Some thoughts on recent films:
- The Hurt Locker: latest from Kathryn Bigelow, excellent look at three explosives disposal technicians in Iraq in the last few days of their rotation. Neither overtly pro- or anti-war, it shows the human toll on everyone involved in the conflict.
- Tulpan: a look at rural life in the steppes of Kazakhstan, through the eyes of one family. an honest look at many of the joys and hardships of living off the land. This really reminded me of a film set on the steppes of Mongolia, but the name escapes me.
- Control Alt Delete: cute, sweet little Canadian film about a Y2K programmer that develops a rather interesting fetish after being dumped by his girlfriend and being stressed out by the upcoming millenium.