I put this list up before the Academy Awards night & also at a time when I had only seen about 1/2 of the movies on the list. Now that I've watched 4/5 of them, I'm reordering the list based on preferential basis. It's subjective and according to what I like about the film. Nothing to do with who won what. So, here it goes...
Enjoyed this movie very much. It's one that I'd consider to be great for the family. Healthy film of a real story. Sandra Bullock certainly looked great in this one and the rapport between her and the family members are excellent!
See the full review, "Family ties".
I was quite surprised I ended up liking this picture. It's low budget as one can tells from early in the show. But it has a human vs alien touch to it that one ended up rooting for those ugly aliens! Somewhat like Avatar in that sense. Avatar aliens are a lot prettier though ;-)
It was enjoyable enough but a bit too cruel and bloody for my taste. I never did understand war anyway. It's like a man's toy and way to kill boredom, if you ask me. Other than that, Brad Pitt did put up a reasonably good performance. The film does have a nice glow and touch to it, I must admit. I guess it ought to go for the Cinematography award instead although I know a lot of Lunchers will root for this film.
One of 2009 most acclaimed films which had won quite a few awards. A war thriller. Nominated for 9 Academy Awards! Wow!!! As many as Avatar! Film was shot in Jordan and I was actually there in 2009! Just watched this and I must say it's a man's movie and the male species probably can appreciate it more than I ever will. I learn one thing though... & it is not that war is drug. It is war is the saddest thing on earth! No matter who wins, there is no real winner here. It may have been a necessary evil but it's the most depressing thing to watch & to know that in another part of the world, people are living hell!
About a man finding balance in life & understanding the world around him. Larry Gopnik is deep in trouble though no fault of his own and since this is a comedy, it might be interesting to see how he copes especially if you're having problems of your own to deal with. I've just watched this movie since the list been up a day or two ago. Nope, don't like it. I simply couldn't relate, very unlike the next one.
I haven't seen and have no inclination to see this movie. A British movie about a girl studying for "A" Levels involving herself with older man who's of questionable character. She ended breaking up with him after finding out his fishy deals but then went off with another boy again? Well, if that's how I read correctly the plot it's not my cup of tea at all!