hi. my name is patrick. i am a guest blogger but summer wanted me to share my top 5 list with all of her faithful readers. enjoy. feedback welcome.
scorsese’s best since goodfellas and maybe even before that. brilliant direction resulting in very profound character studies. this film breathes life into a genre that has become very lost in its own convention.
a prairie home companion
robert altman and garrison keillor… a match made in heaven. altman’s grace and patience with keillor’s hilarious and delicate screenplay about the final show of his own radio program makes this film one not to miss.
children of men
the desperation and hopelessness is gripping at the beginning, then cuarón harnessess that energy and emotion into something quite riveting and beautiful.
little miss sunshine
cute, tragic, hopeful, devastating, and very funny. jonathan dayton and valerie faris do an utterly brilliant job directing their debut feature film (previously known for the smashing pumpkins music videos “1979” and “tonite tonite” among others.) ultimately the beauty in this film is in the family, honest, authentic, relatable and very very human.
and finally (thanks for sticking with me)
pan’s labyrinth or el laberinto del fauno
never before have i seen a film flow between such tragic devastating realism and such beautiful, whimsical fantasy with the utter elegance of this masterpiece by guillermo del toro. this film will linger in your mind for days after viewing.