Between my recent TV appearance, finishing up a new SOMA magazine feature (more on that later), and tons of screenings, it's been quite a weird - and busy - week. But before I get to the reviews proper, a few quick-hit thoughts...
For those who dug Shaun of the Dead, rest assured that Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's forthcoming follow-up Hot Fuzz is pretty kick-ass.
Weeks after seeing it, I still can't stop thinking about actress-turned-filmmaker Sarah Polley's accomplished directorial debut Away From Her. Be sure to catch it when it hits theaters in May.
New Directors/New Films (whose press screenings finish on Monday) has been pretty ho-hum and forgettable this year.
And now - onto the links!
I Think I Love My Wife (Slant magazine)
Premonition (Slant magazine)
American Cannibal (Slant magazine)
Hot Fuzz (Slant magazine)
Away From Her (Slant magazine)
The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair (Slant magazine)
The Page Turner (Slant magazine)
Pride (Slant magazine)
New Directors/New Films:
The Only One (Slant magazine)
Shelter (Slant magazine)
And be sure to check back next Friday, when I'll have reviews of Mark Wahlberg's Shooter and (please, no!) Adam Sandler's 9/11 drama Reign Over Me.