NEW IN THEATRES/UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
A double dose of Akira Kurosawa this week, including a theatrical reissue!
* Ran, the master's 1985 take on King Lear is restored with a brand new print on its 25th birthday. Cinema 21 has it for a week starting tomorrow, so Portlanders should clear their calendars.
* Sanjuro, the sequel to Yojimbo continues the adventures of Toshiro Mifune's nameless samurai. (Not in theatres, get the DVD.)
NEW IN THEATRES...
* The Runaways, a mostly rockin' music biopic about the first all-girl rock band.
THIS WEEK IN DVD REVIEWS...
* The Imaginarium of Dr. Paranassus, the new film from Terry Gilliam, featuring Heath Ledger's last performance. I found it a lot smoother on second viewing, though still not Gilliam's best.
* The Italian Straw Hat, a 1927 silent farce from Rene Clair.
Current Soundtrack: MGMT, Congratulations (stream)
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