Jack Taylor is not just another tailor, and Just Another Love Story is not just another you-know-what.
Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills, released Tuesday, is a fascinating documentary about an unconventional man who clothed most of Hollywood's male stars. Cary Grant was a Taylor-made man, as were Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin — the entire Rat Pack, really. Now in his 90s, Taylor still works every day, and this documentary includes candid interview footage and vintage photographs to document his life. Others interviewed in this unusual documentary include Monty Hall, Hal Linden and Mike Douglas. The DVD, released by IndiePix, has a list price of $24.95.
Just Another Love Story comes from Danish director Ole Bornedal, creator of the cult classic Nightwatch, and is a modern thriller. Love Story bears some similarity to Nightwatch, mainly in its choice of creepy topics. In Nightwatch, Ewan McGregor played a law student who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue with a dark secret involving a serial killer and the rape of female corpses. In Just Another Love Story, Anders W. Berthelsen plays Jonas, a crime-scene photographer whose subjects are corpses.
After he causes a car accident that leaves a stranger (Rebecka Hemse) crippled and with amnesia, Jonas feels compelled to visit her in the hospital. He helps nurse her back to health, falling in love in the process (despite having a wife and family). When her family mistakes him for Sebastian, the boyfriend they had never met, he assumes that identity ... until the real boyfriend shows up and her memory starts coming back.
Love Story, in Danish with English subtitles, is not rated. Released by KochLorber Films, it lists for $26.98.