Friday, March 2, 2012


A round-up of the non-Criterion movies I saw in February, 2012.


Crazy Horse,  Frederick Wiseman's documentary about Paris' most famous erotic cabaret. A movie full of this many boobs and butts shouldn't be this boring.

Rampart, Woody Harrelson is a bad cop on a downward slope in the new movie from writer James Ellroy and director Oren Moverman.

Wanderlust, the new one from David Wain, with a script co-written by Ken Marino and featuring the always pleasant Paul Rudd. Funny enough, if not a gut buster.


Automobile / L'Automobile, an inconsistent drama notable for being one of Anna Magnani's last roles.

The Hour, a BBC miniseries centered around a television news program in the 1950s. With Ben Whishaw and Dominic West.

Lady and the Tramp: Diamond Edition, one of Disney's best is back and looking better than ever.

London Boulevard, a British crime movie from the writer of The Departed. Starring Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, and a lot of great music.

Notorious, one of my favorite Hitchock films gets a high-def upgrade. Starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman.

On the Bowery: The Films of Lionel Rogosin, vol. 1, featuring Rogosin's seminal documentary and two other efforts from the pioneering independent director.

Shakespeare in Love, the Tom Stoppard-penned star turn for Gwyneth Paltrow.

A Soldier's Story, an antiquated race drama from Norman Jewison, with a young Denzel in a supporting role.

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