These are the movies I have watched this past week:
Before Sunset directed by Richard Linklater
starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy
definitely a ***** (5 star) film. magical.
The Maltese Falcon directed by John Huston
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor
another ***** movie. I don't see how anybody can see this and argue that old movies are boring.
Imitation of Life directed by Douglas Sirk (the KING of the melodrama)
Starring Lana Turner and Juanita Moore (who SHOULD get above-the-title billing. She IS the movie!)
****. SO entertaining and tragic and PURTY.
White Material directed by Claire Denis
Starring Isabelle Huppert (there are other people in the movie, but it is so totally Huppert's movie)
*****. I LOVED this movie even as I didn't completely understand it. Harrowing and mysterious.