All week (opened Wednesday)
“Oldboy” (Point) — Spike Lee attempts an American remake of Park Chan-wook’s cult classic about revenge, long-held secrets, and unfortunate octopi. Josh Brolin plays an ordinary jerk who gets imprisoned for 20 years, then tries to figure out who did it, and why.
While others I know leap into Christmas music and gift-buying almost immediately after their Halloween costumes are off, I try and stave off yuletide cheer as much as I can. It just seems rude to Thanksgiving, the only holiday left it seems where we don’t have to buy a lot of presents, just eat a lot of food together, to leapfrog it.