* Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino's amazing WWII movie. I've got a few complaints, but it's really an astonishing filmgoing experience. I loved it!
* Thirst, Park Chan-wook's vampire flick, is too long and often too slow, but some cool ideas, story twists, and a great performance by Kim Ok-vin in the female lead still make it worth seeing.
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
* Chungking Express/Fallen Angels, a double-dose of Wong Kar-Wai.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* 2X Catherine Deneuve: An excellent modern drama, Après Lui, and a terrible 1970s "satire," Marco Ferreri's Don't Touch the White Woman
* Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles - Criterion Collection, a remarkable "day in the life" style picture about a woman whose life slowly unravels. A difficult film to describe in a short space. It's just something you have to watch. (Also at Criterion Confessions.)
* Pete's Dragon: High-Flying Edition, an old Disney musical that is pretty predictable, but still entertaining. Plus, you know, animated dragons are hep.
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