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Just ok. Very well done technically - an actual silent film, but I was expecting something a little more dramatic.
A very strange film which some people hated. But I thought it was fascinating. A great performance by Kirsten Dunst, unlike anything she's ever done. An element of science fiction, a planet called Melancholia on a collision course with earth, underlies the story. It's an obvious allusion to the mental state of the main character, but as far as I'm concerned, the director pulled it off. Much better, I thought, than Tree of Life, which also had metaphysical intimations, but was simply boring and pedantic.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Based on John Le Carre's novel. Excellent, great acting, but demanding plot.
Great country music and performance by Jeff Bridges. The story was as tired as some of the worn out dives where his character, a washed out country singer, performs, but still worth seeing. Maggie Gillynhall as a love interest was grossly miscast.
UP IN THE AIR
A surprisingly wonderful performance by George Clooney. The film is timely and has an edge in this tough economic and emotional climate.
Spectacular!! See in IMAX, 3D
Indie film rented from Netfix. VERY quirky, don't expect a Hollywood blockbuster! German woman stranded in the dessert meets up with an odd assortment of characters, including a Hollywood set painter played by Jack Palance!