreen score, which includes Easter Parade, Lets Start the New Year Right, Lazy and of course, White Christmas.
Who says that Christmas movies have to be completely upbeat, snowy, and full of smiles? The Heights Theater and Trylon Roadshow present X-MAS NOIR, a celebration of the darker side of the holiday season. For X-MAS NOIR, we have MEET JOHN DOE, a beautifully bleak, yet hopeful, "holiday (not holiday)" classic from director Frank Capra. Barbara Stanwyck plays Ann Mitchell, a crack reporter laid off suddenly and ordered to write one last column. So she makes up a story about a fictional "John Doe" who threatens to kill himself on Christmas Eve if America doesn't improve. When the story becomes a massive hit, Ann is kept on, but now people want to see the real guy! Enter Long John Willoughby (Gary Cooper) a struggling, almost homeless ballplayer who will act as "John Doe"... for a price. As with the best Capra, this one is heartbreaking, harrowing, sexy, and a heck of a lot of fun. The perfect bittersweet confection for your holiday enjoyment!
Though it's named for its eponymous heroine, Mildred Pierce is driven by insidious Veda, Mildred's daughter, and one of the most greedy young women in noir history. Seemingly driven to wealth and its trappings since birth, Veda manipulates her hard-working mother to give her everything, without a drop of compassion in her black soul. Mildred Pierce won Joan Crawford a well-deserved Oscar, but Ann Blyth is captivating as the poisonous daughter.
Hitchock claimed that this was his favorite of his many classics, and we would be hard pressed to disagree. Simultaneously sweet and poisonous, Shadow of Doubt is the story the urbane Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten, never more bitter) who returns to his small hometown to visit his sister and especially young Charlie, (Teresa Wright, perfect as the bored teen) the niece who idolizes him. That is, until she discovers some terrible secrets lurking behind the dapper Uncle who seems to harbor a seething hatred of rich women. Wright and Cotten are in perfect synch with one another, creating a strange chemistry that will not soon be forgotten.
Little Rhoda, seemingly a paragon of childhood innocence, is really a deranged sociopath, whose trail of bodies includes children, drunks and the elderly. Director Mervyn LeRoy was known for his hard-boiled crime classics, and brings that sensibility to bear on this intense thriller about a child serial killer that was years ahead of its time.
Writers Leigh Brackett and William Faulkner turned Raymond Chandler's brooding crime novel into a screwball noir that was an instant classic. Bogart and Bacall's romance is the fuel for this fire, but it's easy to forget that the famously convoluted story hinges on the evil machinations of General Sternwood's daughter Carmen, a young, creepy, and utterly disturbing femme fatale whose nihilism is so chilling it's almost hard to watch.
Rfor strong sexual content, nudity and language.
Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
Relationships are complicated, and none more so than the one between Tracy Lord (Katherine Hepburn) and her former husband, C. K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant.) When the former is on the verge of becoming remarried to a bland shadow of her ex-husband, C. K., now a reporter for Spy magazine, crashes the wedding with fellow journalist Mike Connor (James Stewart, who won an Oscar for the role.) Midnight swims with the wrong man, drunkenness, and not one, but three potential grooms are a recipe for one of the greatest romantic screwball comedies of all-time.