Would-Be-Goods – Marden Hill

Marden Hill CADAQUEZ Various Artists THE COOL MIKADO ALL ÉL In the '80s, Mike Alway's él records were a beacon of intelligent perversity, elegantly absurd and non-commercial.…

Irréversible

DIRECTED BY Gaspar Noé STARRING Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Albert Dupontel Opened January 31, Cert 18, 95 mins You probably heard about this shock-rocking rape-and-revenge drama from the stir it…

Japón

Slow-burning but majestic Mexican drama

The Prisoner 35th Anniversary Companion

On this "Special Edition" DVD you get a wealth of biographical information and visual material, as well as a Renault 21 TV ad based on this legendary Cold War-era feast…

Murder By Numbers

Sandra Bullock got little credit for branching out as a gum-chewing, neurotic hardcase in this clever Barbet Schroeder cop thriller. Two Dostoyevsky students commit the perfect murder as an intellectual…

Love Liza

Seymour Hoffman tour de force as grieving loner

Marty

Delbert Mann's earnest 1955 slice-of-life drama about an ordinary Bronx butcher (Ernest Borgnine) mustering the courage to find a girlfriend earned four Oscars—Best Picture plus one each for Borgnine, Mann…

Boudu Saved From Drowning

Jean Renoir's 1932 blueprint for Paul Mazursky's heavy-handed 1986 remake Down And Out In Beverly Hills stars Michel Simon as a Parisian tramp rescued from suicidal despair by kindly bookseller…

Clearlake – Cedars

Intensely moving, Simon Raymonde-co-produced follow-up to 2001's Lido

Cool Hand Luke

More brilliantly bilious dispatches from This England

Shearwater – Everybody Makes Mistakes

Hailing from the same US stable as The Mendoza Line, the Austin, Texas quartet Shearwater embrace a drowsier strain of melancholy on their second LP—all shuffling shades of piano, picked…