Merry Christmas to you all...three days late. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday...and wish you a joyous New Year ahead.
A quick and hasty update, with more detailed reviews forthcoming (some of which may occur on the ever-exciting, anxiously-awaited [!] Top Ten list)...
See Slumdog Millionaire...it is a revolutionary.
See Doubt...more on that very soon...
See Milk...it is a staggering work of art.
See Seven Pounds...if you engage your mind and open your heart, you will be moved.
See Marley and Me...and expect much more from this alleged "studio family fare" than most are giving it credit for.
Rent Man on Wire...and prepare to be amazed.
If you ever come upon the opportunity to see Synecdoche, New York, take it...you might hate it, but at least you will have a chance to process it, and it will stay in your mind for days.
Even the lesser films can work a little magic. Bedtime Stories is all concept, no execution...but there is a slight fanciful charm that eventually ingratiates itself into your heart. Yes Man at first seems merely pleasant and almost half-assed...but it hits its stride in the second act and keeps on going.
There's a lot out there this holiday season...more than I initially expected, and so much that even K and I haven't seen it all yet. Happy Holiday viewing...more soon...