Our Sages tells us that the truly rich man is the man who is content with what he already has. "Searching for Sugar Man" reminds us that it is who we are that give us our identity, not what we possess.
In Mud -- the new film by Jeff Nichols -- two boys find an island -- and come of age. Using a southern bayou as a backdrop, Mud oozes metaphors of manhood, and how the construct of what it means to be a man has changed.
"Where other movies have fans, Malick's produce disciples." I am in the beyond a fan camp; his films have affected me in ways that other films never really have, in awe, in sorrow and in longing. I am in Malick's pulpit until the end.
Where some of Boyle's kinetic, hyper-stylized music video camera approach in Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours felt a little out of place, it is perfect in Trance: a techno heist film. I'd almost call it a cyberpunk movie, as it feels plugged into some technological grid.