THIS WEEK IN THEATRES...
* Stoker, the weird, creepy, baffling English-language debut from Oldboy director Park Chan-wook.
* And in my Oregonian column: the documentaries A Place at the Table, about food distribution and poverty, and Turning, featuring a special performance piece by Antony & the Johnsons. Plus, Yossi, a sequel to the Israeli gay-themed love story Yossi & Jagger, picking up ten years after the events in the first film.
UPDATED TO CRITERION CONFESSIONS...
* Badlands, the ever-stunning debut from Terrence Malick is even moreso in high-def. (Also at DVD Talk.)
* Diary of a Chambermaid, the 1964 French film with Jeanne Moreau, directed by Spanish surrealist Luis Buñuel. Reviewed as a companion piece to my DVD Talk review of the 1946 Jean Renoir version.
THIS WEEK IN BD/DVD REVIEWS...
* Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, a documentary about the legendary fashion editor, whose career spanned half a century.
* For Ellen, the third film from So Yong Kim is as emotionally wrought as her others, but lacking certain connections. Starring Paul Dano.
* Strangers in the Night, a middling early career melodrama from Anthony Mann.
Current Soundtrack: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, "Jubilee Street;" Lulu James, "Closer"