Electricity & Lust

DVDs This Week

Posted in DVDs by Sam Unsted on July 14, 2008

Pick of the Week

I’m Not There – A polarising, hugely imaginative biopic of Bob Dylan in which the great man is played at various stages by six separate actors, including a young African American kid and Cate Blanchett. The latter gives an amazing performance and the whole film is brimming with wit and overflowing with imagination.

Also out

Batman CartoonsThe Dark Knight Chronicles and Gotham Knight, both decent adaptations of the Batman comics and worth a watch in the build up to The Dark Knight.
Step Up 2 The Streets – More dancing and other stuff from the Disney stable. Haven’t seen it and likely won’t.
The Spiderwick Chronicles – Really effective little kids horror movie that probably won’t do anything for adults but will provide a good evening’s entertainment for the little ones.
Love in the Time of Cholera – Haven’t seen but a pretty much universally disliked adaptation of Marquez’s classic.
Margot at the Wedding – Mean-spirited and misguided difficult third film from Noah Baumbach.
You, The Living – Adored Swedish black comedy. I will be seeing soon based on the pitch of Bergman meets Monty Python
The Cottage – Terrible follow-up to London to Brighton from Paul Andrew Williams which is a horror comedy and isn’t scary and isn’t funny.
Wrong Move/The American Friend/Kings of the Road – Three more from Wim Wenders. You can read my reviews of the first two here and here. The third incidentally is a freaking masterpiece.
Things We Lost in the Fire – Big time downer but truly a great performance from Benicio del Toro.

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