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.