Favorite four rotate depending on my mood.
There's nothing funny about PTSD and many veterans suffer from it (as I do.) Medication and family help to relieve the burden, but in this film the vet doesn't take the medication and he takes his daughter into his PTSD wandering. The film does a great job defining the situation and doesn't shy away from the problems and ultimately the resolutions. The first time I saw this film was in a theater and I was especially impressed by its realism…
10 years before this movie was released, a junior in high school, I spent weekends at the new coffeehouse downtown and read some “beat” poetry. My favorite:
I wish I had a mother/ I feel just like kicking her in the teeth/ but no, she’s in New York looking for my father/ who’s really in Africa hunting polar bears/ god, how I wish my father would come home and cut the grass before the tide comes in/ god how I…
Three dimensions: the movie, the production and crew filming the film, societal upheaval during the production. A wonderful construct and realized with a vengeance. Poetic. Symbolic imagery spanning four centuries, the gold of Columbus contrasted with the value of water in the modern world, religious zeal with corporate greed. A triumph! Memorable acting, fluid direction. Amazing.