Wednesday, August 29, 2007
The Lives of Others
When Pan's Labyrinth did not win the Oscar for Best Foreign film this year, I thought they were robbed. But I have just seen the winner, The Lives of Others, and I get it. This German film is beautifully shot, great story and amazing acting. Government surveillance of everyday life has consequences for people pursuing their loves and lifestyle. Not always a happy story.
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I thought this was the biggest shock at the Oscars last year, but maybe I"ll have to rent this one and see for myself. Sounds interesting.
I'm going to catch "3:10 to Yuma" next weekend as it's been awhile since I've seen a western.
This one is well worth the rental.
3:10 to Yuma and The Assassination of Jesse James look like westerns well worth the movie $$. If Crowe, Bale and Pitt can't get it done, I don't know who can.
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