Last night was Oscar night I attended an Oscar soiree to enjoy the awards and take part in a little friendly wager. The Oscars are a lot more interesting when there is money involved! The awards reminded me of the movies I need to see and with Kate Winslet’s acceptance speech fresh on my mind, “The Reader” is first on my list.
On that note, Michelle and I have compiled a list of movies we’ve seen recently that were NOT mentioned at the Academy Awards, were not all made in 2008, but were all EXCELLENT.
Towelhead – Absolutely compelling. I couldn’t get this movie out of my head for days.
XXY – a beautiful and brave story that you could only see from an independent film
Volver – very entertaining! Shows the unity of women and an excellent performance from Penelope Cruz. LOVE it.
Bella – a endearing story of love
Frauleine – a interesting interaction that lets us explore more about two women and their everyday lives – GREAT characters
Lust, Caution – sexual, violent, deceitful and loving. an excellent movie.
The Squid and the Whale – hilarious story about a typical dysfunctional family. Cast couldn’t be more perfect.
Smart People – very funny with unexpected twists – much better than this poster design. i promise.
Manufactured Landscapes – a fantastic documentary with stunning imagery of man-made material and debris in China from the Industrial Revolution. Highly recommended.