Hey all, it's that time of the week again (Tuesday), so let's jump right in. My PICK OF THE WEEK is a film that is generating a bit of Oscar buzz for the lead performance. The film is:
Richard Jenkins is brilliant in this subdued character study. The movie is very good, but he is much more than that. See it for him alone, if nothing else.
-Also out worth a look is Gus Van Sant's latest film Paranoid Park, which is not his best film ever, but it's certainly very interesting, and Michael Moore's Slacker Uprising. He made the film available for free online for a few weeks, and while it's probably my least favorite of his "documentaries", it still makes a great point about the importance of the youth vote and is worth a look.
-Hitting shelves as well is The Happening, which spoiled a great concept and ended up being almost laughably bad, and You Don't Mess With The Zohan, which has its moments but overall is rather poor.
-My vintage pick is Do The Right Thing. My second favorite Spike Lee film (25th Hour holds the #1 spot), this Brooklyn set drama lays out the issues with race relations in a way that had never really been shown before. A worthwhile movie to watch in every sense of the word.
-What will you guys be watching this week?