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  • Chef

    Chef

    ★★★½

    Chef is a great looking movie and well acted and directed by Jon Favreau. I loved the locations once the road trip part of the movie got going and the food cinematography also worked quite well. I thought the pacing and script were a little off after it was all said and done. It took long time to get going in the beginning, and some characters that seemed important got dropped and never returned. It didn't quite stick the landing…

  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    ★★★★

    "Jim and Andy" is a look into Jim Carrey's immersion into the role of Andy Kaufman in Milos Forman's "Man on the Moon." This is done through behind the scenes archive footage never before seen until now, intermixed with interview footage of Jim Carrey, and clips of some some of his other movies while he relates to their plots and his characters with voiceover. He talks about about not just that time doing that film, but his entire career and…

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  • Biutiful

    Biutiful

    ★★★★★

    Week 2 of the 2nd Letterboxd Film Festival.

    After this second viewing, Biutiful will remain atop my top films of 2010. I actually a little hesitant to watch it because lately some films with longer run times have seemed tedious to me. Well, once I got a few scenes into Biutiful I was hooked again. I wasn't just going to watch half and then the other half the next night. The two and a half hours flew by. Something about…

  • The Imposter

    The Imposter

    ★★★★★

    The Imposter is such an incredible documentary as it has the following key elements: a compelling real life story, well-acted and stylized reinactments to bring the interviews to life, and delicately crafted editing, sound design, and cinematography. The title character in this story of a con-man who takes the identity of missing children is presented not as an antagonist, but as a character on equal footing with the others who are interviewed - the family members of missing Nicholas, and…