Monday, January 22, 2007

If You Don't Like Happy Endings . . .

Try these two movies.

The Last King of Scotland and Children of Men.


  1. I've heard they are both excellent movies. Do you recommend them?

  2. Well, Last King of Scotland, I've always liked Forest Whittaker, but this performance seems to be a lot of yelling and eye rolling. A more interesting performance comes from the young white guy in the picture. An altogether, creepy, depressing film - a documentary with sex.

    Children of Men is interesting in the subtle filmmaking techniques screenwriters should pay attention to. A lot goes on in the background that advances the story and contributes to mood. A downer film even though some reviews say there is an uplifting ending. Go figure.


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