Summarizing the movies I saw lately in (around) three words.
Take this waltz - funny, loose, hot (as in weather).
My week with Marilyn - dizzy, blond, sulky.
Wild - arid, stubborn, hollow.
Before I Disappear - amusing, quirky, grungy.
Revolutionary Road - confused, weary, somehow missing the target.
The Lincoln Lawyer - showy, edgy, heedful.
Holy Smoke - slow-ish, “seems to get caught in its own net”, naked.
Poetry - sentimental(ish), punchy, gracile.
The One I Love - a mix of everything. a bit crazy, careless.
The Lovers - Malle. Classy.
The Art of the Steal - or, how to get 20 billion with 10 million $. Barnes Foundation. Philadelphia
The Master - A bit scrambled. Very beautiful and perfectly acted.
Two Lives - Sad. Heartbreaking but angrily so. Hits under the belt.
Silver Lining - Could have been a bit shorter. Fun. Plot a bit wobbly.
Fading Gigolo - Woody Allen does Woody Allen. Turturro should only be an actor.
In A World - voice-over world, rather easy, fun.
The Shipping News - compressed, difficult. Needs the book first.
Frances Ha - New York, New York. Young. Hopeful.
Le Fils de l’Epiciere - quite OK, funny at times, pensive.
Little Miss Sunshine - have popcorn, will watch. And soda.
Walk the Line - Folsom prison blues. Thump, thump, thump…
Seraphine - nicely acted, true story. Almost.
Biutiful. “one of the best films you will never want to see again”
Alceste à bicyclette - story-line gaps,
Punch-Drunk Love - although… Sandler, funny, eccentric.
Ghandi - Lots of cotton being spun. Salt making. Fake blood.
Holy Motors - linear inception.
Brokeback Mountain - Green, lots of sheep, swift, visceral.
The French Connection - first part; the sequence should be better.
Depuis qu’Otar est parti - Georgia, old, sparkling, heartening.
Educating Rita - funny, old-school.
Inception - too wide a premise, volatile, fun to watch if you buy in.
Oldboy - smitten, 15 years!, crazy scenes, Oedipus in reverse.
Les 400 Coups - classy, classical, intimate.
Ladri di Biciclete - a collapsing world, a father-son odyssey.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide Through the Galaxy - 42, funny, mad.
There Will be Blood - sweaty, dusty, oily, deafeningly quiet, viperine.
Anna Karenina - the visible and the invisible, the play that is no play, though it comes comes across as a playful show.
The words - bad(ish), thin, poor.
Being Flynn - dark, rounceval, the story within a story from the point of view of the writer, the writer within the writer.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - another sort of Kubrick, of which I know little about.
Babel - Iñárritu, emotional, weary, almost Hollywood-ian.
Stories we Tell - a revelation.
Gerhard Richter Painting - red, yellow, green, smudge.
Sunshine cleaning - have popcorn. And soda.