Wondering what else to see this weekend?
In today's Weekend Ticket, I review movies opening this week. But if you're interested in other options, here are my recommendations for previously released films:
Ray (Colin Farrell), a hit man hiding out in Belgium, is a richly drawn character. Though he sometimes comes off as brutish or cocky, heís mostly unsure of himself, hurling insults in an attempt to make himself feel better. Farrellís performance suggests this insecurity is hard-wired. It didnít spring up just because he feels bad about a hit that went awry.
Jason Bateman brings an intriguing ambiguity to his character, a prospective adoptive father. His interactions with the pregnant, teenage Juno (Ellen Page) at times seem paternal and at others just feed his perpetual adolescent streak.
No Country for Old Men
The Coen brothersí level of craft is so high that itís difficult to isolate elements to praise. Sound, cinematography, setting and performances work in concert and to hypnotic effect. Catch this best picture Oscar winner, scheduled to come out on DVD in a few weeks, in its full glory on the big screen.