Colette movie poster

Once again, Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, the writing/directing team that brought us The Last of Robin Hood, find delight in giving audiences a biographical glimpse into the lives of a publicly scandalous pair — in this case, ghostwriter, androgynous fashion plate, and all-around feminist icon Colette (Keira Knightley) and her willfully puffed up husband Willy (Dominic West). To paraphrase the arrogant blighter, “Bad cinema is like dentistry; you have to stay in your seat until the damn thing is over.” Happily, there’s no pain to be gained from watching this sumptuously designed and mounted romance. Cinematographer Giles Nuttgens’ use of highly-reflective surfaces is a revelation, and Thomas Adès’ lush score hits a melodramatic high note. The level of wit being what it is, an accidental fart in front of his bride gets punctuated by Willy’s declaration, “Intimacy in all its savage abandon, my darling!” Look upon this as a reward to those who suffered through The Wife. 2018.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, October 15

3:25pm, 7:20pm, 9:00pm

Tuesday, October 16

10:45am, 12:50pm, 3:25pm, 7:20pm, 9:00pm

Wednesday, October 17

3:25pm, 9:00pm

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Monday, October 15

5:10pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Tuesday, October 16

9:45am, 12:15pm, 2:40pm, 5:10pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Wednesday, October 17

11:00am, 2:40pm, 5:10pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Thursday, October 18

9:45am, 12:15pm, 2:40pm, 5:10pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Monday, October 15

4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, October 16

1:15pm, 4:00pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, October 17

1:15pm, 4:00pm, 10:00pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Monday, October 15

6:15pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, October 16

11:35am, 2:40pm, 6:15pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, October 17

11:35am, 2:40pm, 6:15pm, 9:15pm

Thursday, October 18

11:35am, 2:40pm, 6:15pm, 9:15pm

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 619-298-2904 | Directions

Monday, October 15

4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Tuesday, October 16

1:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Wednesday, October 17

1:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Thursday, October 18

1:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Monday, October 15

3:30pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Tuesday, October 16

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Wednesday, October 17

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Thursday, October 18

12:30pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

Wednesday, October 17

10:05am, 12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm, 10:45pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Monday, October 15

4:15pm, 7:25pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, October 16

1:20pm, 4:15pm, 7:25pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, October 17

1:20pm, 4:15pm, 7:25pm, 10:15pm

Thursday, October 18

1:20pm, 4:15pm, 7:25pm, 10:15pm

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