Here is a list of recent films I saw while traveling and some thoughts on each.
- The Town - (5-stars) - MUST SEE!!! - I saw this awhile ago, but it is such a great film I am listing it so people go see it. It was directed by Ben Affleck and includes a great role by Jon Hamm as the FBI agent. I really think this film should at least be nominated for best picture.
- Get Low - (4.5-stars) - Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, and Bill Murray are all really great in this sleeper. This film is so good, I am shocked it has not received much buzz in the media. If Duvall and Murray don't get awards for this film, something is broken in Hollywood. Murray plays such a great character as the funeral director.
- Conviction - (3.5-stars) - Another sleeper, with Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. This is a true story of a working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.
- 127-Hours - (3-stars) - Another great film from Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later, The Beach) and one of my favorite actors of all time (James Franco - he was in my fav movie - Pineapple Express) is the lead and does a great job in this role.
I will post later some thoughts on other films I have seen recently.