Thursday, March 31, 2011
SIDELINE: MORE REVIEWS FOR 3/11
* The Adjustment Bureau, in which Matt Damon and Emily Blunt get entangled in a mind-warped romance. My original headline was "Like The Notebook for boys...or maybe Inception for girls?" but, you know, girls like Inception.
* Jane Eyre, yeah, yeah, Jane and Rochester really love each other. I get it. Wake me when it's over...
* Monogamy, an intriguing movie about love, relationships, obsession, growing up. You know, same old thing. Starring Chris Messina and Rashida Jones.
* The Other Woman, in which Natalie Portman gets really, really sad. Really.
* Paul, the new Simon Pegg/Nick Frost comedy takes on sci-fi as the genre of choice, and though it's funny, you will miss Edgar Wright.
* Source Code, Jake Gyllenhaal goes back in time eight minutes to stop a bomb plot--over and over until he gets it right--in the new film from Moon's Duncan Jones.
* Around a Small Mountain, a self-important dud from Jacques Rivette, starring Jane Birkin and some Italian guy.
* I Clowns, Federico Fellini's playful early '70s documentary about...well, clowns!
* A Film Unfinished, a haunting documentary piecing together a lost Nazi propaganda film shot in the Polish ghetto.
* Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, a wonderful documentary introduction to the fascinating pianist.
* Heartbreaker, a rom-com that reminds us that the French make crappy movies, too.
* How Do You Know, the romantic comedy in which the mighty James L. Brooks falls on his face and tries to throw Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon down first just to soften the landing. And to think they trusted you, James!
* Jackass 3: Unrated, this time, the winner takes all the smuggled plums.
* Our Hospitality: Ultimate Edition, a spiffy new release of the old Buster Keaton classic.
* Mad Men: Season Four: Like you need me to tell you it's any good.
* Sunday in New York, a flaccid 1960s romantic comedy with a very non-flaccid, sexy Jane Fonda.
* Teen A Go Go, a DIY documentary on 1960s Texas garage bands.
* Two in the Wave, a documentary about Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard that mostly preaches to the choir, but is still entertaining.
* William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, another excellent documentary, this time about the oddball author of Naked Lunch.