Fortunately, we have a few other good movies opening today. Steven Soderbergh's Bubble is debuting on video this week at the same time as it opens in theaters, but if you're going to see it at all, I recommend the big screen experience. I think it's his best film since The Limey.
Michael Haneke's amazing Cache (a.k.a. Hidden) is a critically acclaimed puzzler of a movie that may upset those looking for closure and resolution. It won the San Francisco Film Critics Circle prize for Best Foreign Language Film just last month.
And Emma Thompson's Nanny McPhee is surprising many people. After a series of terrible trailers filled with CGI babies and animals, it actually turns out to be a charmer. It's not terribly original, but it's fun.
Finally, The Real Dirt on Farmer John is one of those acclaimed documentaries that's supposed to be good for you, and it's meant to look like a lot of fun, but it's really a serious downer.
I only had time for one DVD this week, but it's a good one: Hou Hsiao-hsien's Cafe Lumiere, a masterpiece that never received distribution here in the Bay Area. It's Hou's tribute to Yasujiro Ozu, shot in Japan with lots of clotheslines and trains. Like all Hou films, it's slow and somewhat plotless but endlessly, deliriously poetic.
|:: posted by Jeffrey M. Anderson, 1/26/2006|| Comments (0)|
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