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Though the sun is shining outside, a dark and brooding fog has settled inside SIFF Cinema as the NOIR CITY: LUST AND LARCENY series begins. Tonight's opening double feature is Andre de Toth's PITFALL (1948) and a brand new 35mm print of LARCENY (1948) starring John Payne, Dan Duryea and Shelley Winters. Please read noted noir enthusiast (and former Scarecrow staffer) Sean Axmaker's excellent series overview in The Stranger. Over at Northwest Film Forum, there's HOME, a dark comedy about a family living happily isolated on a remote stretch of country road whose lives are thrown into a paranoid chaos when their street turns into a heavily trafficked thoroughfare. If you need any incentive to see this film, we offer two words: Isabelle Huppert. Central Cinema has THE USUAL SUSPECTS (recommended as part of an ongoing birthday celebration for Pete Postlethwaite, who turned 64 on Tuesday), the BEARD & 'STACHE MOVIE NIGHT on Sunday (read more about their philanthropic follicle follies here); and on Monday BADMOVIEART returns with THE BODYGUARD. The four year search for the reincarnation of a Tibetan master is chronicled in UNMISTAKEN CHILD, playing this weekend down the street from us at Grand Illusion Cinema. Check out this review from its short run in town after playing at SIFF. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: RE-ANIMATED makes an encore appearance in the GI's Late Night spot as well. If you're looking to make a more informed decision in the office Oscar pool, head to The Varsity for their screenings of the live action and animated short films nominated this year. And if you're all caught up on this year's Academy Award nominated films, get a jump on next year's potential nominees with Martin Scorsese's SHUTTER ISLAND. This is also the last weekend for you to head into the store and enter to win tickets to the TRAILER PARK BOYS live show at the Moore on Sunday, February 28th. Look for the big entry box on our front counter (and check out their film TRAILER PARK BOYS: COUNTDOWN TO LIQUOR DAY while you're at it). Whatever you choose to view when the spring sun sets, enjoy.

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