Citizen Suggests – 10/27/10

Posted by on October 27, 2010 at 5:42 pm.

This week we have an enthralling Southern Gothic indie with a star-making performance, a trilogy that defined geekdom in the 80′s, and an epic film in under 3 minutes!

Winter’s Bone

Directed by Debra Granik

Synopsis

Seventeen-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth.  Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell.

Acclaim

“Winter’s Bone is a genuine triumph, a great movie with astounding performances so natural, so genuine, that you forget it’s a movie.” Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

“This unblinking look at America’s Red State Crystal Meth Belt is an instant Southern Gothic classic.” Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

It’s been a long time since a film has conveyed a culture, and a sense of place, with such telling precision. At the same time, Winter’s Bone thrums with suspense.” Steven Rea, Philadelphia Enquirer

“Suspenseful, surprising and subtle with as memorable and vivid a heroine as you are likely to see.” A.O. Scott, The New York Times

*Available on DVD/BlueRay.  You can purchase a copy on Amazon or rent it at Netflix.

Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Synopsis

With the help of a wacky scientist, a young teen travels back to 1955 in a Delorean turned time-machine. Once there, he meets his parents, still teenagers, but his presence throws things out-of-whack and he must ensure they fall in love and get married or else he’ll never come to exist.

Acclaim

“To put it bluntly: if you don’t like Back To The Future, it’s difficult to believe that you like films at all.” Adam Smith, Empire Magazine

“Probably the most carefully-scripted blockbuster in Hollywood history.” Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

“I know it hasn’t been accepted into any serious film canon and that, at best, people will call it a great popcorn movie, but having just watched it for about the tenth time, I can not refrain my feeling that this is a bona fide masterpiece.” Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal

*Available through almost all major outlets for rental and purchase.

Delmer Builds a Machine

Synopsis

An account of the most important event in recorded History.

*This short film is currently only available through streaming on YouTube.

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