• The Palestinian documentary 5 Broken Cameras is one of this week’s recommended movies.

In the film section of this week’s Reader, J.R. Jones reflects on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1943 masterpiece The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp on the occasion of a new DVD release of the film. As Tom Gunning once wrote of Ken Jacobs’s work, Jones identifies Blimp as “a movie that tells us time,” noting how the film plays differently to young, middle-aged, and elderly viewers and how it deepens in meaning as one grows older. I recommend reading the essay now, putting it aside for 20 or 30 years, then looking at it again. Jones also writes positively of a few newer films: Ken Loach’s comedy The Angels’ Share, the Palestinian documentary 5 Broken Cameras, and the Colombian drama La Playa DC.