Director: Mike Leigh. With Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Alison Garland, James Corden. (127 min.)
Sterritt *** See review, page 15.
Directors: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering Kofman. With Jacques Derrida, Marguerite Derrida. (85 min.)
Sterritt *** Who would have guessed a documentary about Derrida, the great French philosopher of deconstruction and "différence," would be so entertaining? He emerges as a nice guy as well as a brilliant mind, and he's certainly a master at evading questions he doesn't like. Still, the things he says on camera aren't nearly as profound as the passages quoted from his books.
Director: Julie Taymor. With Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Ashley Judd. (120 min.)
Sterritt * See review, page 14.
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot. With Louis Jouvet, Suzy Delair, Bernard Blier, Simone Renant. (102 min.)
Sterritt *** A sleazy show-biz entrepreneur is murdered, and a crusty police inspector hunts for the killer, knowing that too many people had excellent reasons for despising him. This pungently filmed 1947 melodrama doesn't rank with Clouzot classics like "Diabolique" and "The Wages of Fear," but it's full of hard-boiled charm and has a musical score that adds extra dimensions to its impact.
Director: Dylan Kidd. With Campbell Scott, Isabella Rossellini, Jesse Eisenberg, Jennifer Beals. (105 min.)
Sterritt **** See review, page 14.
Director: Jonathan Demme. With Thandie Newton, Mark Wahlberg, Tim Robbins, Lisa Gay Hamilton. (104 min.)
Sterritt *** See review, page 14.
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