The Must List: February 10, 2006
1. ‘TRISTRAM SHANDY’
Michael Winterbottom’s dazzling adaptation of Laurence Sterne’s ostensibly unfilmable novel, starring a brilliant Steve Coogan. Review >
2. ‘ARTHUR MILLER: COLLECTED PLAYS 1944-1961’
From the Library of America: the first of Miller’s landmark works (including Death of a Salesman and The Crucible).
3. ‘THE GREATEST,’ CAT POWER
Not a best-of collection (as one might think) — but the soothing and melancholic ramblings of this offbeat chanteuse make it her best CD in years. Review >
4. ROBIN WILLIAMS
Army DJ and prep-school teacher: Catch him in Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society, both on special-edition DVDs.
5. ‘BRIDGE & TUNNEL’
Slammin’ poet/performer/Broadway sensation Sarah Jones plays 14 parts in her hip, hilarious, multiculti celebration. Review >
6. ‘HOW TO DRESS FOR EVERY OCCASION BY THE POPE’
It’s Saturday night at the Vatican — and you’ve just been invited to a state dinner. What do you wear? His Holiness (a.k.a. writer Sarah Bennett) puckishly pontificates on papal do’s and don’ts.
A small but wondrous indie in which Steven Soderbergh performs magic with a $1.6 million budget and a cast of untrained actors. Review >
9. ‘LADETTE TO LADY’
Ten modern-day Eliza Doolittles get extreme makeovers in this plucky Brit series, airing on the Sundance Channel.
10. ‘HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER’
We know that Ted, the ”father” in CBS’ charming sitcom, doesn’t end up with Robin. But…Victoria (Ashley Williams)? Feature >