Otherwise, we have one other very good movie, a brilliant, vicious satire, Thank You for Smoking. Director Wim Wenders returns with a modest, yet sometimes lovely, failure, Don't Come Knocking. Asia Argento's powerful, punk-rock film The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things is not for every taste, and Sorry, Haters isn't really for any taste.
I also had a very interesting chat with Wim Wenders.
In new DVDs, the wonderful Capote (Sony Pictures Classics) streets this week; it's one of only two Oscar winners that I really liked. The Criterion Collection blesses us with a new Kind Hearts and Coronets, one of the greatest comedies ever made. And I've been enjoying the heck out of The Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection (MGM/UA). Just in time for Easter, Paramount has spruced up The Ten Commandments: 50th Anniversary Edition, now with a third bonus disc containing DeMille's 1923 silent version. The Squid and the Whale (Sony) was one of 2005's smartest, non-messagey films, and Keane was one of its most underrated.
If anyone cares, Dear Wendy, Derailed, Get Rich or Die Tryin' and Paradise Now were also released.
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