Thursday, 14 April 2016

Movies of the Month: March

Grizzly Man (2005)

A documentary about Timothy Treadwell, a man who spent 13 summers living in Alaska among bears trying to protect them, showing the beautiful relationship he shared with these wild creatures. The film includes footage shot by Timothy himself during the last five years of his life and several interviews with his friends and family.

Directed by Werner Herzog.

The Hunt (2012)

After watching this movie, I wasn't sure if I hated it or loved it, mostly because of the animal cruelty involved, but I guess most of the movies I like endorse animal cruelty in one way or another so I had to look past that to enjoy it and it left me feeling very hypocritical. Despite all my moral questioning, it is indeed a great film, heartbreaking, very well written and with stunning cinematography. 

To Die Like A Man (2009)

A film about a transsexual woman named Tonia who is struggling between her career, her drug addicted boyfriend and her transphobic/homophobic son (inspired by the life of Ruth Bryden). It has a lot of slow paced moments which might make it harder for more impatient viewers to watch, but it's definitely worth it.

Directed by Jo√£o Pedro Rodrigues.
To Die Like A Man on IMDb.

Air Doll (2009)

A middle-aged man named Hideo lives alone with his inflatable sex doll, who he treats like a real human being. Eventually the doll gains a soul, comes to life and decides to explore the city on her own. A beautiful comment on Japanese culture that perfectly illustrates the loneliness of living in big urban environments.

Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda.
Air Doll on IMDb.

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