Sketchy Recs: What to Do This Weekend: 16-18 October 2009

Read: Manohla Dargis's review of Where the Wild Things Are: This review is everything I love about good film criticism. Beautifully written, thoughtful, and objective. Dargis is one of the reviewers who brings this medium up to an art form itself.

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In Theaters: Where the Wild Things Are: Go see the movie. The reviews, despite appearing mixed on Rotten Tomatoes, all say the exact same thing. The narrative is thin, but the direction, art direction, score, and effects all make up for it. It's a thoughtful film with wonderful moments and a near-perfect marriage of the source material and Jonze's directorial sensibility. It seems arbitrary which reviews RT considered rotten since all the major critics, Salon.com aside, wrote almost identical reviews.

Have a great weekend.