Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Movies of the Month

Fall semester has begun and everything around me is working its way through the season. Red Oak trees and Black squirrels are getting used to the fall issue of Princeton city.

I saw two movies in the last two weeks. Hollywoodland (2006) directed by Allen Coulter a mystery about the ambiguous death of the first television Superman, George Reeves. The drama becomes more interesting by its powerful performances from Ben Affleck, Diane Lane and Adrien Brody.

And Little Miss Sunshine (2006) is perhaps the best movie of the year. It is Co-directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris both of them worked together before. It tells a hilarious story in a well-defined structure that reminds me of J. D. Salinger plus an extra shade of happiness. It is a must-see movie.


Reel Fanatic said...

I definitely agree with you about Little Miss Sunshine being among the best movies of this year .. with Hollywoodland, however, I found it to breakable into two distinct halves .. the biopic half with Ben and Diane was brilliant, but the noir half where they vaguely explored the possibilities surrounding Reeves' death just failed for me

TAMESHK said...

I think you're right about the Hollywoodland being shaky in the detective part since Reeves’ death was and is a mystery. But what amazed me were the performances specially Ben’s and Adrien Brody’s: after the Pianist he has not been great.