NEW IN THEATRES...
* Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, a riveting documentary about the legendary hiphop innovators.
* A Little Help, an indie also-ran starring Jenna Fischer that only just begins to touch on its deeper topics.
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
* Beauty & the Beast, a gorgeous new edition of Jean Cocteau's definitive telling of the classic fairy tale. (Also at DVD Talk.)
* Raffaelo Matarazzo's Runaway Melodramas, an Eclipse set collecting four movies from the little-known Italian filmmaker. (Also at DVD Talk.)
THIS WEEK IN DVD/BD REVIEWS...
* Phaedra, Jules Dassin takes on Euripides, bringing Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins along for the tragedy.
* The Reluctant Saint, Maximilian Schell as the Flying Friar in Edward Dmytryk's religious drama.
Current Soundtrack: Mid-school hip-hop over at the Confessions of a Pop Fan room on Turntable.Fm
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