Watched In Bruges. Really not too bad. The British do good gangster movies - not shy about violence, but also layers of introspection and classical tragedy elements. I recommend it, worth seeing.
Update: I've watched the movie a couple of times since writing this, it's quite good. See it.More
We watched Turtles Can Fly tonight. The story of Iraqi-Kurdish refugee children before, during, and just after the US invasion.
The movie is harsh. The life, the sheer numbers, and what they have to do to get by is just harsh.
The movie is well done; it's not preachy and …More
I had watched about half of There Will Be Blood, enjoyed it, but was surprisingly un-motivated to watch the rest. Tonight I finally watched the second half.
The first half of the movie is quite good, and Daniel Day-Lewis is fantastic. But the second half takes an unexpected turn and …More
Watched Pursuit of Happyness the other night. My wife summed it up beautifully: it's an Indian movie. That is: it's a monotone of bad, sad, down-on-your-luck, with a final redemeption.
This could've been a much better movie if they didn't maintain the monotone. Throw in a couple of ups and …More
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
I randomly picked up a collection of shorts by Vladimir Nabokov, this one. Just as randomly I selected a story, "A Russian Beauty".
This is one the most amazing shorts I've ever read. It's really quite incredible; it paints a rich, vivid picture of this lady's life …More