NEW IN THEATRES...
* Chloe, a Skinimax flick wearing the lingerie of high art. I wasn't fooled. Which is amazing, because I'm easily distracted by boobs.
* Greenberg, an emotional suckerpunch of a movie from Noah Baumbach, who pulls an amazing performance out of Ben Stiller. I love this movie so much, and it only gets better the longer it sits in my brain.
Check out Jason Bailey's rundown of the critical controversy surrounding Greenberg (including some words from me in the comments).
* Hot Tub Time Machine - Not a comedy, but a Republican fantasy about going back in time to the Reagan era and then returning to the modern world to discover your actions in the past caused the victory of Capitalism. Also, lots of boobs. More failure for boobs this week. The world has gone crazy!!!
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
* The Lady Eve, the always wonderful screwball rom-com from the great Preston Sturges.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* Ciao, an indie film searching for love in the midst of loss. Flawed, but shows great potential.
* Dillinger is Dead - Criterion Collection, in which myself and Marco Ferreri square off for a third time. I declare a draw. 1960s experimentalism working only to a minor degree. Hey, anyone ever notice this is like a male version of Jeanne Dielman? (Also at Criterion Confessions.)
* An Education, one of my favorites of 2009 is now on DVD. A wonderful character study that brings early 1960s London to life.
* Evangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone, an empty reboot of the popular anime. Pretty, but the script is rushed.
* Fantastic Mr. Fox, the irresistible stop-motion animated movie from Wes Anderson. Well, you could resist it, but why would you hate yourself that much?
* More Than This: The Story of Roxy Music, not the most comprehensive Roxy documentary, to be sure, but I liked it.
* Paris, in which Cédric Klapisch bites off more than he can chew trying to portray a whole city. A fine performance by Juliette Binoche makes it watchable, though.
* Young Sherlock Holmes, repacking an old childhood favorite. I find the movie holds up.
Current Soundtrack: Goldfrapp, Head First; Frigthened Rabbit, The Midnight Organ Fight ($5.00 download!)
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