We have covered a bunch of movies, mostly recent releases and some classics, but which movie have you seen that TOTALLY STANDS OUT?
I believe that means a few things...
maybe not the best movie, but the most stand-out film
I'll toss my favorite Drama in this category called "Magnolia" not Steel Magnolia, just Magnolia.
I'll admit, I had to watch this a second time to totally get the character's connection - very intricate story with about 10 main characters - serious.
Great Actors too! Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall, Jason Robards, Melora Walters, Robert Downey Sr. and a lot of others you will recognize from many things.
This is a long film, intertwined with plots that unfold, and relationships that become clear as the story moves on. The struggles each character goes through is trying to them - everyone can handle stress and hard times differently and Magnolia is not afraid to show raw emotions from everyone in this film.
It is in my top 10 list of favorites, maybe the top 5!
Another film that take you somewhere else and drop you into "their world":
Reservoir Dogs - another all star, Chris Penn, Harvey Kaitel (sp) Steve Buschemi, Mark Roth and Michael Madden - wow, riviting cast, a Quinton Tarintino film (he is in it too) oh... QT was also in Inglorious Bastards, it was HIS HANDS that choked the lady to death near the end. The whole movie was shot PLAY LIKE in only four locations; a car, a barn, outside the barn and in a diner. Incredible acting. But it is on this post because it is very different than the norm.
But try to see Magnolia if you want a neat near-ending that I wont give away - this is a great movie for character study, you have so many to watch at one time.