Morefield on “Lars and the Real Girl”

Yesterday, Kenneth Morefield posted comments on Lars and the Real Girl. He gets so much of what I love about this film. And his thoughts make me eager to rent it and see it again... … [Read more...]

CTMovies: The Top 10 Most Redeeming Movies of 2007

Okay, here's the first of CTMovies' two annual movie lists... … [Read more...]

Specials: Fantasy Debut Talks “Auralia’s Colors”; Walter Talks “Lars and the Real Girl”

Three quick notes before I close up shop here at 1 a.m. ...I had a chat with Fantasy Debut's Tia Nevitt about Auralia's Colors this week, which you're welcome to read. She asked thoughtful questions. (A while back, she finished reading the book and posted her thoughts.)Adam Walter, one of my favorite bloggers, just posted some wonderful observations on my favorite comedy of 2007: Lars and the Real Girl. He also noted Ebert's response (but warns of spoilers).P.S. Don't miss McSweeny's … [Read more...]

This Weekend: What to See?

I've just seen Lars and the Real Girl, a film that I've been trying to get across town to see for weeks. Fortunately, Anne got to come along. And we both fell head over heels in love with it. I haven't cried for joy at the conclusion of a movie in a long, long time.If you haven't seen it, make plans before it disappears. It's a tender-hearted, deeply moving comedy that is full of insight about abandonment, loneliness, and the healing power of love. And it contains an admirably respectful … [Read more...]