Okay, so it was kind of a busy week and, as a result, the number of DVDs I watched was low, but the quality was still pretty good. Here's what I watched:
January 2: Coco Before Chanel (2009) - a biopic about Coco Chanel before she started her empire, starring Audrey Tautou as the designer. Co-written and directed by Anne Fontaine, the film is very much concerned with the limited options for women at the time Chanel was getting started and about the class differences that informed those limits.
January 3: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - Wes Anderson's portrait of a highly disfunctional family is, to my mind, one of the funniest movies ever made. How Gene Hackman did not get an Oscar nomination for his role as the family's patriarch is beyond me.
January 4: Run Lola Run (1998) - Tom Tykwer's kinetic and thrilling "choose your own adventure" story. Starring Franka Potente as the eponymous hero, the film remains utterly charming and entertaining.