Aug 30, 2004

3 short reviews of good films

GARDEN STATE
      Great tones of sweetness and irony. Graduate-esque about going off the medication and accepting sadness. Some excellent acting, music.

HERO
      Absolutly stunningly beautiful. Warriors learn stoicism, the power of martyrdom. Plus: music, go, calligraphy. Minus: crass American viewers.

COFFEE AND CIGARETTES
      The the of hip. Oversold to me (my own fault) but still very good. A fascinating basic self-subverting theme of comfort/awkwardness. Some excellent work. Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Jack White, etc. Minus: It's read hard to go to a diner after seeing this movie and not act very weird.