Moonrise Kingdom is a great film. Believe it or not its the first feature for both of the lead children. It’s a simple teen love story with a lot of interesting layers as you meet each character. Best movie I’ve seen this year, and I hope more people get the chance to enjoy it.
The Master- Can’t wait to see this.
The Tree of Life- From all the reviews and dinosaur talk I didn’t think this film had any chance to be good. I was wrong. It does get a little artsy, but it’s still a great film about human relationships. It’s wonderfully shot, and has great acting. Malick probably should have taken out the Sean Penn parts, but nothing is perfect.
Notes on my movie collection
Voltaire at the National Gallery. When I walked up to it, I thought he reminds me of the old pervert from Family Guy.
I had the chance to hear Senator Yvonne Miller speak, and she won me over instantly. I don’t believe in too many politicians, but her words touched me. It wasn’t what she said, but the sincerity and ease in which the words flowed. She seemed to be a deeply spiritual woman, with deep convictions, and desire to change her community. Politics needs more people like her, and she’ll be sorely missed in the Virginia General Assembly.