Sunday, March 05, 2006

Two three star movies with great acting performances .. neither easy to watch .. "The Lord of War" and "Love Liza" ...

Just saw "Love Liza" today *** ... Philip Seymour Hoffman is brilliant in it, in one of the most depressing movies ever ... Man is Hoffman's character sad .. [spoiler] You would be too if you lost your wife .... and friends don't let friends huff gasoline [/spoiler] .. the movie was hard to watch but really wonderfully acted ... I really like Philip Seymour Hoffman a lot, but still rooting for Jouquin Phoenix for his amazing portrayal of Johnny Cash in "Walk the Line" my favorite movie of 2005. *****

Second, Lord of War ... I also saw "The Lord of War" on DVD this week .... *** ... Another great performance by Nicolas Cage as one of the great salesmen ever .. .illegal guns are his trade ...

Interesting movie, its tough what to think of someone who give guns to help make African Civil Wars bloodier. His moral ambuguity was both interesting and hard to watch. Cage's character is not the most likeable person in the world, but it is a great performance. Like "Love Liza" .. it is not an easy movie to watch. But I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

Its amazing how close the nominees are between the Independent Spirit Awards and the Oscars this year and that the Best Actor/Actress were Hoffman and Huffman .... I have also never seen so few best picture nominees .. I have only seen "Crash" which I enjoyed a lot ****....

edmund davis-quinn



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