Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Movies I Liked And Would Recommend

I've been watching a lot of movies lately and haven't been writing full length reviews for all of them, except a few. Here are some that I really liked.

Barah Aana: This is a very well-made movie about the everyday struggle that a lower-middle class Indian has to go through, just to take care of the basics of living, like food and medical care. It is this very struggle that sometimes pushes them into crossing over the line between what is morally justified and what is not. It has some really terrific performances by Naseeruddin Shah and the always endearing Vijay Raaz.

Gran Torino: The protagonist, played by Clint Eastwood, is a recently widowed war veteran whose first impression is that of a grumpy old loner. The movie explores his personality, and eventually shows how much he cares for the people around him, and how strong his principles are. This one is a class apart. By the way, this was the first movie I watched on Blu-Ray. These discs sometimes take a while to load, but they are worth the wait and the money.

He's Just Not That Into You: A light-hearted comedy about relationships and the essential differences between the way men think and the way women do, and how they often have trouble understanding each other's points of view.

Horton Hears a Who!: A kids' movie, based on a Dr Seuss story, but an endearing story with a moral in it for all of us. This one takes you for a fun-filled ride through fantasy land with a little learning thrown in.

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