I've been on this big kick lately about watching lots of movies. I got this unlimited membership to CleanFlicks and am now averaging a movie every day to every other day. I have this goal of seeing as many as I can and then dropping the membership so I don't have to pay the fee. So far I've seen some really good films, too.
Good Films I've seen:
The Constant Gardner-it will make you think, make you cry, and want to save all the African children. Also interesting how the Brit libs are angry at Tony Blair over the same political points as US libs are at Bush
Elizabeth Town-Okay, this film is just cute. There is a really lame-o scene at the memorial ceremony where Susan Sarandon takes over everything and starts singing and dancing and it's just awful. The scene where the cousin sends a fiery flying dove into the audience almost makes up for it, though. Almost. But it was an overall feel good. Kinda like Garden State, but not so Indie, and Garden State was much better. But it's still an adorable film and worth a watch or two
In Her Shoes-Totally predictable chick flick, but still kinda cute
My Date With Drew-Completely awesome, he will make you believe!
Amistead-Words cannot describe the utter beauty of this film. The freedom of the human spirit rises up and soars to the highest mountains. Supior acting, marvelous script. Great movie, great cry.
I Heart Huckabees-One of the best movies ever! All-star cast (including Jude Law) This movie is total head-tripping brain candy with a comedic twist. Basically it makes you think about the theory of reality, coincidences, and all sorts of other deep and philosophic ideas, but it's also completely hilarious. Great actors, perfect roles for Lily Tomlin and Mark Wahlberg. Liked this one so much I think I want my own edited copy
Films I wouldn't recommend:
Amelie-I know this one is super popular for indie fans to just LUV, but (to me at least) it was actually slow and cheesy and I lost interest about a third of the way into it. I suspect some people say they just love it because it's a foreign film and they want to sound smart. But this film is actually a yawn.
2046-Beautiful cinematography, but depicts women as weak and needy. There's even a part where the main guy goes into a fantasy land and pretends women are androids. He also needs a hefty dose of sexual harrassment training.
That all the good and bad so far. I'm no Ebert, and these are just my opinions, but this is the way I see the world of Clean Flicks films right now.