Heaven (Tom Tykwer, 2002) BY: Jeremy Huggins Heaven is a dialogically sparse, beautifully and intentionally filmed, image-rich layer of questions: Is anyone listening? What do we do with guilt? Is Heaven silent?
High Fidelity (Stephen Frears, 2000) BY: Jeremy Huggins Rob Gordon, a not-so-thriving independent record store owner in Chicago, makes lists: Top 5 dream jobs, Top 5 songs for any situation, and Top 5 break-ups.
The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999) BY: Jeremy Huggins Alvin Straight is in his seventies and lives in Iowa with his daughter, Rose. Rose is the only family he knows except Lyle, his estranged brother of ten years.
The Straight Story (David Lynch, 1999) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. No movie in recent memory so exemplifies the wisdom of the less-is-more principle than The Straight Story, David Lynch’s G-rated, true story of Alvin Straight, the man who rode his lawnmower across Iowa.
Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (Jill Sprecher, 2001) BY: Denis Haack Very occasionally a movie comes along that raises so many important issues, so clearly, so compellingly, that discussing it with friends seems mandatory.
You Can Count On Me (Kenneth Lonergan, 2000) BY: Andrew H. Trotter, Jr. Just when you are ready to throw in the towel, a movie comes along that is both funny and poignant, reflective and enjoyable. You Can Count on Me is just such a film.
I love my neighbor as myself but only because I don’t much care for myself.
- Garrison Keillor
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