What this week lacked in quantity, it more than made up for in quality. Here's what I watched:
January 12: There Will Be Blood (2007) - Paul Thomas Andeson's masterpiece featuring Daniel Day-Lewis' last Oscar winning role. This epic tale of greed and capitalism is easily one of the best films of the last ten years and one of those movies that reveals more of itself with each viewing.
January 15: The Third Man (1949) - Although the great Orson Welles is absent for much of the film, his presence looms large over the whole enterprise. Joseph Cotton stars as an American pulp writer whose friend is killed in post-war Vienna, and whose subsequent investigation uncovers the dark underbelly of the black market. This is first class film noir all the way.
January 18: This Is Spinal Tap (1984) - One of the all time great comedies. This mockumentary about a British heavy metal band (composed of Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, and Harry Shearer, in addition to a series of short-lived drummers) making the slow and painful descent to obscurity is full of laughs and one of the most quotable movies ever put to screen.