Tuesday, March 31, 2009



* Che--less a full review, more of a brief recount of the experience and the day, including meeting Steven Soderberg.

* The Great Buck Howard loses a bravura John Malkovich performance in an overly genial script.

* I Love You, Man, a gut-busting bromance with stand-out performances by Jason Segel and Paul Rudd.

* Watchmen--as in, man, are you going to be looking at your watch. A lot.


* Elegy, the recent Philip Roth adaptation with Sir Ben Kingsley and Penelope Cruz.

* Max Fleischer's Gulliver's Travels, the classic cartoon gets a fishy remastering.

* L'Innocente, the final film of Luchino Visconti is a steamy winner.

* The Kaiser's Lackey, a 1950s East German satire that has lost some of its bite over the years, thought it still retains its artistic vigor.

* Paul Newman X 2: The Helen Morgan Story, a fairly average biopic about a doomed singer, and The Outrage, Martin Ritt's perplexing remake of Rashomon.

* The Robe, the overwrought, overripe religious picture is only really notable for being the first studio production released in Cinemascope.

* The Romance of Astrea & Celadon, an Eric Rohmer period piece that gets stuck up its own class.

* The Scarlett Johansson Collection, collecting three more indie-minded movies featuring the actress.

* Yentl, the Babra Streisand musical is a real eye-opener.

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