We’ve seen some very enjoyable movies in the past couple of weeks.
Moon — see my earlier post.
Adventureland — coming of age in 1987 US — Jesse Eisenberg is excellent as the smart but naive literature student learning that love is painful.
Looking for Eric — Ken Loach’s cheering tender comedy in the gritty real world.
Mary & Max — a delightfully amusing claymation recreation of the true tale of the most odd couple — 8 year old suburban Australian Mary Daisy Dinkle and reclusive paranoid 44 year old jewish New Yorker Max Horovitz.
Limits of Control — am not sure how we’ve missed Jim Jarmusch before — this is surreal but beautifully filmed, well evoking aspects of Spain.
Departures — captivating — ‘beautifully performed character study’, ‘with grace and humanity’, ‘eloquent’.