23 June 2012

Movie week, days 4, 5, and 6

Love Crime [ 3/5 | IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes ]

Quiet film of psychological torture and murder. Even though you see where everything is going, it's a well-structured revenge film.

Fantastic Mr. Fox [ 5/5 | IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes ]

Like I said, ads for Moonrise Kingdom was prompting me to re-watch this. Not on On Demand or Netflix, but Amazon had it for rent. The creativity in this film makes me jealous. In chase or dance scenes, their wiry forms dance across the screen like script. The hand motions the characters use while talking are sometimes interpretable as natural gestures but just as often as made-up animal corollaries.

Good Will Hunting [ 4/5 | IMDB | Rotten Tomatoes ]

As with Monday's Shawshank Redemption, I'm probably the last person in the world to see this film. The Hobo Genius can be a tired trope, but the writing for the relationships rose above it. It's a movie of pairs, most involving Will but one--professor and psychiatrist--notably external.

[ posted by sstrader on 23 June 2012 at 10:20:06 AM in Movie week ]