Saturday, September 23, 2006

Rundown for September

Actress of the Month: Audrey Tautou
Absolutely wonderful in "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain", she cemented her presence this month with movies like, "Les Poupées Russes" and "Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles". I'm looking to add "L'Auberge Espagnole" and "A la folie...Pas du Tout". Bravo to Audrey.

DVD Purchase of the month: "United 93"
Amazingly touching movie. This could have been made in worse ways (read cheesy and overly dramatic) but ended up to be subtlely done. A movie to see if not just to remember that sometimes, we can stand together and take the most selfless of decisions.

DVD Rental of the month: "Hard Candy"
Gripping and not all that subtle, Hard Candy was still an interesting character studies written by Brian Nelson. Hard watch for some, Nelson could have certainly gone overboard with this little movie and instead remained on with enough to make you 'tastefully' wince. Ellen Page gave an incredible performance. Way to go, Ellen. I will be watching your ascent.

Movie of the month: "The Illusionist"
It hasn't been a great month for me and so catching features here and there, the only one that sticked in my mind for the past month was Edward Norton's performance in "The Illusionist". Always thought Norton to be one of those actors to watch again and again...He didn't prove me wrong this time around.

Music/Song of the month: "Hurt" performed by Johnny Cash.
I've written about that song in a previous post. Up to you to look through the archives.