Fanfan la Tulipe
Fanfan la Tulipe “sealed Gerard Philipe’s status as the top French actor” of his generation, said USA Today. In this 1952 swashbuckler film, the beloved actor plays a man who escapes a shotgun marriage by enlisting in the army.
“Wall-E is one of the best films of the decade,” said the Los Angeles Times. A lonely robot left to clean up a vacant Earth generates “the funniest silent comedy since the 1920s” alongside an affecting romance and a “cautionary tale about human sloth.”
A Colbert Christmas
(Comedy Central, $20)
The self-important Stephen Colbert discovers the true meaning of Christmas, said Newsday. Trapped in a cabin, the TV host sings and dances his way out with help from Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello. Some proceeds go to the nonprofit Feeding America.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- After Ferguson: Stop deferring to the cops
- Ferguson riots were terrible — but this racist reaction was worse
- The hilarious hypocrisy of Republicans complaining about the imperial presidency
- Don't argue about politics this Thanksgiving. Just don't.
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- Is it now OK to have sex with animals?
- In Ferguson, Michael Brown lost his life — and America's police lost the benefit of the doubt
- 7 grammar rules you really should pay attention to
- How to survive a spaceship disaster
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
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