UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
This week's reviews written specifically for the site are:
* Au revoir les enfants, Louis Malle's movie drawing on his own childhood, showing the friendship between two boys at a Catholic school in Nazi-occupied France. One of the boys is harboring a secret, and the two become friends as that secret is exposed.
* Jimi Plays Monterey & Shake! Otis at Monterey, a double dose of performances from the Monterey Pop Festival.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad - The Complete Series, a rock 'n' roll anime with a great attention to detail and a story about fulfilling one's dreams.
* The Big Lebowski: 10th Anniversary Edition. The Dude abides.
* Gossip Girl - The Complete First Season, representing my new addiction. Horny rich kids are so much fun!
* I Got the Feelin': James Brown in the '60s, a three-disc set, featuring two concerts and a documentary about Brown's show in Boston following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King.
* Satantango, Bela Tarr's seven-hour masterpiece is a riveting human tragedy. Not the greatest DVD in the world, but the movie transcends all.
* Turn the River, actor Chris Eigeman makes his directorial debut with a respectable indie drama about a pool hustler trying to win back custody of her son. Starring Famke Janssen.
Current Soundtrack: Oasis, "The Shock of the Lightning/Falling Down (The Chemical Brothers Remix);" Mogwai, The Hawk Is Howling
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