Sunday, December 13, 2009

Best Films Of the Decade (7-5)

#7 Lost In Translation

I assumed most people would find this a charming film at the very least. It happens to be one of the most devisive films on the list. It is a love it or hate it movie that I fell for totally.

People have slowed down the film and used audio technology to try and figure out just what they are saying at the end. That's the whole point! Luckily, it remains a mystery. Must every film explain every darn thing to us?

Sometimes you meet the exact right person for the exact right moment.

"It is my favorite film ever, that I have appeared in." -Bill Murray

#6 Signs

M. Night Shyamalan does his best Hitchcock impression. It is funny, touching, and even deep.

"I cannot think of a movie where silence is scarier, and inaction is more disturbing." -Roger Ebert

#5 The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada

Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut.

The need for people to reach out to one another. The value of friendship in a state of such other loneliness. Grace. Redemption.

"Tommy Lee Jones wrote his Harvard thesis on Catholic writer Flannery O'Connor...
You'd swear Jones had uncovered the great lost Flannery O'Connor story and turned it into a movie." - John Hurst Christianity Today
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