Thursday, September 23, 2010

September Quickies

Swimming Pool (2003)***

Is Swimming Pool a tale of murder and revenge, or a clever parable about the creative process? Most critics agree this uneven film by Francois Ozon is about something….

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Moon (2009)***

Looks like 2001 and feels like Solaris, so if you liked either of those films you can probably make it through this one. At heart a mystery story, but you will likely figure out the solution long before the protagonists.

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Zift (2008)****

A black-and-white Bulgarian action film that’s violent, grungy and spews bodily fluids in all directions. Zift pays homage to classic Flim Noir by turning it into kitsch. Fun, in a vintage Coen Brothers sort of way.

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Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)**

A few old Green Acres scripts get recycled here, as city-slickers Carrie Bradshaw and Hugh Grant hide from a bad guy in Wyoming. Wilford Brimley has a bit part as a grumpy old man, if you can imagine such a thing. A chuckle here and there, but that’s about it.

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