New movie reviews!

* Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's slick directorial debut. You will be asked to believe that porn is better than Scarlett Johansson. I remain unconvinced. There is nothing better than Scarlett Johansson.

* Inequality for All, a documentary about the widening gulf between the 1% and the working poor, as well as the disappearing middle class. Luckily, your host for this sobering journey is the affable Robert Reich.

* Rush, a middle-of-the-pack racecar movie from Ron Howard.

At the Oregonian, we're shaking things up a bit. Online, the column I write will be broken up and the individual movies listed on their own; the Friday paper will still print them all together.

This week, Portlanders can see... 

* Cutie and the Boxer, a documentary about two Japanese artists who have been married and living in New York for four decades.

Salma, the true story of an Indian poet who transformed confinement into art.

* A Tribute to Les Blank: Three nights of Southern culture, music, and food. 

I know also have a dedicated writer's page at the paper. Check it out!


 Don Jon offers its own proof.

Current Soundtrack: Avicii, True