May movies

Better late than never….

Gone Baby Gone [4/5] [Amazon]

This was a really impressive piece of work by first-time director Ben Affleck, with an excellent performance by his brother Casey in the lead role and strong supporting efforts from Ed Harris, John Ashton and Morgan Freeman. It’s a movie that asks some tough questions about doing the wrong thing for the right reasons (or the right thing for the wrong ones).

Death at a Funeral [4/5] [Amazon]

Not as funny as it might have been, but Alan Tudyk‘s performance makes this one very worth seeing. He’s hilarious.

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [2.5/5] [Amazon]

I’ve never actually read the Narnia books, so I can’t comment on how accurately this adaptation portrayed the events of the novel (though I’ve been told there are plenty of things that were changed). As a straight fantasy movie though, I didn’t find Prince Caspian to be very impressive, and I certainly didn’t enjoy it as much as I did the first installment.

Grace is Gone [3/5] [Amazon]

It’s a good premise, and John Cusack and the young Shélan O’Keefe both give great performances, but I don’t think the movie worked very well overall. It started off strong, but then faded.

2 Responses to “May movies”

  1. Mary Robinette Kowal Says:

    Hoooooow did you manage to never read the Narnia books?

    (I did read the rest of the reviews, honest.)

  2. Michael Says:

    I didn’t read several of the series I should have read back then, including the Narnia books and the L’Engle books. In fact, I think the only classic children’s series I read was the Cooper books. Somehow I managed to skip the rest, probably in part because I started reading things like Moorcock, Lieber and Tolkien earlier than I should have.