Thursday, July 31, 2008

August already!

The choice I find most promising is Brick Lane.
I read the novel it's based on, and found it very moving. The film adaptation seems to be well received, so this one gets my vote.

Hmmm. Maybe there's another contender that's equal: Before the Rains
also has an Indian subcontinent flavor, looks more spectacular and action oriented than the personal and domestic BL. I'd be good with either one.

The earliest BL is at 1:20 (at Regal) which I spoze is a small drawback. BTR is at Regency at 12:25.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pas mal!

Saw Roman de Gare.
Claude Lelouch (an oldie but a goodie) puts together a combo of suspense, humor, and romance that's an odd mix but fun, very involving if not so plausible. Recommended for francophiles.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I've seen many worse weeks...

We could go British understated family drama in When Did You Last See Your Father or do the documentary thing with The Rape of Europa , either of which should suit the effete elitists among us.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Small pic, no steppes, no hoards

The Promotion seems like a a worthy effort in the small movie realm, but got such lukewarm notices I don't see how it can compete with Ghengis freakin Khan below, but that's just me.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sweeping! epic!

In the realm of sweeping epics, Mongol appears to be both sweeping and epic. Anyone want to sweep in for an (e)pic?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

June brings fare from many (three, actually) nations

The Counterfeiters (see March 26 entry below) is back. Bra Boys (below) is still here. A new to Jax festival fave is The Band's Visit.

So, there we are.

I saw Young @ Heart today. Olders' chorus sings rock and soul standards (from after their time as youth, which is kind of the interesting part) and some new material e.g. Coldplay numbers. I choose not to think about my being closer in age to hoary choristers than to members of Coldplay; movie actually very engaging, not esp icky.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May 18 possibilities

The Visitor (see May 11 entry below) will still be here. That looks good!

Other possibilities...

It's an urban gang! It's a crowd of avid surfers! It's two, two, two tribes in one in Australian docu Bra Boys. That also looks pretty appealing.

If surfing and gangbanging are a different kind of juxtapositioning, how bout mixed martial arts in a David Mamet play?? That would be Redbelt. Not something I'd specially seek out, but if others like, who am I to be wet blanket?

Where In the World Is Osama Bin Laden
seems like a wait-for-dvd/cable type selection.