Monday, January 09, 2006


Yesterday I saw "The Family Stone" starring Sarah Jessica Parker -- who is nominated for a Golden Globe.

It's fun and funny. It's also utterly predictable, but that actually made it better. You KNEW it was all going to work out in one grand cliche.

Tonight I saw "Tsotsi," a VERY intense film from South Africa nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Filmed in Johannesburg and Soweto it's about a hoodlum from a shantytown with absolutely no appreciation for the difference between right and wrong.

Until he carjacks a car and finds a baby in the backseat.

It's based on a novel by Athol Fugard -- South Africa's best regarded living writer.

I had NO IDEA where this movie was going -- and that made me appreciate it all the more.
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