Movie I am Looking Forward to Watching:

The Boxtrolls

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Animation can beautiful. Stop-motion animation is brilliant. I believe people fail to realize everything, absolutely everything, must be brought to life from hand in stop-motion animation. The weeds sprouting through the cobblestone cracks. The wrinkles and folds of the characters. The fire that burns and the water that flows. As the artists and designers hold these pieces in their hands, they are breathing life into these forms so that we may see them alive on the screen. The Boxtrolls remind me of The Borrowers, under-dwelling beings who are not understood by the humans above and Hugo, mechanical elements and the exposure of secrets.

Another Movie I am Looking Forward To:

Pride

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What draws me to Pride, is a storyline I have never heard of: a gay and lesbian group, coming to the aid of a mining town that suffers banishment and ridicule, all too familiar with the gay community. Pride appears to have with just enough comedic relief to push the story forward and keep the audience engaged, while erring on the side of drama and spurring musings of why we treat others who we falsely think are beneath us.

A Movie I want to see that is too Far Away:

Lilting

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Lost in translation, but multiplied ten-fold. In Lilting, a Cambodian-Chinese mother meets the significant other of her recently departed son, who is a man. As a woman of traditional values, she is reluctant to hear the words of the man who loved her son. Language merely hinders their ability to understand one another, as we know, there are other means to feeling. From what I have seen, this film documents a transformative relationship, but also provides a visually engaging performance.

Theatrical Releases:

  • Believe Me
  • The Boxtrolls
  • Days and Nights
  • The Equalizer
  • Jimi: All Is By My Side
  • Laggies
  • Lilting
  • The Little Bedroom
  • A Matter of Faith
  • Pride
  • The Song

Blu-Ray/DVD Releases for September 30:

New on Netflix: