April 30, 2007

Half Nelson

So last night I finally sat down and watched Half Nelson (it had been sitting on top of my tv for most of the month). What a great and affecting little movie. I can definitely see why everyone was singing the praises of Ryan Gosling and Shareeka Epps. They were both great. Actually, it was unusually well acted all around. Anthony Mackie was strong in the 3rd major role, and who doesn't love seeing Deborah Rush - aka Sara Blank - even if only for a few minutes. But while I guess I wasn't that surprised to see such high-quality acting (given the awards those performances received last year), I honestly was surprised to like the film as much as I did. It's a great little movie. The acting, music, writing, direction all fit together quite well. I guess I was a bit surprised at how it ended. But that didn't take away from the quality of the work.

Posted by armand at April 30, 2007 07:38 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Movies


By the way, it occurred to me on my walk to school this morning - how depressing is it that probably the only time I've heard of a PIPA study mentioned in daily conversation it was mentioned by a fictional crack addict?

Posted by: Armand at May 1, 2007 09:50 AM | PERMALINK
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