movie catch up

Yesterday we went to see Far from Heaven. I have to say I was reluctant to see it, despite listening to a fairly intriguing interview with Director Todd Haynes on NPR and despite all the rave reviews. I just thought it would be preachy, but I was wrong. The movie was actually quite good. It’s done entirely from a 1950s point of view (including the score and the credits–all very “Imitation of Life”) and Julianne Moore kicks ass. I didn’t even mind Dennis Quaid. Go see it before it leaves theatres.
Already saw Talk to Her, which we liked. Pure Almodovar. Also saw Gangs of New York and was blown away by Daniel Day-Lewis, but not by much else. I couldn’t believe Scorsese spent a year editing the damn thing and still couldn’t get the pacing right. The last 1/3 of the movie is completely compressed to contain much of the conflict and denouement.
Still to see: Chicago, The Hours, Catch Me If You Can (I didn’t want to see this one, but Alex wants to, so I guess I’ll be convinced to go…)

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One Response to “movie catch up”

  1. hiker Says:

    Catch Me If You Can was very fun. The Hours was amazing, although very sad. Next stop, Chicago.

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