Saturday, April 7, 2012

Top Seven Films of March, 2012

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Working Girl (1988, Mike Nichols)
Pygmalion meets All About Eve.

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Desert Flower (2009, Sherry Horman)
The inspiring real life story of Waris Dirie, a girl who rose from being a girl in a small Somalian village to a supermodel. It's not as cheesy as it sounds. The film was very moving.

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Margaret (2011, Kenneth Lonergan)
I had been looking forward to this film probably since 2000, when I saw Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me. Margaret also has the same depth and great performances from Anna Paquin, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Damon, Matthew Broderick, and more.

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Yi ge dou bu neng shao/Not One Less (1999, Yimou Zhang)
In a day and age where people give up at the drop of a hat, this is an inspiring tale of a substitute teacher who went through great lengths to find a student who had to drop out of school.

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Les roseaux sauvages/Wild Reeds (1994, André Téchiné)
Definitely André Téchiné's best film.

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Dogfight (1991, Nancy Savoca)
This film is relatively unknown, but it floored me nonetheless. It is unique, while capturing the time period perfectly. I don't want to ruin anything, but I recommend it heartily.

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A Taste of Honey (1961, Tony Richardson)
Definitely my favorite Tony Richardson movie. About a young woman seeking her independence.

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