* Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino continues to play his perfect game.
* Hitchcock, the biopic of the Master of Suspense centered around the making of Psycho. With Anthony Hopkins as Hitch and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh. It's actually quite fun.
* Jack Reacher, a no-nonsense action pic from Tom Cruise and writer/director Christopher McQuarrie.
I also wrote this article for the mini Wes Anderson film festival coming to Portland for Christmas!
* 10 Years, a surprising, funny, and honest high-school reunion movie.
* Alps, the strange second feature from the director of Dogtooth.
* Baron Blood, a 1972 monster/slasher movie from Mario Bava, featuring Joseph Cotten as the monster.
* Beloved Infidel, a stick-up-the-butt portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last love affair. Starring Gregory Peck and Deborah Kerr.
* Justified: The Complete Third Season, one of my favorite TV shows gets its third go-around. An Elmore Leonard adaptation starring Timothy Olyphant.
* Looper, the second time around with Rian Johnson's time travel film is just as good, if not better.
Also, be sure to read Natalie Nourigat's Looper reaction comics.
* Lord Jim, Peter O'Toole may star, but James Mason steals the show in Richard Brooks' adaptaton of a Joseph Conrad novel.
* Oklahoma Crude, a quirky 1970s western with a sociopolitical twist. Starring George C. Scott and Faye Dunaway, directed by Stanley Kramer.
* The Point: The Definitive Collector's Edition, an upgrade for the Harry Nilsson-penned animated special from 1971.
* The Sarah Silverman Program: Season Three. I love Sarah Silverman. 'nuff said.
* Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2, the reboot of the BBC perennial is the smarter ancestor to Downton Abbey. So of course it got cancelled.
* The Well-Digger's Daughter, esteemed French actor Daniel Auteuil adapts Marcel Pagnol.