Since I watched two in one night, I might as well review both.
First is L.A. Story. I had seen Roxanne and liked it, and I've also seen his play Picasso at the Lapin Agile and liked it, so I took a chance on this movie, and I was blown away. It's a really wonderful romantic comedy wrapped up in an American version of Magical Realism (the primarily Spanish-language literary movement that gave us works like Jorge Amado's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands). Martin plays a weatherman who is at the end of his relationship with his current steady girlfriend, and gets romantic advice from a freeway traffic sign which guides him through a brief fling with a young and very hyperactive young woman and finally to a long and sustaining love with a British reporter. In the meantime, it's chock full of hilarious, but loving, digs at the superficiality and mercenary nature of L.A. culture.
Then I watched a film which has as little do to with the previous one as it's possible to get: In the Company of Men. There are very few movies I would rank as being "perfect", but this is one of them. It follows the plan of Chad and Howard, two young and misogynistic men to date and dump the most vulnerable woman they can find. I'm not going to include any spoilers with this one, simply because anyone who wants to should not only watch it, but be allowed the pleasure of watching the plot unfold. However, LaBute takes his theme and runs with it to its logical conclusion, never once letting anything slip in the way of characterization or plot. Aaron Eckhart gives one of the best performances I've ever seen on film of a sociopath who doesn't have to kill anyone or even do anything illegal to be monumentally hateful and scary.