Monday, February 12, 2007

Mob, Murder, Marie and a Man in DVD

Oscar nominees abound in DVD releases this week. The Departed, a Martin Scorsese concoction that is one of the best mob vs cop, cat and mouse stories ever told. Worthy of it's multiple Oscar nominations.

Marie Antoinette is an interesting history lesson, seen through the creative lens of Sofia Coppola. It's Oscar nomination is for the incredible costumes. I was partial to the shoes!

Half Nelson is an intense relationship drama about a drug addicted teacher and one of his students. Ryan Gosling's Oscar nominated performance gives this drama heart.

Infamous isn't nominated for any Oscars, but Daniel Craig is nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his menacing performance, portraying one of the murderers in the crime that was the subject of the novel In Cold Blood. Truman Capote's life during the writing of that book is interesting stuff.

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