Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Man on Wire

Won't give you the full re-review (see original here) but this is a fascinating and well filmed documentary about an astounding man and event. French wire-walker Philippe Petit accomplishes a performance art heist as he sets up and accomplishes a high wire act between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. We get the development of the heist as well as an exploration of Petit's personality as he participates heavily in the documentary.
5 stars (out of 5)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pieces of April

First saw this a couple of years ago (see original review). It remains one of the best Thanksgiving films I have seen (which I will admit is not an abundant category). Meet the neighbor oddity with family disfunction with massive boyfriend points. It doen't get much better than this.
Still - 5 stars (out of 5)