April 10 New Releases

Although I enjoyed The Iron Lady, especially Meryl Streep’s performance, I couldn’t help thinking there was something missing.  The film seemed to dwell for an unusually long time on Thatcher’s later years, when she struggled with dementia, and using flashbacks to her “power” years.  I would have liked to have seen a bit more info on her rise to politics.

The Divide was a relatively unknown movie with a cast of character actors and unknowns.  It was compelling in the same was as a car accident.  You slow down to check it out, but brace yourself for the unpleasantness that’s sure to follow.  A movie about survivors of a nuclear war who turn on each other in unimaginable ways doesn’t exactly scream “Disney”.  It was bleak, and didn’t have much good to say about humanity.  I think that’s why I liked it.  I’d never watch it again, but it was pretty riveting.

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Posted on April 22, 2012, in New Releases. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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