NEW IN THEATRES...
* Compliance, dramatizing real-life events about extreme prank calls made on fast food restaurants and their employees, a film to test your ethical fortitude.
* The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's latest bid for a slot amongst the American classics of the 1970s. I'd say he got there.
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS:
* Osaka Elegy/Sisters of the Gion, the first two films in the Eclipse boxed set Kenji Mizoguchi's Fallen Women
* Quadrophenia, the Who's best album turned to cinematic fiction.
THIS WEEK IN BD/DVD REVIEWS...
* Battle Circus, a 1950s Korean War movie in which Humphrey Bogart, I kid you not, provides the template for Hawkeye Pierce.
* Bored to Death: The Complete Third Season is unfortunately also the last of this literary comedy with Jason Schwartzman.
* Damsels in Distress, Whit Stillman's return to cinema proves he is as charming and anachronistic as ever. Plus, Greta Gerwig!
* Korczak, Andrzej Wajda's devastating drama about a doctor in the Warsaw ghetto in WWII.
* The Loved Ones. Inventing a new genre: torture prom. Absolute trash.
* Macbeth, Orson Welles' skewed version of Shakespeare finally makes it to DVD.
* Pursued, an excellent melding of western and romance starring an appropriately fatalistic Robert Mitchum.
* Secret Beyond the Door, in which Fritz Lang attempts to do a cover version of Hitchcock's Rebecca.
* Young Justice: Season One, Part Two, the second half of the first season of this awesome cartoon series showcasing DC Comics' teenage superheroes.
Current Soundtrack: No Doubt, "Settle Down"
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