A superior cutaway of contemporary crime and the legal process whose cast keeps it engrossing even through the fatally mishandled climax. - ▲
As a dedicated and frequent re-watcher, The Ice Storm is one of two movies I re-watch every single year on a holiday. Not only because I think it's one of the most finely written films of all time and its Thanksgiving repast is one of the most subtly humorous and realistic of all time (and it always makes me think of another terrific Christina Ricci performance), but because it easily ranks among my favorite movies.
I've often heard it labeled 'too depressing' by my friends and family, but I don't find things that are beautiful depressing.