2011 was a landmark year for cinema in my eyes. Shame,The Tree of Life,We Need to Talk About Kevin,Drive,A Separation,Take Shelter,Midnight In Paris,Martha Marcy May Marlene,Once Upon a Time in Anatolia,Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,Oslo, August 31st and The Kid with a Bike.
I would like to add a new entry to the list Detachment. As far as films about the teacher- student dynamics goes this one is one of the most powerful ever filmed on celluloid.
Frustration,Cynicism,anger,rebellion,intellectualism,nihilism all come together in a devastating combo.
Adrien Brody in probably the finest form of his life took my breath away.
The biggest asset has to the authentic one liners delivered with a punch to the stomach.
Who do we blame? The parents? The teachers? or the teenagers?
Tony Kaye's comeback film after American History has left me speechless.