The Week in Arts: An End to ‘The Affair’; A Lincoln Center Horror Show


Aug. 16-21; filmlinc.org

Now in its 12th year, the Scary Movies festival at Film at Lincoln Center still oozes blood and guts.

The lineup presents some of the most gruesome cinema from the past months, including the director’s cut of Ari Aster’s “Midsommar,” with nearly 30 bonus minutes of Aster’s Swedish hellscape. There’s also a “Terrible Bears” double bill with a 40th-anniversary screening of John Frankenheimer’s “Prophecy,” about waste mismanagement in the Maine woods, and William Girdler’s “Grizzly” and its 18-foot prehistoric beast; Alistair Banks Griffin’s “The Wolf Hour,” starring Naomi Watts as an agoraphobic writer holed up during the Summer of Sam; and Soren Juul Petersen’s “Finale,” about night-shift employees at a remote convenience store where it’s not just the security cameras watching.

Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett’s “Ready or Not” closes out the frights, with Samara Weaving as the bride of a board-game scion who, hewing to family tradition, has to play to the death on her wedding night. Weaving will be on hand for a Q. and A. with the directors, as will Andie MacDowell, who plays the mother-in-law out to get her. KATHRYN SHATTUCK

Languid and spare, these songs are a far cry from the lo-fi noise music Callahan made early in his career, back when he performed under the moniker Smog. On Thursday, he’s set to perform a selection of them at Manhattan’s Webster Hall. OLIVIA HORN

The story line also leaps forward in time; Anna Paquin joins the cast as Joanie, the now-adult daughter of Alison and Cole working as a coastal engineer in a sodden world decades into the future. When a job takes her to Montauk, the starting point for this whole sordid mess, she decides to uncover what really happened to her mother. Was it suicide? Murder? We’re dying to know as well. KATHRYN SHATTUCK



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