Mary and Max is one of the most moving movies I have seen in a long time. Very few movies make you care about the characters as much as this one does and even fewer have an ending that will stick with you as well as Mary and Max's ending will. The movie achieves this by using the letters to give you perspective on the Character's backgrounds. The Director/Writer (Adam Elliot) and Narrator (Barry Humphries) both do an excellent job in presenting the characters in a very charming, matter of fact way that that makes the characters and the ending all the more meaningful.
This is a wonderfully dark comedy. I never expected to have such a melancholy type of movie to cheer up the way this one did. If you are in least bit interested in dark humor, than you need to watch Wrist Cutters A Love Story
Cashback is a very interesting comedy with funny characters, great dialogue, and has excellent use of art throughout. While it can verge on pretentious and even slightly perverted at times, this is still an excellent movie for any fan of smart comedy.
This movie is rife with tension and drama and everything is pulled off extremely well. Jeff Bridges steals the show as Rooster Cogburn and the rest of the actors feed off of him extremely well. The dialogue can be a bit stilted and forced, and True Grit does fall into cliched territory at times, but make no mistake, this is a fantastic movie and you would be doing yourself a disservice by missing it.
The Parking lot movie is a very interesting take on the American working class, as well as a funny story about a group of friends with a seemingly crappy job. The people are delightful, the boss is wonderfully eccentric, and the movie as a whole is both funny and oddly humbling. If you have any interest in documentaries, than be sure to watch The Parking Lot Movie.
I have never seen an action movie that is such a masterful piece of art. Oldboy isn't just a fantastic "action" movie. It's one of the greatest movies that I have ever seen. There are multiple conflicts within our troubled protaganist and the ending is top notch. Usually, here I would say something like, If you like action movies than you owe it to yourself to watch Oldboy but honestly, if you like art or movies in general, than you need to watch Oldboy.
Red State just doesn't deliver on it's promises and that's a shame, because their was a lot of potential here. You have an excellent actor in John Goodman and a premise that deals with religion in a way that isn't seen all that often in theaters. Sadly though, this movie is just to poorly executed. Kevin Smith's heavy handed approach in dealing with the subject matter, his poor casting decisions, and the complete lack of any likable characters absolutely ruined what could have been an excellent film.
Oldboy won movie of the week because I have never seen anything like it. I would highly recommend this to just about anyone... If they aren't apposed to reading subtitles, that is.
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