NEW IN THEATRES...
* Take Shelter, the movie where Michael Shannon goes crazy and the world seemingly follows his lead.
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
* Harakiri, Masaki Kobayashi's stunning 1962 film starring Tatsuya Nakadai as a samurai with a dark plan.
* Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Pasolini's notorious ode to human cruelty and degradation. (Also at DVD Talk.)
THIS WEEK IN DVD/BD REVIEWS...
* Bad Teacher: Unrated Edition, a superb cast can't prevent this from being one of the least funny movies you'll see this (or any) year.
* Buster Keaton - Short Films Collection: 1920-1923, 19 comedy gems on three discs.
* His Way, a breezy documentary about music promoter/movie producer Jerry Weintraub.
* Great Italian Directors Collection, a boxed set of three films, including the first by Antonioni, a mid-60s Monicelli, and the anthology film Boccaccio '70.
Current Soundtrack: The Joy Formidable, The Big More
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