Two of the more significant cinematic events of the past week are the theatrical release of João Pedro Rodrigues' outstanding To Die Like a Man, last seen in these parts way back at the 2009 New York Film Festival, and Criterion/Eclipse's release of the box set Silent Naruse, containing all five extant silents from the Japanese Master.
To Die Like a Man (Artforum)
Meet Monica Velour (Slant)
Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse (DVD) (Slant)
American: The Bill Hicks Story (Village Voice)
The Family Jams (Village Voice)
Meeting Spencer (Time Out New York)