NEW IN THEATRES...
* Made in Dagenham, starring Sally Hawkins as feminist strike leader in 1960s England. A feel-good movie you don't have to feel bad for liking. Plus, a great soundtrack.
* Tiny Furniture, a whiny indie comedy about being bored with privileges in upper class New York. Writer/director/star Lena Dunham shows promise, but this one is tough to sit through.
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
* The Cranes are Flying, a sweeping romance picture from 1950s Russia. One of my very favorite Criterion releases.
THIS WEEK IN DVD/BD REVIEWS...
* The Black Pirate, an entertaining silent adventure with Douglas Fairbanks. Relased in 1926, this is the oldest color film available on Blu-Ray.
* Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola's love story is a modern classic.
* The Mission, Roland Joffé's 1986 drama is kind of a stick in the mud despite fine performances from Robert DeNiro and Jeremy Irons as monks trying to bring Christianity to the rainforest.
* Soul Kitchen, intense German director Faith Akin tries his hand at comedy, yielding mixed results.
Current Soundtrack: Gorillaz, The Fall
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