The ideal movies to see at Grand Illusion's jewel-box theater are old (the small screen is best suited to films with squareish aspect ratios, common during the 1950s and before) and slightly seedy (it's the Upper Ave). Bingo: a program of rarely seen films by B-movie specialist Phil Karlson, with mob operatives, a Korean War vet suffering from a traumatic brain injury, and—in Five Against the House—an early role for Vertigo's Kim Novak. (Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St, 523-3935. Five Against the House at 7 pm, The Brothers Rico at 9 pm, $5–$8.)