This month was chock full of bad ones. Some I had to turn off midway 'cause I couldn't even make it through. I will never take a recommendation from Kevin Smith again after this stinker of a movie: Bindlestiffs. If ever there was a film that convinced me I need to get off my ass and start writing screenplays this was it. What a waste of film!
And here are the good ones. I watched Moneyball and liked it way more than I thought I would. But as I may have been the last person on earth to actually watch it, I left it off the list.
We Need To Talk About Kevin: Very strange and entertaining movie about a mom who is pretty sure she's raising a sociopath. Also, it has Tilda Swinton, and I love her.
Pariah: Beautifully shot and well acted movie about a young black lesbian growing up in urban America. I watched it twice in a row.
Killing Zoe: I hadn't seen this in a very long time. Loved it just as much as I did the first time I saw it when it came out.
The Woman In Black: Do you love Daniel Radcliffe like I do? Then you should watch this. Also, it is just a great suspenseful ghost story. I really liked it.
Dandelion: Two words: weird, and wonderful.
Midnight in Paris: I love Woody Allen, and also Adrien Brody plays Salvador Dali. That really sealed the deal. I loved that when he went back in time I recognized all the authors and artists. It amused me greatly.
Submarine: Highly entertaining. This kid is trying to lose his virginity, at the same time he's trying to save his parents' marriage. He's doing pretty poorly at both.
Limelight: A fantastic documentary about Peter Gatien, one of the most successful and notorious club owners of all time. He was the victim of a witch hunt of sorts and he only slightly prevailed. Shows what law enforcement/government can do even when they have no proof or facts to back up their accusations. Scary stuff.
Grizzly Man: Great documentary about Timothy Treadwell, who I thought took his love of bears in to psychotic obsession, and it ultimately ended in his death.
Puncture: Chris Evans stars as a drug addicted lawyer who takes on huge corporations to try and get a safety needle put in hospitals. What drew me to this the most is it shows a drug addict not who is down and out, but one who is totally functioning and getting things accomplished, while spiraling out of control. Based on a true story.
So there you go folks. Hope you enjoy.