Tuesday, December 19, 2006

DVD Roundup

The NYTimes offers the usual DVD gift guide.
USA Today points out that Spike Lee's documentary "When The Levee Breaks" is out today. They insist it's his best documentary yet, but I don't think it or any movie he's made can hold a candle to "Four Little Girls." "Levee" is worth seeing, but I found it very disjointed and at times confusing. It's basically chronological, and yet I didn't feel any strong spine guiding me through the story. Without knowing where you're going, you feel a bit adrift, not sensing what's next or where you're headed to or how long it's going to take to get there. Some great people, some great stories, but not ultimately shaped into a great film.

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