Flicks anyone?

A few flicks:

Departures —What can a cellist do when the symphony goes bust? Even when predictable it satisfies immensely on multiple levels. Some of the images are delicious. Some reminded me of  The Road Home. 

Paris— Love stories? Then catch it. The views of the city are wonderful all by themselves.  The ‘main’ man is a subtle ‘wonder’ of loving life.

A Serious Man–A seriously twisted and scary rendition of Job story via Murphy’s Law pie plate.  Darkly comic yet painful too.

Coco Before Chanel– If you adore Audrey Tautou, then indulge in this pre-liberated woman feature.  Keep the context of historical time period in mind and then Coco’s ‘rise’ takes on certain serious meanings. Otherwise you’ll miss some crucial points about women and men and culture entirely.

The Horse Boy –One family’s dealing with autism. Powerful and moving in perhaps unexpected ways.  The audience seemed to hold its breath throughout the entire movie. Perhaps they were considering their own experiences with autism–which seems to be on the ‘rise’.


  1. December 13, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I’m planning on seeing “A Serious Man”. It seems to have sharply divided the critics, so it must be interesting.

    • December 14, 2009 at 3:53 am

      LOL–oh it’s ‘interesting’–and painful at times depending on your threshold for OUCH.

  2. December 13, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Autism is now 1 child in 90 (greater for boys – more like 1 in 60). I must see the Horse Boy. My poem Mercury Rising is about this issue, though I don’t think that pollution is the only reason for a greater incidence of autism. http://gabriellebryden.wordpress.com/2009/08/22/mercury-rising-autism-hour/
    Some of it is just greater awareness and increased diagnosis.

    • December 14, 2009 at 3:52 am

      Hi Gabrielle! I was hoping you would visit and comment on autism. There is discussion of possible causes of autism in the film. Several experts appear again and again to give their thoughts on issues. The approach that this family takes is quite out of the ordinary–and raises some very interesting questions about the entire concept of ‘normal’. I wonder what you will think of their experience and choices.

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