Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Must-See Cinema

Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood, 2008)
*the final film in a trilogy that began with Unforgiven and continued with A Perfect World - Glenn Kenny

Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt, 2008)
*exercise in minimalist cinema about ultra-ordinary people. - Andrew Sarris

The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky, 2008)
*mickey rourke has an edge and a magnetism and a pure, sweet smile that surprises you. - Pauline Kael

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008)
*a big-budget studio film whose central theme is human mortality - Dave Kehr

Ashes of Time Redux (Kar Wai Wong, 2008)
*its about human disconnections; how we choose, for the sake of honour, love or greed, to avoid the physical present. - Mark Sinker
(Bytowne Cinema, 324 Rideau Street, 12/17)

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