Full reviews will be coming up soon, but I recently saw, and loved, Courtney Hunt's tension-filled directorial debut Frozen River, which has an amazing performance from Melissa Leo at its center. And the richly textured (both thematically and aesthetically) romantic drama Two Lovers was damn fine, yet another impressive effort from writer/director James Gray (We Own the Night, The Yards).
Coming from Netflix for this week is last fall's hot-button doc Religulous, from HBO provocateur Bill Maher. Really looking forward. Also out this week on DVD is another film I missed in theaters last fall, the true-story drama Flash of Genius with Greg Kinnear. It looked solid. I'll be catching up with that one soon.