Another huge releasing day, even bigger than last week's. Includes several Oscar-nominated films, a few cult items and on low-budget indie with a lot of critical praise behind it:
The Departed: Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Director (will Scorsese be a bridesmaid once again?) and Supporting Actor (Mark Wahlberg, just part of a stellar cast), this remake of the HK crime film Infernal Affairs [box set] took that story and ran with it. If it's not completely original, it's thrilling nonetheless. "The whole film is a powder keg on the verge," wrote GC's Craig Phillips in his Best of '06 list. The two disc special edition includes additional scenes with intros by Scorsese, a feature-length TCM profile on him and a profile of the real-life gangster behind Jack Nicholson's character.
Mutual Appreciation: Director Andrew Bujalski was interviewed on GreenCine on the subject of his black and white indie comedy. "The sort of unassuming discovery that could get lost in a crowd or suffer from too much big love," wrote Manhola Dargis in the NY Times, "and while it won't save or change your life, it may make your heart swell...
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