06 October 2011

Philadelphia Film Festival's 20th Anniversary Film Festival

One of the city's innumerable film festivals is coming up soon. Convince me that I should make it the same full-contact sport that I used to. Or at least convince me which dozen films I should go see.

Oooh, wait -- a new Coriolanus with The Tree of Life's Jessica Chastain and a lot of explosions, starring and directed by Voldemort? Holy cow, I'm not sure how you can go wrong with that, except by not going to see it.

And something called Sleeping Beauty from Australia that bears some suspicious resemblance to Story of O, at least from the trailer. . . . Oh, and from the official website's synopsis, as well.

OK, so tell me which ten other films I should go see. But please don't suggest Barton Fink; I prefer Miller's Crossing.

1 comment:

Mybite Holmes said...

(3) A DANGEROUS METHOD, David Cronenberg, 2011, France/Ireland,UK/Germany, 93 min

(4) CAROL CHANNING: LARGER THAN LIFE, Dori Berinstein, 2011, USA, 83 min

(5) BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW, Panos Cosmatos, 2011, Canada/Italy, 110 min

(6) THE DESTINY OF LESSER ANIMALS, Deron Albright, 2011, Ghana/USA, 89 min

(7) THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH, Pawel Pawlikowski, 2011, France/Poland, 2011

(8) ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011, Turkey, 150 min

(9) EUROPA, Lars von Trier, 1991, Denmark, 112 min

(10) RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE EARTH, Nancy Glass and Michele Loschiavo, 2010, USA, 84 min

(11) THE FAIRY, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy, 2011, Belgium, 94 min

(12) PIANO IN A FACTORY, Zhang Meng and Jae-young Kwak, 2010, China, 119 min

...For reasons I'm sure I don't need to explain. And won't!