In Cinemas: February 3, 2017 — Carbon Arc is back with Little Men, The Comedian, Jackie, Rings, The Space Between Us, Flashback Film Festival, Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back

Just a heads up… with Valentine’s Day a little less than two weeks away, we’ve got a Valentine’s Day aka Date Night collection of movie reviews right here on Flaw In The Iris. Maybe it’ll give you some ideas of movies to watch with your sweetie (and movies to miss).


Go here, or click on #ValentineMovies on the menu bar.

The winter season of Carbon Arc begins on Friday night with Little Men, a new film from New York filmmaker Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange) starring Jennifer Ehle and Greg Kinnear. It’s about the friendship between two boys that gets tested when their parents quarrel over business. For more on the schedule of Friday (and occasional Saturday) night films—the best international cinema and documentaries we could get our hands on—at Carbon Arc go here.

Also opening is a film called The Comedian, In it, Robert De Niro justifies his career move into comedy and films like Bad Grandpa. Maybe.  Also starring Harvey Keitel. (Mean Streets reunion!)

Finally, almost six weeks since it opened in Toronto, we’re getting to see Jackie, the Academy Award-nominated drama starring Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy. It’s very much worth your time. Here’s my review.

First there was the Japanese horror, Ringu. Then the American remake, Ring, and sequel. And now it’s back, as Rings.

The Space Between Us looks like a weird cross between Tomorrowland and The Martian. You know, for kids!

Also this weekend is the Flashback Film Festival, formerly the Digital Film Festival, at Park Lane. The picks are all excellent, without being terribly imaginative. But if you’ve never seen HeatPulp Fiction, The Fifth Element, Blood Simple, or Blade Runner: The Final Cut on the big screen, this is your chance. Go here for the full list of movies.

Also out at Bayers Lake is a Chinese fantasy blockbuster, which looks pretty amazing, actually. Check out the trailer for Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back. 

About the author


Carsten Knox is a massive, cheese-eating nerd. In the day he works as a journalist in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At night he stares out at the rain-slick streets, watches movies, and writes about what he's seeing.