Staff Picks: Movies

Staff-recommended viewing from the KPL catalog.

Mid Year Picks

Technically, I've missed the mid-year mark but here's a list of my picks for recommended film viewing. I'm sure other titles will end up on the year-end tally (I suspect P.T. Anderson's The Master will be my number one) but here's a start.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

In no way deserving of the hype that this buzzed about indie has received but certainly warrants watching. A five year old protagonist's cute face and acting chops can't save this picture's flaws but many will find its story uplifting and moving. 

Damsels in Distress

Indie darling and pre-Wes Anderson autuer of the twee aristrocracy, Whit Stillman returns with a film that will no doubt divide audiences along love/hate lines.

The Turin Horse

Bleak, hopeless, painfully unfolded end of the world fair shot in a sumptuous black and white that will appeal to the existentialist-leaning devotees of Bresson, Bergman and Tarkovsky. No Michael Bay stuff here.

The Deep Blue Sea

A somber story of heartache and loss expressed through the fine acting of British actress Rachel Weisz.

Gerhard Richter Painting

A straight forward documentary that will likely appeal to those familiar with the world's most famous living painter's role in the shaping of post-war art.

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RyanG