Topic: Last movie you watched
The last few weeks I've been catching up some old films that I hadn't got around to seeing. A few of them have been pleasantly surprising, such that I wonder why I hadn't got around to seeing them before.
Just now for instance I finished watching a Sigourney Weaver film called Death and the Maiden. Made in 1994 by Roman Polanski the story takes place in a single night (in almost real time) and is a fascinating, brilliantly acted drama about a woman who believes she has met one of the men who tortured her many years before. It's extremely well written, and has just 3 actors and feels very much like a play - which isn't surprising since it is based on one of the same name written Ariel Dorfman.
I highly recommend it if you haven't seen it. Don't do what I did and poo poo it for years.
Likewise, I saw Mystic River the other day, which isn't that old admitedly but I somehow had convinced myself not to bother watching it. Directed by Clint Eastwood, it's got a great cast with Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Laurence Fishburne and is... sobering to say the least.
So what have you watched recently? Anyone else stumbled upon some old gems that's made you sit up and pay attention?