by J.R. Jones
Cliff Doerksen has just delivered his capsule for Armored, which opened today without any press previews. Right now he's heading off for a screening of Transylmania, with copy to follow soon. Do you even appreciate the shit he watches just to spare you the agony? Remember John 15:13: "Greater love hath no man than this, that he sit through Transylmania for his friends."
Also opening this week, and reviewed in the new issue: Sebastian Silva's excellent Chilean domestic drama The Maid, Hong Sang-soo's low-boiling sex comedy Night and Day, Jim Sheridan's Brothers, the new Robert De Niro drama Everybody's Fine, Lucrecia Martel's The Headless Woman, Ben Russell's experimental ethnographic feature Let Each One Go Where He May, the Dave Foley comedy The Strip, the piano doc They Came to Play, and Jason Reitman's absurdly overpraised Up in the Air.
Last but not least, check out our sidebar for the New Comedy Mavericks series at Gene Siskel Film Center. I've only seen one of the features showing—Chusy Haney-Jardine's Anywhere USA—but it was definitely worth seeing.