Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Releases: Summer Hours, Anaglyph Tom and The Brothers Bloom

At least two films opening this week qualify as must-sees, Olivier Assayas' Summer Hours -possibly my favorite new release of the year-to-date and a picture I wrote about back in March - and Anaglyph Tom, Ken Jacobs' digital reworking of the same one-reeler he dissected in his 1969 classic Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son. Less successful is Rian Johnson's The Brothers Bloom, a mostly uninspired grafting of an explicitly Wes Anderson-derived quirkiness onto a comic caper picture.


Also up: a short piece on Oliveira's I'm Going Home at the L Magazine blog.

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