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Join Date: Sep 2008
Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Milk - **** (9/10)
- 2008 drama based around the story of Harvey Milk, starring Sean Penn, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, directed by Gus Van Sant. It is one of the most powerful scripts of the year, and easily some of the best performance work. Harvey works his way up, building his reputation through the San Francisco gay community, much to the disdain of many, like supervisor Dan White played perfectly by Brolin. It is a strong and well-told story, moved at an excellent pace, and Van Sant finally makes his masterpiece.
The Kid Stays in the Picture - **** (9/10)
- 2002 documentary about Robert Evans. A lot of people don't know this guy, but he was a producer for Paramount, behind huge hits like Rosemary's Baby, The Godfather, Chinatown, etc. He had kind of a sad life, losing the love of his life to Steve Mcqueen, getting in drug issues, getting blacklisted by the death of a future partner, but overall, he was largely successful, and like he said, he wouldn't change any of it for the world, because he did what he loved. Great style to this, narrated by him, extremely interesting.
Let the Right One In - **** (9/10)
- 2008 horror/drama about a young boy Oskar who gets picked on in school, and meets a young girl and builds a strong bond with her, only to find out that she is a vampire. It is a beautiful film, done with great style and with a strong realistic impression. Vampire films that work along with realism are my personal favorites, and this one does a very good job of doing so. Even though we shouldn't feel sympathetic for the vampire, and we shouldnt really feel that way for Oskar, we do. It is a very pretty flick that should be seen by all vampire fans and fans of foreign films.
The Lookout [re-watch] - ***1/2 (8/10)
- 2007 thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It is one of the most underrated films of last year. It is extremely well-written, and the acting is near perfection. Levitt plays a former hockey player who was in an accident and now has a serious head injury to the point he constantly falls asleep and can't properly sequence. He is seduced by a beautiful woman and befriended by a former schoolmate, and it turns out they want to rob the bank where he works. There is a lot of suspense, and it is told with fantastic detail, and there is a solid and exciting half hour.
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