Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Film Week

A review of the films I've seen this past week.

HUNGER (2008)
Steve McQueen directs Michael Fassbender in this dramatization of the 1981 Irish hunger strike. It's a hard, unrelenting film, focusing less on the politics of the situation and more on the resolve of the human beings involved, particularly Fassbender as Bobby Sands, who deteriorates before our eyes. It's deeply disturbing, but committed. ****

THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS (1979)
I didn't buy the pseudoscience of plants experiencing consciousness, but the time lapse photography and Stevie Wonder soundtrack of this documentary were nice. **

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