Five New Movies That Helped Get Me Through The Blackout

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I was so desperate for any entertainment--and for the chance to see something with illumination, heat, and a bathroom in the rear--that I adored every single film I saw during the blackout.

Maybe when sanity returns, I'll re-evaluate them--for most of them, it's too soon to serve any critical judgment anyway--but for now, I can definitely recommend something about all of these:

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ANNA KARENINA. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. We're talking downright krasivaya.

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ARGO. A terrific ensemble delivers the period goods, which manage to satirize Hollywood while capturing world politics--and facial hair.

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AMOUR. A heartbreaking story of an old man (Jean-Louis Trintignant) who suddenly becomes caregiver for his ailing wife (Emmanuelle Riva). Potent stuff.

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LINCOLN. Not since ET has Spielberg delivered a strong-jawed creature with such dignity. Very good acting here. And again, the facial hair!

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You just saw the making of "The Birds" on HBO. Well, this one's about the making of "Psycho"--a film that Hitchcock was almost alone in wanting produced. Someday we might even get the making of "Hitchcock"!

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4 comments
dsmith9949
dsmith9949

Looking forward to Bond....James Bond.

ladybug9
ladybug9

Love the Lincoln/ET compraison.

 

But \Keira Knightley can act?

blissbaby
blissbaby

Sounds lie a very good year!

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