Comedy, British TV, Family, Art House, Foreign. A little bit of everything this week.
Film Socialism: Provocative, densely layered, brilliant, beautiful, confusing and, for many, absolutely infuriating: in other words this is Jean Luc Godard’s latest masterpiece!
Bedways: Risque even by seen-it-all film festival standards, lusty, provocative, and sexually explicit drama from German director Rolf Peter Kahl
Under the Hammer: British comedy-drama series about the life at a London art-auction house.
Wired: BBC TV. 3 part British mystery series about a single mother & bank employee who is being blackmailed by a work colleague.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Back in middle school after summer vacation, Greg Heffley and his older brother Rodrick must deal with their parents’ misguided attempts to have them bond.
Happythankyoumoreplease: Captures a generational moment – young people on the cusp of truly growing up, tiring of their reflexive cynicism, each in their own ways struggling to connect and define what it means to love and be loved.
Orgasm Inc.: Extraordinary behind-the-scenes access reveals a drug company’s fevered race to develop the first FDA-approved Viagra for women – and offers a humorous but sobering look inside the cash-fueled pharmaceutical industry.
Radiohead: Arms and Legs The story so far.
Cedar Rapids: Tim Lippe has no idea what he’s in for when he’s sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the “guidance” of three convention veterans.
Tetsuo: The Bullet Man English language remake / sequel to the blistering original, finds director Shinya Sukamoto still obsessed with delirious editing, eardrum-crunching soundtrack & bio-metallic machine men.
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell: A guy tries to patch things up with his soon-to-be-married pal after botching things up at his bachelor party. Based on Tucker Max’s best-seller “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell”.
Pink Panther: Pranksters in Pink Da da da duh, da duh……
Ciao for now,
The Thomas Staff