11 September 2008

Previous 10: 11 September

Things didn't fare nearly as well this time around. Even the best entry out of all ten, Snow Angels, failed to move me like the director did with George Washington, but I've come to expect that maybe that film was David Gordon Green's finest hour.

La Crème

Snow Angels - dir. David Gordon Green - USA - Warner Independent - with Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Michael Angarano, Amy Sedaris, Jeanetta Arnette, Olivia Thirlby, Griffin Dunne, Nicky Katt

Les Autres

Baby Mama - dir. Michael McCullers - USA - Universal - with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Sigourney Weaver, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Steve Martin, Maura Tierney

The Fall - dir. Tarsem - India/UK/USA - Roadside Attractions - with Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek, Daniel Caltagirone, Marcus Wesley, Jeetu Verma, Leo Bill

Finding Amanda - dir. Peter Tolan - USA - Magnolia - with Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Maura Tierney, Steve Coogan, Peter Facinelli

Help Me Eros - dir. Lee Kang-sheng - Taiwan - Strand Releasing - with Lee Kang-sheng, Jane Liao, Dennis Nieh, Ivy Yi

In Search of a Midnight Kiss - dir. Alex Holdridge - USA - IFC Films - with Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds, Brian McGuire, Kathleen Luong, Twink Caplan

The Bad!

Ben X - dir. Nic Balthazar - Netherlands/Belgium - Film Movement - with Greg Timmermans, Marijke Pinoy, Laura Verlinden, Pol Goossen, Titus De Voogdt, Maarten Claeyssens

Ice Blues - dir. Ron Oliver - USA - here! Films - with Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Daryl Shuttleworth, Sherry Miller, Nelson Wong, Brittney Wilson

Then She Found Me - dir. Helen Hunt - USA - ThinkFilm - with Helen Hunt, Colin Firth, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick, Ben Shenkman, Lynn Cohen

What We Do Is Secret - dir. Rodger Grossman - USA - Peace Arch - with Shane West, Bijou Phillips, Rick Gonzalez, Noah Segan, Ashton Holmes, Tina Majorino


filmbo said...

I really need to see Snow Angels, glad to see it may not be as bad as I heard.

Joe said...

It's not great by any stretch, but I think its bleakness is the cause of much of the negative feel around it.