THIS WEEK IN THEATRES...
* My Kid Could Paint That, an excellent documentary about a child painter that raises questions about what qualifies as art, who gets to judge, and whether or not the whole thing is a scam, anyway.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* Black Sheep, a ridiculous but fun horror comedy from New Zealand. It's about marauding vampire sheep, so it's hard to lose with a concept like that. Just wish it had been a little funnier, maybe a little scarier. Something.
* Breathless - Criterion Collection, a fantastic new two-DVD set of Jean-Luc Godard's groundbreaking debut.
* Carlos Saura's Flamenco Trilogy - Eclipse Series 6, collecting the Spanish director's triptych exploring dance and the way it's performed, both in fictional and non-fictional shells.
* Days of Heaven - Criterion Collection, Terrence Malick's truly remarkable potboiler poetry on a disc worthy of its magnificent reputation.
* Entourage - Season Three, Part 2, the conclusion to the show's extended outing puts the series back on track with a solid clutch of episodes.
* October Road - The Complete First Season, an abysmal pilot about a novelist returning to the hometown he savaged in his fiction somehow turns into a series I ended up liking in spite of myself. What the hell--?!
And just to prove that not all the mail I get is mean and spiteful, I got a nice letter from a reader last week:
I read your review of 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' and...
Thank you! I cannot believe the mediocre reviews this film is getting from the majority of the critics. I actually went in thinking it might not be that great, but it was. And then some. I absolutely loved it. And not just because I'm a huge fan of the original. Like you said, it truly felt like the original. I'm no film snob, I like and will watch anything. But this film was amazing IMO. I applaud your review.
Not everyone thinks I'm a moron, as it turns out. Though give Rob time. He'll come around.
Current Soundtrack: My Life Story, b-sides to "It's a Girl Thing" and "Empire Line"
Current Mood: apathetic
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