I'm posting a little early this week due to Comic Con, the main feature I reviewed is already in some theatres, and because a lot of the discs I reviewed are out today.
* Tetro, the new Francis Ford Coppola effort is written and directed by the maestro. Gorgeous to look at, but overambitious and frustratingly empty.
It opens in Portland at Living Room Theaters this week.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* The Diary of Anne Frank: 50th Anniversary Edition proves that just because something is a classic, doesn't mean it's great.
* Grey Gardens (2009), the dramatic adaptation of the 1970s documentary is pretty good and definitely better than expected. Starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, both turning in exceptional performances.
* Two from Jean-Luc Godard and the Criterion Collection: Made in U.S.A. and 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, the transitional mid-60s films that show the director's shift into more polemic filmmaking. (Also at Criterion Confessions.)
* Wolverine & the X-Men: Deadly Enemies, the second volume from the recent cartoon series, collecting five episodes.
Current Soundtrack: James, Hey Ma
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