Not a lot of quantity this week, but the quality is about as good as it gets.
Movie I’ve already seen:
The Fallen Idol: The latest re-issue from Rialto makes its way to town. This is apparently the film Carol Reed did immediately before The Third Man, one of my faves. Like that film, this one is also based on a Graham Greene script; both he and Reed were nominated for their work on Idol back in 1949. But, it’s apparently been largely forgotten since then, and I’d never heard of it until I saw it on the re-issue slate. Can’t wait.
Lady Vengeance: Chan-wook Park’s follow-up to Oldboy finally arrives, after spending nearly a year traveling around the world to various festivals and countries that care more than ours. There’s been decidedly little fanfare for this, considering how well Oldboy was received, but distributor Tartan Films has never really seemed on the ball to me in terms of marketing beyond a niche audience. So I guess that figures.
The Devil Wears Prada (trailer): I don’t really know what to think about this. It doesn’t look great, but the thing about Meryl Streep is that her movies are always a little bit better than you think they will be. Not that I’ve rigorously tested that theory, but it seems right. And at any rate, it looks better than Prime did.