March 23, 2013
Films funny, sad, serious, miserable or outrageous. Films of gritty realism or awe-inspiring image (like all that was good in the very uneven "Tree of Life". Films set in the present, past or future. Any film in any genre can impress me if the makers have some insight into - or at least making an honest & serious attempt to grapple with - the world we live in today and some aspect of what it is to be (or try tobe) a decent human being on planet Earth in the 21st century. I liked 'Lebanon' & 'Waltz with Bashir', but I also love 'Some Like It Hot'. Also up there are 'Magnificent Ambersons', 'Night of the Hunter' & 'Raging Bull'.(Watch the latter two back to back some time for an incredible experience.)
Mahdi Fleifel's 'A World Not Ours'
I'm Rebecca, life-long cinephile and sometime arts writer. Soft spot for Wes Anderson, though the quite lovely 'Moonlight Kingdom' didn't impress me as much as 'Royal Tanenbaums'. Favourite film of 2012: Farhadi's 'A Separation'. Proper photo soon.