it's hard for me to recommend this documentary. i say this because of the subject matter: a missing child and a con-man lead character. it also sheds light on abuse and neglect and it's devastating effects on children. however, because it received such great reviews everywhere, i decided to watch it on netflix. and i'm glad i did. sort of. the imposter is very well structured, and anyone writing a thriller or who-done-it-movie should watch and learn. the true story is unbelievable, and the filmmaker's telling of this crazy story is a study in tension and structure. at first i was bracing myself for a disturbing experience: an american, blue-eyed boy missing from his home in texas, a family in shock and grief, and three years later the missing boy shows up in spain, with a french accent, brown hair and brown eyes. as you can guess by the title of the movie, this boy is an imposter! but what follows next, when the family meets their missing son...is unbelievable. it's really hard to fathom that this is a true story, but apparently it is.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
i'm posting some of my favorite women filmmakers in honor of international women's day! a day where we celebrate all women, everywhere, in all languages, of all religions, in all socio-economic classes, of every age and every color! the world will be changed for the better by the power and intelligence of women.
here's to more women filmmakers:
andrea arnold's fish tank
mira nair's mississippi masala
lynee ramsay's we need to talk about kevin
lucretia martel's the headless woman
sofia coppola's virgin suicides
debra granik's winter's bone
lisa cholodenko's the kids are all right
penny marshall's big
penelope spheeris' wayne's world
and lauren greenfield's the queen of versailles