NEW TO THEATRES...
* Le Havre, Aki Kauirsmäki's newest has a familiar quirkiness, and not necessarily in a nourishing way.
* The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of my Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby, a documentary as unwieldy as its title. Colby remains as much a mystery in the end as he was at the start.
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
Two by Luis Bunuel...
* Belle de Jour, a classic with Catherine Deneuve is now on Blu-Ray. (Also at DVD Talk.)
* The Exterminating Angel, a surreal critique of blind faith and class-based hubris.
* Sid and Nancy, Alex Cox's punk-rock biopic. (Also at DVD Talk.)
* Traffic, Steven Soderbergh's complex, entertaining drug drama. (Also at DVD Talk.)
THIS WEEK IN DVD/BD REVIEWS...
* The Big Country, a uniquely masculine western with Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston.
* The English Patient, a sweeping epic spanning two timelines, though the one with Juliette Binoche is better than the more famous romantic storyline.
* Film Socialisme, Godard's most recent intellectual puzzler.
* Love Story: If love is never having to say you're sorry, but I hated this movie, doesn't someone still owe me an apology?
* Outrage: Way of the Yakuza, Takeshi Kitano enacting a bloody chess game with all the boredom of real chess.
* The Piano, Jane Campion's literary romance, starring Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, and a young Anna Paquin. (Get prepared to feel a little creepy, True Blood fans!)
Current Soundtrack: The Colbert Report, special guest Terry Gross
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