Sunday, June 12, 2011

Midnight in Paris

I never thought that the combination of Paris, time travel, romance and Woody Allen would deliver a charming film. I learned that it does, when I saw Midnight in Paris. On a trip to Paris with his fiance, a man is swept up in his dream to write a novel. At midnight one night, he takes a very special car ride. A sweet look at nostalgia, romance and dreams. This film is clever, well acted and very pretty. I really liked this one.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Super 8

My most anticipated film of this summer was Super 8. Early on, there was a lot of reference to surprises and mystery, so I decided to avoid all reviews and press. For me, it was a smart move. I even felt bad when I shushed a guy at a party, who wanted to tell me about the film before I saw it. When I saw the film, I got story, I got action, I got jumps, I got satisfaction. I loved the scene nods to Jaws, Close Encounters, ET, Goonies, Cloverfield and more. The story of a town dealing with an invasion-I-will-not-speak-of was a great film for me. Go. Be surprised. Well done!


The film Rubber states from the beginning, "this is an homage to style". How true, how true.
The bloody reign of terror, of a telekinetic tire, is truly stylistic and violent. A jab at Hollywood is subtle at the beginning and blatant at the end. Really enjoyed this film.