Restless (Gus Van Sant, 2011). You watch it and think, Well, it is good that Van Sant feels the urge to noodle around on something that barely qualifies as a movie. And yet…. (full review 10/7)
Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2011). No halfway measures for our boy Lars; man, the guy really commits. First part takes place on the night of unstable Kirsten Dunst’s wedding; second part tracks a most curious solar-system phenomenon. But it’s an interesting experience to see the movie unfold with even less information than that, as I did. (full review 11/?)
And at What a Feeling!, Don Johnson rides the Vice wave into a John Frankenheimer movie, 1989′s Dead Bang.