Other movies I reviewed over the last month...
* All Good Things, a true-ish crime story that is fine despite its distanced point of view.
* Another Year, Mike Leigh's incisive take on the ups and downs of a year in the life of a particular group of friends.
* Biutiful, Javier Bardem is here to help, but Alejandro González Iñárritu's movie is still absolutely dreadful.
* The Green Hornet, the odd pairing of Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen gives us too much and yet not enough.
* The Illusionist, Sylvain Chomet's charming, bittersweet animated adaptation of Jacques Tati.
* On the Bowery, Lionel Rogosin's 1957 Neorealist look at life on skid row.
* Backdraft, examining my past enjoyment of Ron Howard movies by watching the BD of the movie that started it all going wrong.
* The Color Purple, Steven Spielberg's unlikely adaptation of Alice Walker is still surprisingly effective.
* Inspector Bellamy, the final film from Claude Chabrol feels strangely unfinished. Starring Gerard Depardieu.
* Last Train Home, a heartbreaking documentary about a family of migrant workers in China.
* Red Hill, a modern western from Australia, starring the guy who plays Jason Stackhouse on True Blood as a city sheriff stuck in a small-town revenge plot.
Speaking of True Blood...
* The Romantics, Anna Paquin shines next to a bunch of TV refugees doing their best with an underdeveloped script.
* Welcome to the Rileys, a middling indie drama given significant heft by accomplished performances from James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo. (Not so fast, Kristen Stewart...)
* A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop, Zhang Yimou's remake of Blood Simple is now on DVD.