Wednesday, November 29, 2006

What I over the last couple of weeks

The Departed: I saw this again in the theater and if it was still playing in my small town I'd see it again. This is my favorite movie of the year. I love a movie (however absurd) that has such colorful supporting character moments. For instance, I loved the scene where Dicaprio shot the guy in the leg and the guy started complaining that he hasn't gone into shock. This character was in the movie for a minute and half but he was incredibly memorable. Supporting characters is the secret to a good movie. That's the reason I loved Four Brothers so much. And that's why I love movies from the thirties and forties more than the movies of today. They have better supporting characters.

Breathless: This is my second Godart movie. I really enjoyed it. I'm going to search out more.

Manhattan: This is a pretty good Woody Allen movie but I prefer his funnier, lighter stuff. A little Woody Allen goes a long way for me, so I'm good for another year.

An Inconveniant Truth: Scary and effective. But like all end-of-the-world doom tracts it made me shrug my shoulders. I just don't trust dire predictions. Anyway, I suppose I don't have a car so it didn't make me feel guilty. If I had a private jet, perhaps I'd sell it.


Blogger Jordan said...

just watched inconvenient truth last week and i liked it. i thought it was educational and entertaing. i've always wondered why the environmental issue is one that's so divided on political party lines. it seems obvious that people would want the earth's resources longer than shorter.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Bryan Summers said...

I agree that environmental issues shouldn't be divided on party lines. (Although I believe that about most issues.) I must admit I'm a lot more sceptical about environmentalism after watching Pen and Teller's Bullsh*t. Especially the episode about recycling.
I used to be a gung ho environmentalist.
Now I just think any environmental policy needs vigorous debate.

12:18 AM  

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