Another great week for film! We've really been on a streak lately...
From Ragtag, the story of a young, bright woman...a charming, worldly older man in a skinny tie...stolen kisses and educational dalliances...http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/beyond_the_multiplex/feature/2009/10/08/brit_indies/index.html
Rollicking Guy Ritchie updating, starring Jude Law and Iron Man
BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX
Critically acclaimed look at the radical German group, active for 3 decades
From T/F, a great film about the Afghanistan pop music contest
ALVIN 2: THE SQUEAKQUEL
Do you find those vaguely humanoid, digital chipmunks slightly troubling? If the Chipettes must wear skirts, why are Alvin, Simon and Theodore not wearing any pants? Since they sound sped-up and annoying to us, do we sound slowed-down and lethargic to them? Is it really the sign of a great work of art, that it raises more questions than it answers?
WE LIVE IN PUBLIC
From T/F again, director Ondi Timoner's look at a pseudo-cult, founded by a web millionaire, based on the premise of 24/7 cameras, everywhere. It's just as compelling and provocative as Dig!, her other film, also here at 9th St.
BECKETT ON FILM: THE SQUEAKQUEL
Did you know that playright and famous downer Samuel Beckett lived with three perky, animated rodents, who were the epicenter of his existential angst? The proof is in the plays...
(We have the first of 4 discs in the collection, which includes Waiting For Godot)
Have a great week everybody!