Saturday, June 19, 2010

All The Pretty Horses

Recently checked out Leonard Maltin's 151 Best Movies You've Never Seen book and started noted the films I haven't seen. One was the Paul Weitz film American Dreamz (2006), which is a satire of American Idol. Great cast and good intentions but not quite the homerun I was expected based on Maltin's glowing review. But I will watch anything with Willem Dafoe and almost anything with Dennis Quaid. Wish this one was more memorable.

Now for a much better film and one I had heard so much about out of the festival circuit all of last year, the Aussie revenge thriller The Horseman (2008), directed by Steven Kastrissios and starring the dynamic Peter Marshall in the lead. Wow. This is one powerful & intense flick! One that has you cringing with every encounter as Christian (Marshall) chops his way thru his victims seeking vengeance & retribution for crimes against his daughter. It really is the journey about what lengths a father would endure. Highly recommended.
  • June New: 40
  • June Re-watch: 6
  • June Total: 46
  • 2010 TOTAL: 369

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