This week's theme from Wandering Through the Shelves is intersecting stories. The funny thing is, the two movies that immediately came to mind were Crash and Babel, two films I didn't like at all. Then there's films like Pulp Fiction and Magnolia, excellent movies, but I expect to see those quite a bit this week. I tried to think outside the box a bit, while my first pick could be a popular one too, the others were smaller indie films.
It's almost embarrassing how long it took me to finally see this. My husband laughed at me the entire time we were watching this because I was like "This is so good!" and he kept saying "nice if you to arrive in 2012." (when I watched it) The quick pace of this film is fantastic. Boxers, robbers, jewelers, gangsters, and assholes all intertwine here.
2) American Gun
This is a very interesting film about gun culture in the U.S. We follow a high school principle in an inner city school, a mother who had one son who committed a school shooting, and another son who is now a high school student, a woman working at a gun store, and several teenagers.
3) Red, White, and Blue
This is actually one of the most frightening films I've seen in recent memory just for all that it represents. Each person, represented by each color is committing terrible crimes. Which is worse? Are they all equally bad? Whose going too far?