November 21, 2010

Movies

The September Issue
The September Issue
A documentary about Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief at Vogue USA.  She is said to be the model for the Meryl Streep's role in "the Devil Wears Prada".
Lots of beautiful clothes, arguments, photo shoots, and more shoes.  I love it.
The job is more about managing the business and the quality, than the fashion itself, and that fascinates me.


Exam

Exam
Director, Stuart Hazeldine
Starring: Luke Mably, Adar Beck, Gemma Chan
I happened to find this at a rental store, and I loved it.  The story is about 8 people from different backgrounds and ethnicity came together in one closed room to take an exam for this extremely high-paying job, about which no one really knows.  The concept is like 12 Angry Men.  Great mystery.

Departures
Okuribito/Departures
A Japanese film which came out a few years ago and was once very popular here.  I finally got around to watch it, and true, it was a wonderful film.

I also watched Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood) but hmmmm, it was not my cup of tea.  There is this contradiction in the film itself, that a decent man who sacrifice himself for others advertise about it.  It felt so weird that some people like to make this kind of movie.

4 comments:

Ruchir said...

Looks like a good selection of movies out there. Unfortunately, I haven't seen any one from the list :(

Meri said...

They were all good. I saw more great Japanese films over the weekend and perhaps I will review them when I get a chance next time.

Carolina said...

I loved Departures. It's a super interesting film. I found the Japanese approach to the burial so interesting.

Meri said...

The story took place close to my father's home town, and I remember when my great grandmother passed away we had something similar. But the art has slowly been fading away.