THIS WEEK IN THEATRES...
* The Orphanage, a chilly new ghost story straight outta Spain.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* An Affair to Remember - 50th Anniversary Edition, the Debora Kerr/Cary Grant vehicle that just gets better with age.
* Essentials Director Series - Jean-Luc Godard, a box collecting four previously released Godard DVDs, three from his early career and his most recent commercially available effort, Notre Musique.
* Essentials Director Series - Pedro Almodovar, a less-satisfying coupling of two of Pedro's transitional efforts.
* I Am Cuba - The Ultimate Edition, Mikhail Kalatozov's revolutionary visual poem given a new three-disc set. You must get this!
* The Naked Prey - Criterion Collection, a mid-60s on-the-run movie from a little-known Hollywood auteur. (Also at Criterion Confessions.)
* Ocean's Trilogy, a box with all three of Steven Soderbergh's stylish heist films.
* Ping Pong, the satisfying live-action adaptation of the Taiyo Matsumoto manga about table tennis.
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
This week's reviews written specifically for the site are:
* Ace in the Hole, Billy Wilder's scintillating critique of the media and the people who consume it. Kirk Douglas is manic and amazing, and the film still has bite more than fifty years later.
* Notorious finds Cary Grant romancing Ingrid Bergman under the tutelage of Alfred Hitchcock in a dark romance full of Nazi-smashing intrigue.
Current Soundtrack: The Automatic, Not Accepted Anywhere
Current Mood: ...
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