Movie Diary 11/7/2011

J. Edgar (Clint Eastwood, 2011). A film biopic, and a showcase for a central performance, all of which makes for a movie both old-fashioned and modern. DiCaprio is not going to be outworked, that’s for sure. (full review 11/11)

Le Havre (Aki Kaurismaki, 2011). A sweet-souled effort from the funky Finn, in which everybody looks fallen or at least crumbling in the director’s usual manner, except for one refugee kid who must be attended to. (full review 11/11)

Curling (Denis Coté, 2010). A careful, discreet film by a Canadian director who will be feted this coming weekend at the Northwest Film Forum. This is a good one, frosty and mysterious. (full review 11/11)

At What a Feeling!, we come roaring back after a two-week layoff with a triple review from 1986: Deadly Friend, Hardbodies 2, and The Bikini Shop. What an opening weekend that was.