Sunday, February 21, 2010

552 - You Aught to Know - Tiffany Bullen

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Michel Gondry, 2004

2. Amélie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001

3. Children of Men, Alfonso Cuarón, 2006

4. V for Vendetta, James McTeigue, 2005

5. Inside Man, Spike Lee, 2006

Good actors at the top of their game. What more is there to say? At this point I know you're just thinking I like to look at Clive Owen, and while I do I also think he picks some amazing movies to be in.

6. Closer, Mike Nichols, 2004

No one is the good guy and no one is the bad guy. Wonderfully acted and written, I never get sick of this honest movie.

7. Thank You for Smoking, Jason Reitman, 2005

Another movie where it is almost all about the writing. Hilarious, witty, and pretty scary

8. The Prestige, Christopher Nolan, 2006

Full of interesting twists and turns and of course, David Bowie. What more do you need. Scarlett Johansen? Oh, there's that too.

9. The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan, 2008

10. Juno, Jason Reitman, 2007

Another well-cast movie which receives a lot of help from fun writing. Certainly a product of the "Indie is now mainstream cool" fad I credit movies like Garden State for starting and yet another time movie audiences get to see Michael Cera awkwardly lose his virginity. This movie stands out for me among the hipster teen movies because of Diablo Cody's writing. Movies like Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (which was so awful I couldn't even finish it) and Youth in Revolt are just sad pretenders.

Tiffany Bullen is currently a law student at Michigan State University and loves long walks on the beach and will buy a movie ticket to anything featuring Clive Owen, Tim Burton or Christopher Nolan.

Next time on You Aught to Know: It takes a memory to learn a lesson

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