The Must List: March 16, 2007
Jake Gyllenhaal is excellent as a real-life cartoonist obsessed with the elusive serial killer terrorizing ’70s San Francisco in David Fincher’s meticulously crafted shocker. Review >
2. THE ‘BUFFY’ COMIC
The Slayer returns — with Xander and a squad of slayerettes — hot on the trail of Big Baddies in Joss Whedon’s nifty monthly.
3. THEY CALL ME NAUGHTY LOLA, EDITED BY DAVID ROSE
And we call this compendium of truly daft personal ads from the cerebral London Review of Books a naughty treat.
4. THE PRESTIGE
Now on DVD: Victorian magicians (nimbly played by Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman) go head-to-head in Christopher Nolan’s dazzling drama. Review >
5. CHRIS COOPER IN ‘BREACH’
The Oscar winner delivers another arresting performance as the enigmatic FBI agent-turned-traitor Robert Hanssen. Review >
6. THE AMAZING RACE: ALL-STARS
Can Teri & Ian match plucky Charla & Mirna and outmatch wily Bahston Romber? We’re riveted. TV Watch >
7. CHRISTINE EBERSOLE IN ‘GREY GARDENS’
On stage or on The View, the lauded Broadway veteran is a musical powerhouse. Could a Tony award be waiting in the wings? It’s looking Rosie. Review >
8. NEON BIBLE, ARCADE FIRE
Laced with strings, horns, and accordions, the sonically wide-ranging album from the innovative Montreal septet proves that rock is alive and kicking. Review >
9. TOO FAR FROM HOME, BY CHRIS JONES
An absorbing and wonderfully detailed account of the race to rescue three Russian and American astronauts stranded aboard the International Space Station.
10. CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S ”CANDYMAN” VIDEO
Xtina switches hairstyles and turns back time in this rollicking, candy-colored, ’40s-themed clip.