Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekly Roundup: Iron Man 3, Something in the Air, Post Tenebras Lux

So, it wasn't the summer kickoff I was expecting. And, no, I'm not referring to "Iron Man 3," which was adequate, but only slightly better than the second entry in the series.

Olivier Assayas's "Something in the Air" is a decent period piece on 1970s radicalism, but it's no "Carlos." That being said, it's still the best of the four films I saw this past weekend.

But Carlos Reygadas's "Post Tenebras Lux"was sort of a bust. The picture certainly had some evocative imagery and sequences, including one in which a young girl stands in a field filled with cows and dogs as an overcast sky looms, another during which a devil sneaks through a home as a little boy looks on and, finally, another in a sex spa. But it's a scattershot effort.

Here are my Patch reviews.

Lastly, I caught "Greetings from Tim Buckley" on On-Demand. The picture had some great music, naturally, but was a little slight in the storytelling department.

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