The Must List: October 14, 2005
Philip Seymour Hoffman pulls off an astonishing disappearing act in this brilliant warts-and-all look at the making of Truman Capote’s ”In Cold Blood.?? Review >
2. ?CRIME STORY?
The first two seasons of Michael Mann’s noirish ’80s series (with Dennis Farina as a Chicago cop battling organized crime) finally come to DVD.
3. ?APOLLO SUNSHINE,? APOLLO SUNSHINE
Influenced by organ-pumping classic rock, these Boston boys make guitar pop that will appeal to boomers and boomer babies alike.
Cable television’s most deliciously depraved show gets under the skin with transsexual crushes, gorilla facejobs, and a dime-store Dr. Frankenstein. News >
6. ?13 STEPS DOWN,? BY RUTH RENDELL
A man’s creepy obsession with a model (and a serial killer from the past) draws the suspicions of his lonely spinster landlady in this brilliant mystery — written by a true grande dame of the genre. Review >
7. THELONIOUS MONK AND JOHN COLTRANE
Jazz’s Holy Grail: a live concert recording from 1957 — unearthed this year — with these two titans at their improvisational best.
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9. ?A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE?
David Cronenberg’s tale of a family man (Viggo Mortensen) with a mysterious past is a taut thriller — and a riveting meditation on what makes men fight. Review >
10. SUNDAY NIGHTS ON ABC
Three hours of hearts touched (Extreme Makeover), broken (Desperate Housewives), and fixed (Grey’s Anatomy). Preview >