Movie Diary 5/12/2009

The Cove (Louie Psihoyos, 2009). Audiences should be enraged and, with any luck, rioting after seeing this stirring account of the secret slaughter of dolphins in Japan. Snark-free and full of smoking guns.

Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995). An unnerving study of Something Wrong, and a kind of follow-up to Haynes’ Superstar. A genuinely strange experience, breathlessly maintained — and it looks just as convincing now as it did in ’95. More on this, and Buster Keaton and HAL from 2001, on Sunday.