Sorry for the late post this weekend, but there’s not really much to report this weekend anyway.
The most promising new release is Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly (trailer). I still haven’t caught up to Dominik’s Chopper, but The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was really terrific. I’d have bought that Blu-ray long ago if I hadn’t read that the image on it hopelessly overprocessed by Warner Bros. At any rate, it’s been five years since that film, and before that Dominik went 7 years between movies, so I hope this one is good. You have to make them count when you’re that unprolific.
The next most interesting release is the new remake of Wuthering Heights (trailer) by director Andrea Arnold (Red Road, Fish Tank). I actually saw this back in March, and was reasonably impressed, although it certainly has its flaws. Like one would expect from Arnold, there’s a lot of handheld photography, there’s no musical score, and the overall tone is gritty and harshly melodramatic.
Other than that … hmm. Saw ripoff The Collection (trailer) is making a token theatrical appearance before being forgotten by everyone for all time. Indian thriller Talaash is opening downtown; apparently there’s a reasonably large niche market for imports from India, because these have become a fairly regular occurence. Documentary Wagner & Me examines the Jewish guilt of liking composer Richard Wagner (really?). And Matthew Lillard’s indie comedy Fat Kid Rules the World (trailer) is about a teenager who takes up drumming for a punk band.
That’s pretty sparse, but next week looks even worse. At least I’ll get to catch up a little on the stuff that’s already out.