Next Tuesday, the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, will wind up and deliver a screening of Ron Shelton’s 1988 film Bull Durham, as part of its monthly dinner-and-a-movie Date Night series. The comedy of hard-won wisdom, which Criterion will release next week in a brand-new edition, hunkers down with the single-A Durham Bulls for a roller-coaster season: a veteran catcher (Kevin Costner) gives a hotheaded pitching prospect (Tim Robbins) a crash course in on-the-mound makeup, while the Bulls’ number one fan, Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon), ropes them both into an off-the-field love triangle. A sharply written love story, a fond and irreverent tribute to America’s pastime, and a showcase for career-defining performances by its three stars, Shelton’s smash-hit directorial debut has long since taken its place of honor in the sports-film Hall of Fame.
An Antiwar Film for the Ages Returns to Theaters
Elem Klimov’s devastating chronicle of World War II, Come and See, is back on the big screen in a new restoration. Here’s what the critics have to say about this Soviet masterpiece.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.