* 56 Up, another seven years in the life of Michael Apted's groundbreaking documentary series.
* Amour, Michael Haneke's drama of old age. Reserved and emotionally powerful.
* Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunter. I'm a sucker for Gemma Arterton so I went to see her as Gretel, and now I'm a sucker for this movie.
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* Empire of Passion, in honor of Nagisa Oshima's passing, I watched one of his most famous movies. And it turned out to be my favorite of his.
THIS WEEK IN BD/DVD REVIEWS...
* 5 Broken Cameras, the Oscar-nominated documentary made from one Palestinian man's personal video diary.
* Dangerous Liaisons, a 2012 Chinese update of the French novel, transplanting it to Shanghai in the 1930s and starring Zhang Ziyi and Cecilia Cheung.
* Indiscreet, the Stanley Donen romance film reteaming Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman appears to be geting better with age.
* Mrs. Miniver, sincere propaganda done as a moving drama by William Wyler, buoyed by an understanding performance from Greer Garson.
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