A documentary which gives a fascinating insight into the ten week goodwill tour of South America made by Walt Disney and a group of his artists in 1941. Great production values and I couldn’t get enough of the archival footage. However the back stories of the family members giving their recollections of the time did not add anything. I felt like there was so much more to be gained and as such it’s really only of value to Disney fans.
Essential Killing 2010
If you’ve spanned as much time as I have watching Vincent Gallo then you’ll know his acting style is frequently constructed of minimal dialogue and authentic anguish. In Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski’s latest film these talents are well suited as Gallo plays a man on the run who is taken to the physical limits in order to survive. It’s only a minor plot point that he plays a Taliban terrorist fighter, the real story is about instinct, isolation and one man’s struggle in uninhabitable surroundings.
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil 2010
Preppy college kids clash with West Virginian hillbillies in a dilapidated mountain cabin. Shaun of the Dead Snow? A brilliant role-reversal parody.
A Separation 2011
The critics are largely unanimous that this is the film of the year. I find no cause for dispute - this is an exceptionally well made and thought provoking family drama. While the core thread of the story may be considered somewhat unique to Iran the, themes of morality and virtues are universal. The tagline ‘ugly truth, sweet lies’ really captures the essence of a film that goes further than simply explore the cultural roles within modern Iranian society, it…