THIS WEEK IN THEATRES...
* Boarding Gate, Eurotrash from Olivier Assayas with a boring Asia Argento trying to act like she's tough and alluring.
* Shine a Light, where Martin Scorsese meets the Rolling Stones to create an IMAX concert experience.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* Blast of Silence - Criterion Collection, Allen Baron's forgotten noir comes to a new generation. A 1960s independent effort, in both how it is made and the story it tells. Check the cool Sean Phillips comic book cover. (Also at Criterion Confessions.)
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
This week's reviews written specifically for the site are:
* Naked Lunch, the cinematic boxing match between David Cronenberg and William S. Burroughs, along with some personal asides from me.
My other reviews there have sadder reasons for being. The actor Richard Widmark died last week, so I reviewed Pickup on South Street and Night & the City as a tribute to his work. Then, two days later, the news broke that the director of Night & the City, Jules Dassin, also passed away. So, I reviewed Rififi to go along with the first piece. If you're not familiar with these gentleman, now is the time to get wise.
Current Soundtrack: Brian Eno, Discreet Music
Current Mood: what?
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