L I M I T E D
Control -oh Joy Division *sniffle*
Lars and the Real Girl -Talented Ryan Gosling loves Bianca, a sex doll. Wonderful Emily Mortimer is concerned. Perfect Patty Clarkson says we should humor him: doctor's orders. And when Patty speaks, I listen. So I'll be humoring Ryan this weekend. And you?
Sleuth -Michael Caine returns to one of his earliest hits but plays the other role in this two hander. Jude Law, who previously reworked Caine's signature Alfie role, takes over the Michael Caine role opposite Michael Caine himself. Somewhere Todd Haynes and Charlie Kauffman are smiling
Terror's Advocate -Barbet Schroeder's new documentary on Jacques Vergés the French lawyer who defends terrorists
W I D E
Elizabeth: The Golden Age - I trashed it in my review but even so... if you love way over the top costume epics (and you probably do) it's a must see for the eye candy and overkill alone. One interesting note that few are talking about: Can Cate sell a movie? More on that topic if you're interested
The Final Season -an inspirational sports drama. god they make a lot of those
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? Why does this man always get his name in his own titles? Let's not make this a trend. Could you imagine...
Tony Gilroy's Michael Clayton -It opened in very limited release last week but it's fully wide now. "The Truth Can Be Adjusted" and so can this film's Oscar prospects after playing for the public. Let's see how it fares
James Gray's We Own the Night -Opening on 2,216 more screens than James Gray's The Yards ever got to despite the same director and male principals (Joaquin Phoenix & Mark Wahlberg). I guess that's the difference between Harvey Weinstein distributing you in 2000 versus Columbia Pictures (i.e. SONY) distributing you in 2007. That and its twin star risings during the intervening years
A N D
Two of the most divisive, best and longest films of 2007 just got easier to see. Ang Lee's Lust, Caution and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford by the Director Andrew Dominik have added several cities to their nearly simultaneous creeping platform journey. Together they'll suck up 5 hours and 28 minutes of your time --but that time will be well-spent.