On the edge of your seat in some dark movie
Can you memorize the scenes
They'll be different next week"
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
This week's reviews written specifically for the site are:
* Jubilee, Derek Jarman's hybrid of a punk documentary and a post-apocalyptic nightmare.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* Delicatessen: Special Edition, a straight-up reissue of the Jean-Pierre Jeunet dark comedy from 1991.
* The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya: Complete Collection, a metafictional anime about a strange girl who doesn't just think she's the center of the universe, but really is. Like the female version of FLCL.
* Moontide, in which Jean Gabin washes ashore in Hollywood to find Ida Lupino, only to make a so-so thriller with her.
* Pete Kelly's Blues, a stiff Jack Webb vehicle elevated by appearances by Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee.
* Road House, a mullet-free 1948 noir with fantastic performances by Ida Lupino and Richard Widmark. If you've seen the Swayze movie and not this one, you're what's wrong with with this country. 'm just sayin'.
* Twenty-Four Eyes - Criterion Collection, a lovely Japanese drama following the lives of one teacher and the first class she taught, starting in the late 1920s and continuing through WWII. (Also at Criterion Confessions.)
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And a meme...
>Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test...
Edward D. Wood, Jr.
Your film will be 49% romantic, 22% comedy, 34% complex plot, and a $ 33 million budget.
Current Soundtrack: Bloc Party, Intimacy (digital version)
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