the cold war

Women in films this week: spying, hosting, feeling guilty, living transgender and filling an entire festival

And there are these alternatives: Boost, a Canadian film that should be better known, Nostalgia, about our memories and possessions and Death Wish, a blast of gun porn

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Carlos, Heart of a Dragon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Aftershock, Inside Job, My Uncle and Saw 3D

Lisbeth Salander, our favorite punk goth anorexic bisexual is back one last time, in the original Swedish at least. (Read more)

Salt and L’Affaire Farewell both feature Russian spies. Solitary Man and I Am Love both have characters straying off course.

Angelina Jolie gets into some fast, heavy action in the spy thriller Salt. There’s a more realistic view of spies in Farewell but it’s not nearly as much fun. (Read more)