Recent Movies

by Berck

Out of Order was apparently a Showtime TV series that didn’t make it. The pilot was released on DVD disguised as a movie. Eric Stoltz, who has apparently been in everything, starred. He was also in a couple of my favourite movies– Bodies, Rest & Motion as well as Kicking & Screaming. This in spite of the fact that I don’t much like him. In any case, Out of Order the movie, er pilot, er DVD is quite good. There were apparently a few episodes as well, but they don’t appear to be available as of yet. I really enjoyed it– it’s the sort of movie I would like to rent all the time but of which they don’t seem to make too many.

Radio is a fairly well-done example of that grand tradition of PG feel-good family movies.

Pieces of April was better than I thought it would be, although I didn’t have many expectations, renting it only because Magnetic Fields did the soundtrack. It wasn’t wonderful, but I’d give it a solid B+.

Napoleon Dynamite managed to be the weirdest movie I’ve ever seen without being remotely deep or complicated. It’s just there. And proud of it.

We watched all of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Decalogue. Intense, well done, cinematically fascinating for having been shot on video. I don’t know that I can recommend them. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that all together it’s 10 hours long, and any one of them will give you enough to think about for a week.

Dopamine wasn’t bad, but wasn’t great either.

Master and Commander was a grandiose and pathetic waste of money.

The Five Obstructions is definitely one of those films that went out on a limb which broke causing the film to die with a rather uninteresting thud.

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