Monday, May 28, 2007

Refilling the Well

Had a chance to see two incredible movies this weekend, so I grabbed it. BABEL was the first. The performances were stunning and I really loved the story. The interconnectedness of the diverse cultures was lovely and the layers of the story captivated me. I loved the scenes in Morocco and Japan -- and Cheiko on the balcony was a revelation. However, I felt the ending pandered to the American audience, and that spoiled it the tiniest bit for me.

Yesterday I watched THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND. Stunning movie. Every time I see Forest Whitaker I am gobsmacked by his ability to inhabit the skin of his character. I kept having to remind myself that the story is based on a novel -- merely inspired by true events. The truth was in all likelihood much worse. Brilliant movie.

I highly recommend them both. And now -- I need to grab a few minutes to write.



Gerb said...

I haven't seen either of these yet - one of the disadvantages of being over here, I suppose, but I have heard great things about them. And I'm with you on Forest Whitaker. He's just brilliant.

kc dyer said...

It was a bit of a double-whammy to see them both in the same weekend, but when you get back home, I can tell you they are both well worth the watching!