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!
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)
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.