Lars and the Real Girl
Each of us has something slightly poisoned in our head or our heart that we try to treat or cure, or otherwise deal with through an addiction, a distraction, foibles, or grand failures. That's why this movie affecting even though there's not really much to it. It was affecting, though.
Never thought you'd hear me say it, but Miami Vice is a pretty good movie. The opening sequence was downright mesmerizing. It gets a little less surprising after Sonny gets involved with the bad girl. And the soundtrack its pretty unfortunate. But it's WAY better than I would have expected. I kept reading that t was worth it, but I wouldn't have believed it was this interesting.
Letters from Iwo Jima
Beautiful. Sad. I started it at about 6am this morning, it was barley light outside when I finished. I got really lost in it. I surprised that the American soldiers are actually shown in a pretty poor light occasionally. It's totally worth seeing, though. Great performances and more than a few surprising character developments.