Anita: Freida Mock’s profile of the woman who nearly brought down Clarence Thomas — and was brought down herself instead – was one of Susan‘s favorite films at Hot Docs; she’s just as high on it now that it’s starting its commercial run.
Breastmilk:Dana Ben-Ari’s documentary considers cultural attitudes towards breast feeding; Kiva finds it underwhelming.
Get On Up: Rad quite likes Chadwick Boseman as James Brown, though I get the sense he feels the performance deserved a better movie than Tate Taylor’s Godfather of Soul biopic. Which is kinda how I felt about Walk the Line, so maybe it’s a flaw within the genre?
Guardians of the Galaxy: Saw this a week ago, will be seeing it again tonight. Because it’s just that crazy, and just that good.
Magic in the Moonlight: I decided I didn’t need to see Woody Allen’s latest when I heard that Colin Firth’s character, an old-timey stage performer, plays an Asian mentalist. It’s within the movie, sure, but honestly? Life’s too short. Susan actually did go, and did not like what she saw.
The Zero Theorem: I am led to understand that last month’s NOW column about the straight-to-video destiny of Terry Gilliam’s latest head-spinner was a key factor in the push to convince Mongrel Media to release it theatrically after all. So, yay for me — but more importantly, yay for Gilliam, whose movies always demand a big screen and an engaged audience. Also, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton are hysterical in this — Swinton blatantly, and Damon more quietly so.
And there we are. Enjoy the long weekend!