Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Two on the Aisle?

I can't resist my very own movie list.

You'll see that most, if not all, are films that came out after 2000, mostly 2004/2008. Loads of stuff that won awards at Sundance, Cannes, etc.

Lots of foreign, German, Spanish, Almodovar, of course, an oddity from Israel/Egypt(imagine! "The Band's Visit"). A great Russian movie called, of all things, "The Italian", will break your heart and send you to heaven. All seem to be about real people, looking for what we're looking for.

Wonderful acting, totally non-formula. Really great American, English films too. I'm going to try to just list the flicks, but I may start making asides. We'll find out soon, how it goes.

Across the Universe

All About My Mother


Eastern Promises


The Hours

Intimate Strangers

Flags of our Fathers

The Italian

The Lives of Others

The Namesake

Pan's Labyrinth

Talk to Her (Almodovar)

Water (from India, maybe the most gorgeous film ever)


After the Wedding (Danish)


Away from Her

The Band's Visit

Bernard and Doris


The Counterfeiters

The Edge of Heaven

Gideon's Daughter

A History of Violence

The Illusionist

In Bruges

Into Great Silence (really, a monastery, a dedicated life)

La Vie en Rose

Little Miss Sunshine

The Lookout

Notes on a Scandal

The Queen

Rabbit-proof Fence

The Secret Life of Words



The Visitor


The Year My Parents Went on Vacation


Lust, Caution

Rescue Dawn

The Savages

Starting Out in the Evening

So what do you think?

I have plans for other lists....oh, stop me now....

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