Cranky Hanke’s Weekly Reeler May 4-10: Remember Captain America (Like you could forget)

In Theaters. All right. Here it is. Summer is “officially” here according to Hollywood. (I could swear it was “officially” here once already this spring, but I guess that was a test case.) Here we have the movie that’s so big that not only does nothing — apart from a single lonely art title locally […]


Cranky Hanke’s Weekly Reeler February 23-March: 1 Triple Eagle Son of Egypt & the World

In Theaters. Three mainstream titles and two art ones head our way this week. I can’t honestly say it’s the most exciting-looking week I’ve ever seen, but neither is it the worst. I suppose there’s something to be said for a weekend that doesn’t actively make you want to hide behind the sofa till the […]


Cranky Hanke’s Weekly Reeler March 30-April 5: I Saw God’s Eye in the Sky — Plus AFS news

In Theaters.  There’s nothing terribly exciting this week, but after last week’s mammoth blockbuster of Batman v Superman — not to mention the local art semi-blockbuster of Hello, My Name Is Doris — you almost have to expect a slump, especially since neither of those are likely to go away any time soon. But we […]


Cranky Hanke’s Weekly Reeler April 6-12: The Hardcore Demolition Midnight Boss of Gold

In Theaters. Despite the not insignificant tumble Batman v Superman took in its second week, the mainstream fare remains on the lackluster side this week with only two new titles in that column, neither of which are particularly high-end. On the other hand, the art side of things is looking pretty good with no less […]


Cranky Hanke’s Weekly Reeler March 16-22: The Divergent Creative Embrace of the Bronze Serpent from Heaven

In Theaters. This week we get one theoretically “big picture,” one specialty mainstream movie and three art titles, one of which seems to be already written off judging by its limited showtimes. However you look at it, that means five new movies hit town this week. Actually, the way last week shook out in terms […]


Cranky Hanke’s Weekly Reeler January 27-February 2: Finest Fifty Shades of Nominated Panda

In Theaters.  You know things are looking grim when the most promising mainstream release of the week is the third film in an animated series. OK, we do get the Oscar nominated short films, so that’s something, but we are clearly still in the winter of our discontent — again. Next week promises to be […]