Filed under: Movie Review
Well we are back from our little get-away to California. I must say if it wasn’t for the traffic and $4.20/gal for gas, I think I would love to live near the San Diego area. It is absolutely beautiful, and I could definitely get used to 60-75 degrees year round! Especially since it is actually snowing in Maine right now!
While out relaxing in CA I was able to get some sunshine and catch up on some reading that I have wanted to do for months and months. I was pumped about that.
What was also cool was on the flight out there, they showed True Grit on the plane. While I haven’t taken a flight where a movie was provided in a long time, somehow I don’t remember them playing recent Oscar nominees!
This was a movie that was very high on my list, as I am a big Coen brothers fan. Not too mention Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon (though the Adjustment Bureau looks kinda lame). Anyway, it was awesome. The Coens never disappoint (though I didn’t see Burn After Reading), and this is certainly right up there with Fargo and The Big Lebowski.
I really don’t think I have a single complaint about the entire movie, I enjoyed the whole thing immensely. There weren’t even many traditionally-Coen snarky moments or comments, which a part of me missed because I greatly enjoy them, but it made this particular movie more effective in my mind.
If you are in the mood for an all-around great movie – good story, good directing, good acting, action, drama and character development, then this would be an excellent choice.
Now we also watched Black Swan one morning while we there (it was a little rainy out). This is classic Darren Aranofsky to me. His movies are certainly not for everyone.
He is a master at making you uncomfortable, and at also never letting you know what is real and what is a figment of the main character’s imagination. Black Swan does this particularly well.
Natalie Portman, the entire cast really, was fantastic. The story was riveting. The directing was brilliant. It was an incredible and well done movie. Having said that though, it is not the kind of movie that you will want to watch again and again. It is a movie you admire more than love.
If any of you have seen Pi or Requiem for a Dream, you will know what I mean. The Wrestler is probably the lone exception. I never saw the Fountain, so I can’t comment on that one. If you enjoy well made movies, definitely watch Black Swan as it is worth seeing, just don’t expect to feel like a normal human being afterwards.
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