Mon, 14 November 2011
Paul and Heather experience strong feelings of liberty, equality, and fraternity as they review the new Criterion edition of Krzysztof Kieslowski's early-’90s arthouse landmark THE THREE COLORS TRILOGY: BLUE, starring Juliette Binoche; WHITE, starring Julie Delpy; and RED, starring Irène Jacob. Plus: mini-reviews of Seijun Suzuki's whacked-out yakuza flick YOUTH OF THE BEAST and the third season of IN TREATMENT, even more DOWNTON ABBEY talk, and the usual roundup of the week's other most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.
Mon, 7 November 2011
Paul and Heather examine two movies about storybook romances featuring take-charge women: Errol Morris' lively truth-is-stranger-than-fiction documentary TABLOID, and Catherine Breillat's subversive fairytale adaptation THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. Plus: Heather contributes a mini-review of WAIT UNTIL DARK (and admits to a lifelong inability to understand what the big deal is with Audrey Hepburn), Paul reports on his recent viewings of Monte Hellman's ROAD TO NOWHERE and the BBC period drama DOWNTON ABBEY, and we both round up the week's other most noteworthy new DVDs and Blu-Rays.