|Originally posted by LAdazeNYnights |
absolutely! it's in my top 10 for the year as well
I must say tho - I watched Meek's Cutoff recently (I think you had that in yours) and wasn't too impressed. Some of the backdrops were gorgeous, and the set choices in general were great. Many of the scenes were really well crafted, but I simply saw it as being a 'good' movie that I'd probably recommend to a friend but not bother returning to for some time and only if something reminds me of it.
The other day I watched The Guard and reallllly enjoyed it as well. After the first twenty minutes I was thinking "holy fuck is this a martin mcdonagh work that I'm somehow unfamiliar with???" and then learned it was his brother. Awesome! Four or five years ago I read a piece in The New Yorker about Mcdonahgh's plays and was intrigued so I bought the two books of his work that I could find. Then, out of nowhere to me, a few years later In Bruges came out. And it was good. Guard wasn't quite as good, or as quick-witted, but it had some real gems and I loved how it was structured.
I'm itching to see Drive. Gosling has proven to be so much more awesome of an actor than I ever gave him credit for
for the movie Drive, Gosling was good, but you would probably be more impressed with Albert Brooks. Bryan Cranston("Breaking Bad") was good, but Brooks stole the show for me, especially the final 40 minutes of the movie.
I was fortunate enough to watch Meek's Cutoff in the theater the proper way. I have read some reviews of it where some theaters did not show movie the way it was supposed to be intended as an old early 19th century western film with the orangish-yellowish texture, and the visible frame (can't think of the term of it at the moment, and the type of projector). I did see the film in that fashion, which is one of the reasons why i loved it. Your reasons also sold me, but the big one that got me hyped about the movie was the ending. a great way to end the movie. some may disagree, but it is a perfect depiction of the old travelers of the West who didn't know where they were going, and had to trust strangers for guidance.