Just when it seemed there would be no respite from the glut of bad
movies pouring into the multiplexes—and even the indie houses—we may all
rejoice. Beasts of the Southern Wild is not only the best movie of the year to date, it may be the best movie of the year, period.
There’s been griping that The Dark Knight Rises doesn’t
reach the heights of The Dark Knight; that the villain, Bane (Tom
Hardy), is no Joker, who thrived on chaos and was therefore the scariest
bad guy of all.
If you don’t know the name Paul Williams, you’ll recognize his songs. This
is the man behind “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “The Rainbow Connection”
and Barbra Streisand’s smash, “Evergreen,” to name a few.
Bela Tarr’s 'The Turin Horse' is powerful and bleak
There are movies that feature difficult lives shrouded in adversity.
There are movies that feature good people struggling through hard times.
Then there is The Turin Horse,
a movie that portrays lives that are not just difficult, but lives
rooted in an existential despair so profound it’s difficult to watch.