Posted on 08/12/12 07:56 PM | Last edited on 08/12/12 07:56 PM
WEEKLY FILM LIST: 1. Tokyo Story (1954) - 4.5/5 2. Wait Until Dark (1967) - 4/5 3. Lost Highway (1997) - 4/5 4. Cries and Whispers (1972) - 4.5/5 5. You Can Count on Me (2000) - 4.5/5
Short list of good watching this week: Tokyo Story isn't on par with the best films of all time in my book but behold a fine cast transmitting some of the most heartbreaking times that come along with being a family. Definitely see it. Wait Until Dark has a great lead performance by Audrey Hepburn, that much is clear, and Alan Arkin is just diabolical! I couldn't help but think that the the writers stretched things a good bit, I mean, how much is one blind lady going to take before calling the cops? Lost Highway has it's flaws but it scores highly in the intensity department and is one of the creepiest films I think I've ever seen. The plot is twisted and the conclusion leaves much to speculation, just as much of the rest of the story but it also unveils Robert Blake as an Astro-Creep for the ages. Cries and Whispers is yet another great Bergman film and I admire the way the scenes change with the flashes of red and how the emotions transmit from sister to sister. Though it has some, well, strange aspects to the film I wasn't expecting from the director, he never disappoints. You Can Count on Me made several Top 10 lists back in 2000 and I finally scratched it off my list. Tomorrow I will probably add it to my Top 10 of 2000 also. Linney and Ruffalo are fantastic and the film carries a big heart along the way to self discovery.