Monday, February 11, 2008
Julie Dash Daughters of The Dust (1991)
Haile Gerima's Sankofa (1993)
Spike Lee's Malcolm X (they included Do The Right Thing and Bamboozled,but should have included this)
John Sayles Brother From Another Planet (sorry, but this film SHOULD be included for it's very direct and on point handling of race)
I wonder what their criteria was, or should there have been a criteria at all?
But, I am happy CRASH (2005) was not on the list.
Check the article out: 25 Most Important Films On Race
Friday, February 8, 2008
Okay, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to see ALL of these movies, but I can tell you which ones I have seen though: No Country For Old Men, Juno, There Will Be Blood, Michael Clayton, A Mighty Heart, Eastern Promises (have it from Netflix..will be watching it this weekend), Hairspray, Gone Baby Gone, Away From Her (taught my 12th graders the Alice Munro short story this film was adapted from and its in my netflix queue), The Assassination of Jesse James, 3:10 To Yuma, and La Vie En Rose (i need to rewatch it though). I am planning to catch a few others before the end of the month, and Persepolis (which isn't on this list), is playign in theatres out here in Pittsburgh.
Any other films on the list you think I should check out on DVD? Let me know....
The 25 Movies You Need To See Before Oscar Night
Check out nominated films like ''Juno,'' ''No Country for Old Men,'' and ''Atonement''
(Ranked in order of their likelihood to be nominated)
1. No Country for Old Men
4. Michael Clayton
5. There Will Be Blood
6. Into the Wild
7. American Gangster
8. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
9. Sweeney Todd
10. Charlie Wilson's War
11. The Kite Runner
12. Away From Her
13. Eastern Promises
14. La Vie en Rose
15. I'm Not There
16. A Mighty Heart
17. Gone Baby Gone
18. The Assassination of Jesse James...
19. Lars and the Real Girl
21. 3:10 to Yuma
22. The Savages
24. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead