The Must List: October 21, 2005
1. ‘GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK’
Newsman Edward R. Murrow (a remarkable David Strathairn) is the chain-smoking hero of George Clooney’s gripping tale of McCarthy-era America. Review >
2. COLLEGE FOOTBALL
You’ve seen the movies (Rudy, The Program, Stone Cold), now go home, order a pizza, sit on your butt, and watch the real thing!
3. ANNABELLA SCIORRA AND CHRIS NOTH
A note to NBC: Whoever brought Noth’s Det. Mike Logan to L&O: Criminal Intent and partnered him with Sciorra deserves a very big raise. Review >
A superb Argentinean TV series (HBO On Demand) about an ex-cop and his ex-lover on the hunt for a serial killer. Sí — es así de bueno!
Ease into your most comfortable slippers (glass preferred, fuzzy in a pinch) and take in this 1950 Disney animated classic, newly reissued in a special-edition DVD. Review >
6. ‘THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING,’ BY JOAN DIDION
A master of impassive prose gets personal by sharing her own tragic losses, and her brave effort to make sense of the incomprehensible is both heart-wrenching and inspiring. Review >
7. ‘BREAKING BONADUCE’
Watch in slack-jawed horror as the ex-Partridge gets buff and berates his shrink in VH1’s train wreck/reality show.
8. ‘GOO,’ SONIC YOUTH
A re-mastered, extras-packed reissue of the landmark 1990 album that still thrills with its sludgy, chaotic brilliance.
9. ‘ALFRED HITCHCOCK: THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION’
In this handsome DVD set: 14 bona fide classics — including Vertigo — from cinema’s wily genius.
10. ‘WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT’
A frighteningly charming film that proves behind every cheese-loving inventor is a loyal and long-suffering canine. Review >