Tuesday, April 24, 2007

One Sentence Movie Reviews: Babel, Stray Dog, United 93, 12 Angry Men

Babel (2006, R)
I cared deeply about what would happen to several of the characters in this film's interwoven stories about the tragedy of failed communication.

United 93 (2006, R)
Understated yet wrenching as it builds towards inevitable tragedy.

Stray Dog (1949, NR)
While this police procedural directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura drags ever so slightly in parts, it's both a generally gripping story and a thoughtful exploration of themes such as guilt, choices, and personal and social responsibility.

12 Angry Men (1957, NR)
It's just twelve men talking in one room for an hour and a half, and I didn't take my eyes off the screen once.

No comments:

Post a Comment

What do you think?