DVD: Thumbsucker Highly unusual rite-of-passage film telling the story of a 17 year old boy’s attempt to give up sucking his thumb. Classic independent film: for fans of Keanu Reeves, this is worth a look, but in general, nothing stand-out here.
DVD: Lord of War If you’re a Nicolas Cage fan, or interested in considering some of the issues involved in international arms trafficking, this is worth a look.
DVD: Three Dollars David Wenham gives an above average performance in this story about a man’s quest to keep his integrity. Has an unusual sense of realism to it, while not being too over the top.
DVD: The Interpreter A fairly average thriller, notable as the first movie filmed in the United Nations building. Lots of DVD extras.
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explanation of the movie Primer (by its very nature, a lot of spoilers – watch the movie first). Update (11-Apr-08): Review of Primer that explains how it came into being.
DVD: Primer. A science geek movie: starts out easily enough, but soon becomes complex due to the nature of the invention the two main characters create.
Book: Letters from the Inside. A book for teenagers, and an easy read, but somewhat dark. Two penpals – teenage girls – correspond over the course of a year.
DVD: Night Watch More than just a russian version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this is an action movie on the edge of horror that manages to be somewhat character-driven. Not for the squeamish, but an interesting tale of the blur between good and evil.