NEW IN THEATRES...
* Edge of Darkness, Martin Campbell's violent revenge fantasy wastes good performances by Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, and a craggy Mel Gibson with poor pacing and a meandering plot.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* Chantal Akerman in the Seventies - Eclipse Series 19, a collection of the feminist director's work, tracking the emergence of her unique voice. (Also at Criterion Confessions)
* Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, a hilarious stand-up special by the Parks & Recreation star.
* Louis Armstrong: Good Evening Ev'rybody, a fantastic documentary/concert film of the performer near the end of his life.
* The Drummer, a solid Chinese drama from Kenneth Bi. Plus, a short Swedish animated film called Love & War.
* Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy, a wondrous three-disc set from the birth of Neorealism. (Also at Criterion Confessions)
* Weeds: Season 5, the ongoing dramedy with Mary-Louise Parker starts to regain its footing. But just barely.
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