Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Five Films to Check Off the “Must See List” By the End of March
Posted by Courtney Small
After successfully completing last month’s list, I figured it was time to finally remove another five random films from my personal “must see” list. While not all of them may be considered cinematic gems, here is what is on tap for the coming month:
Battle Royale – This is one of those films where I think it will be hard to live up to the hype. For eleven years now I have kept hearing that Battle Royale is a film that I must see. Many found it disturbing, while others simply thought it was awesome. I think it is time to finally see what all the fuss is about.
Bright Star – A co-worker recently offered to lend me a copy of Bright Star. Seeing as it was a film I had been procrastinating on for a while now, I could not pass it up.
The White Ribbon – I have mention several times on this blog that Michael Haneke is a director who always evokes some sort of reaction out of me. As a result, any film he makes is an automatic must see for me. The White Ribbon has been a film I have been meaning to watch for over a year, so it is time to finally check it off the list.
I Killed My Mother – Xavier Dolan’s latest film Heartbeats was released in U.S. theatres last week. Although the film has received critical acclaim, I have held off seeing it until I catch the young Canadian director’s semi-autobiographically debut I Killed My Mother. Despite the horror film sounding title, I Killed My Mother is more of a coming of age tale about a gay teen who is at odds with his mother. Judging by the praise I have heard for both films it sounds like Dolan may be one of our country’s next great directors.
Bronson – This film has been on the list for a few years now, but it recently got bumped up a few pegs after seeing Tom Hardy’s scene stealing work in Inception. Although Hardy was good in Layer Cake and Scenes of a Sexual Nature, everyone keeps telling me that Bronson is the film where he truly shines.