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This beautiful film tells the story of a lifetime in the span of 11 minutes. The simple, yet elegantly crafted tale begins with an elderly woman in a full care facility who wants to send a text message to her daughter.
A young woman brings her tea, but before the elderly woman will drink it, before she will do anything else, she must send this text to her daughter.
The young woman tries to help, but of course there is difficulty mastering the technology. Just when her patience has run out, so has yours. At different moments you will empathize with each of the women.
This film was a favorite at the 2013 Naples Film Festival.
August: Osage County (2013)
This film was amazing. The cast, director, and cinematographer are top notch. It will surely be nominated for several Oscars. I had a chance to view it during a Film Festival and was excited that I got a ticket to this sold out showing. But then, halfway through the movie, I nearly walked out.
The outrageous, violent, destructive behavior of the characters and between the characters hit a little too close to home for my comfort. For those who think the actions of the characters seem over the top, let me assure you they are not. When you mix addiction, lies, and a lifetime of pain, you get exactly this type of toxic concoction.
I required multiple tissues to get me through to the end, but ultimately I stayed (as a film lover, I could not bring myself to walk out of such a wonderfully crafted movie). I'm glad I did.
The Little Tin Man (2013)
This film has a beautiful look to it, and the script is witty, but the best part is the cast. They are charming and engaging. If you have a chance to see it, don't miss this film.
It's the story of a little person whose life is crumbling around him until he finally decides to take a bold chance to turn his fate around. As a New York actor constantly being cast as an elf, leprechaun, or oompa loompa; when he hears of a Wizard of Oz remake, he decides to audition for the role of the Tin Man. Naturally he meets with resistance and hilarity ensues.
Surrounded by a quirky bunch of friends and family, he makes his way through this ordeal by going through a great loss, brotherly conflict, unrequited love, and jealous competition. This film is a winner.