I started making a 30-minute short film this year. Which means I stopped watching a lot of movies. There’s a heaping buttload I haven’t seen, but it is my general impression that most of the best stuff were small movies released quietly over the summer. And unless you were smart enough to check out the Tara in north Atlanta or the Plaza Theatre on Ponce, you missed out, and that sucks because I don’t think “Summer Hours,” in particular, is coming to DVD anytime soon. Continue reading ‘The top 10 movies of 2009′
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Tags: Algenis Perez Santo, Anna Boden, At the Movies, baseball, Ebert & Roeper at the Movies, Half Nelson, Kevin Smith, Oscar nominations, Ryan Fleck, Ryan Gosling, Sugar
“Sugar” is the second movie from Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, the pair who wrote and directed “Half Nelson,” which earned Ryan Gosling an Oscar nomination two years ago. That movie was nothing short of a friggin’ miracle, a loosely plotted tale of a talented, crack-addicted middle school teacher and the student he befriends after she catches him getting high in a bathroom stall. The movie played like a goddamned poem and blossomed into an enjoyably somber buddy flick. Plus, it has ridiculously engaging scenes — thanks mostly to Gosling — that crack through the movie’s narrative spine and burn the hair off your face. Continue reading ‘TRAILER REVIEW: ‘Sugar’’