It's rare to find a documentary that's subtitled, a luxury for viewers with napping toddlers.  Must have been somebody young 'cause they spelled Lincoln Park (Chicago) Linkin Park. Comedian Bill Hicks was smart and funny, his story compelling and made possible by a close friend who photographed him at every opportunity. Well done interesting look at a life spent in the stand-up comedy business.

Official Site: http://www.americanthemovie.com/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/American_The_Bill_Hicks_Story/70126749?trkid=496624

ANOTHER YEAR

6/10/2011

 
Only Mike Leigh can make geezers and biddies so interesting. Ta!
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Official Site: http://www.anotheryear-movie.com/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Another_Year/70139376?trkid=496624#height2470

THE KING'S SPEECH

4/21/2011

 
For an anglophile like me this film is heavenly.  Can't think of how it could have been better!

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The_King_s_Speech/70135893?trkid=496624#height2082
Official Site: http://www.kingsspeech.com

MADE IN DAGENHAM

4/6/2011

 
Sally Hawkins serves up a dewy mash of vulnerability and toughness in this social drama set in 1968 UK. British Invasion pop rock and the art design authenticate this touching story of women working together to fight the bastards. Bob Hoskins and Miranda Richardson add a cuppa!

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Made-in-Dagenham/70127238?trkid=1660#height1734
Official site: http://www.paramountpicturesintl.com/intl/uk/madeindagenham/

FOUR LIONS

3/13/2011

 
Writer / Director Chris Morris takes a sensitive subject (pseudo Islamic jihadis in London) and does what apparently only British film makers can achieve: hilarious satirical political comedy. Not for those easily offended. Wicked funny.

Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Four_Lions/70129391?trkid=496624#height1300
Official Site: http://www.fourlionsthemovie.com/