As President's Day winds to a close, it's time for my latest link roundup which covers a surprisingly strong group of films. Highlights include Jessica Hausner's Lourdes, which opens Wednesday at Film Forum, and Edward Yang's A Brighter Summer Day, which makes a highly anticipated appearance in its full-length version February 28th as part of Lincoln Center's Film Comment Selects series.
A Brighter Summer Day (The House Next Door)
American Radical (Slant)
Phyllis and Harold (Slant)
The Atomic Café (The L Magazine)
UPDATE: My review of Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island has been posted at Slant.