These are what I’ve seen lately and liked.
Some of the most subtle storytelling in a long time. Set ups that are so smooth you never see them until the pay off hits you between the eyes. At the start, the makeup is so good, I thought, “Whoa. Paul Giamatti looks like shit.”
THE KING’S SPEECH
Should win best picture. It’s got that choke you up emotional thing that FORREST GUMP did. I used to think it was SECRETARIAT, but it’s not going to get nominated I don’t think. Not big enough. But, KING’S SPEECH is pretty damn wonderful.
Not what I thought it would be. I hate the “my brother is a loser and ruins my life but I’m sticking with him no matter how badly he drags me down” stories. Walked out of A SIMPLE PLAN for that reason. I almost shut off THE FIGHTER but didn’t, and am glad I didn’t. It’s a great story, well told.
Sorry. Wrong list. Worst movie Mr. Depp has done.
Go see it today. Amazingly horrific-ly bad. Rare do you get a chance to see a movie that never, ever should have gotten out of development. They look like they shot the first draft. Characters do crap that the writer forced them to that they NEVER EVER would do in real life. Boy, it’s terrible. One of the worst films I’ve ever seen, sadly. A learning experience, so I’d say go see it. Even though you’ll be squirming pretty damn fast.
Read the book. See the adaptation. Very well done. These Coen guys, they’ve got a future. Loved every minute of it.
My thoughts for the moment.
Am trying to get back in gear to do a bit of pontificating / blogging… but I’ve said that before and nothing has come of it. We’ll see how I do now that I have student work to crit and think about. My teaching juices are waking back up!
If you see some good movies, let me know.