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Friday, April 07, 2006

New Movie & DVD Reviews from Jeffrey M. Anderson and Combustible Celluloid
Are we entering some kind of Renaissance here? With Brick, we have the fifth really good movie of 2006, or sixth if you want to count Terrence Malick's The New World. (I'm also counting Hou Hsiao-hsien's great Three Times, which is screening at festivals and slated for a release in the fall.) It's all relative, I guess, if you juxtapose that with the 90 movies I've actually seen so far and the 15 movies that have been withheld from the press (including this week's Phat Girlz and The Benchwarmers.)

I did not get a chance to see Take the Lead or Friends with Money, either because of scheduling conflicts or because of the fact that life's too short.

Otherwise, we have Caveh Zahedi's I Am a Sex Addict, opening exclusively in San Francisco, the disappointing new film by the brothers Dardenne, L'Enfant, which won last year's Palme d'Or, and finally the latest in a 12 year-series of Tarantino knockoffs, Lucky Number Slevin, which only makes Brick look that much better.

Additionally, I had a very good sit-down with Brick star Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

In new DVDs, the high point is probably Anchor Bay's re-release of the British gangster classic The Long Good Friday, even though the Criterion version is still in print. Otherwise we have: Action: The Complete Series, from Sony; Jiri Menzel's Capricious Summer, from Facets; Marc Forster's crap thriller Stay (what's up with Ewan McGregor's pants?); and the director's cut of Peter Bogdanovich's The Thing Called Love, from Paramount.
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