T. J. Wilcox


1 Black Book (Paul Verhoeven) Resolutely suspicious of war stories told by victors and persistently hopeless—a fine parable for these dark days.

2 The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson) An unusual road movie, unconcerned with destination (or resolve), that revels in the details of its characters’ individual journeys (taken together) with exquisite baggage in tow.

3 Planet Earth (British Broadcasting Corporation) Essential viewing, this BBC series, recently released on DVD, contains the most compelling and spectacular nature footage ever committed to film. We fall into this at my house, sputtering and gesturing wildly at the TV screen (regardless of whether drugs are involved).

4 La Vie en rose (Olivier Dahan) I rolled my eyes like the rest of you at the suggestion of an Edith Piaf biopic—but it’s one of the best I’ve seen, ennobled by a superb performance by Marion

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