It was a particularly excellent week of DVD watching, if I say so myself. Here's what I watched:
November 11: Julia (2008) - Tilda Swinton delivers one of her best performances to date as a volatile alcoholic who gets involved in a kidnapping and then finds herself more and more in over her head and desperate. A great thriller and amazing performance.
November 12: Key Largo (1948) - This has never been my favourite Bogart/Bacall movie, but every time I see it, I find something new to admire about it. It's basically a locked room thriller, where a number of colorful characters are trapped together during a hurricane and at the mercy of a ruthless mobster.
November 13: Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003) - This movie is awesome. It's not only packed with engaging action sequences and fascinating characters, it is also beautifully photographed (seriously, the garden showdown between the Bride and O-Ren Ishii is stunning).
November 14: Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004) - The second chapter in the Bride's saga is just as good, if not better, than the first. In addition to Uma Thurman's great work as the Bride, David Carradine and Daryl Hannah also deliver fantastic performances as Bill and Elle Driver.
November 15: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) - How has there not been a sequel to this movie yet? Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer are fantastic together in this noirish comedy.
November 16: Laura (1944) - A weird and wonderful film from Otto Preminger. In it Dana Andrew's detective falls in love with the dead woman whose murder he's investigating and then... well, if you haven't seen what happens next, you should really just watch this excellent movie.