Seidl, Bay, Étaix, Mekas (April 25, 2013) April 29, 2013


Your Must See New Releases of the Week

Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise: Love, which debuted in competition at Cannes last year and is the first part of Seidl’s Paradise trilogy, is likely the best choice for new movies this week.

The few review that have come in for Jonas Mekas’ Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man are even more enthusiastic, but you’ll have a hard time finding it since it’s an avant-garde film.

More Well-Reviewed Movies

Upstream Color star Amy Seimetz’s debut feature as a director, Sun Don’t Shine

Terence Nance’s second feature, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

The divisive Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain (though the reviews for his new movie have been mostly positive on this site)

Other Notable New Releases

Jeff Nichols’ follow-up to Take Shelter, Mud, is probably his worst reviewed film

Ramin Bahrani’s first feature since 2008’s Goodbye Solo, At Any Price, is also probably the nadir of his career


New Pages for Older Movies

Criterion has released a box set of films by the overlooked French auteur Pierre Étaix. Three of them now have CRU Ratings: Yo Yo, Le grand amour and Land of Milk and Honey

Michael Bay’s Bad Boys II

Olivier Assayas’ Carlos

Robert Zemeckis’ Flight

Director Pages

Pierre Étaix

Ulrich Seidl

Olivier Assayas

Robert Zemeckis

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