The Must List: May 20, 2005
Game designer extraordinaire Tim Schafer is at it again with a trippy Xbox/PC title about a youngster with an ability to enter the minds of others.
2. TV SHOW FINALES
Say farewell to Everybody Loves Raymond — and hello to Quentin Tarantino, as he lends his pulp intensity to CSI. News >
3. ALAN LOMAX
If ethnomusicology sounds boring, you’ve never heard the haunting field recordings made by the late folklorist from 1946 to 1994. Find a national treasure at http://www.lomaxarchive.com.
4. DEVILS & DUST, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Plainspoken but consummately literate tales of broken souls glimmer with optimism and vitality. Review>
5. ENDURING LOVE
Now on DVD: Rhys Ifans is chilling as a sweetly implacable stalker in a taut, jolting adaptation of the Ian Mc-Ewan novel. Review >
6. WILT, 1962, BY GARY M. POMERANTZ
Using info gleaned from extensive research and more than 250 interviews, Pomerantz re-creates an epochal (but, alas, untelevised) night in sports history: Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point basketball game. Review >
7. ERROL FLYNN
All right, m’hearties! Old Hollywood’s most irresistibly dashing scamp swashbuckles to perfection on Warner’s new five-film DVD set. Review >
8. ”BEST OF YOU,” Foo Fighters
From a whimper to a scream-along chorus, Dave Grohl’s angry confessional howl cuts to the bone.
9. THE BIG RED ONE: THE RECONSTRUCTION
Director Sam Fuller’s underappreciated 1980 film — based on his own experiences as a WWII GI — gets a remarkable two-DVD restoration. Review >
10. JEREMY IRONS in ‘Kingdom of Heaven’
As a conflicted nobleman, the veteran thesp brings gravitas to Ridley Scott’s uneven Crusades epic. Review >