Here are a number of snaps from movies I’ve seen recently:
The Flight of the Red Balloon – French children no longer have access to the red balloon of happiness.
Children of Men – Still tense and hopeful after all these viewings.
Nacho Libre – I fell hard for this under-rated wrestling fairy-tale. The best line: “My favorite color is light.”
High Noon – This movie unfolds in real time, and we watch an older era pass while a new one begins somewhere in the seconds that pass by.
The Savages – One reviewer called this a “coming-of-middle-age story.”
Waltz with Bashir – Haunting and visceral.
Here is what is – In moments, transcendent.
The Day the Earth Stood Still – Robots knocking over chairs hasn’t been this scary since.
Ivan’s Childhood – Tarkovsky’s dreamy classic of a boy that moves through a WWII war zone. Both elegant and intense.
The Visitor – A middle-aged man awakens to the rhythm of a different drum.
JCVD – A stunning performance by JCVD in this emotionally rich story.