Sunday, December 25, 2005

Everything is Illuminated

If you want to make MY KIND OF MOVIE - you should definitely include -- memory, grandparents, travel, quirky music, beautiful locations just past their prime, character-driven plots, magical realism and several levels of stories. This adaptation was, as Alex from the book would have put it, "Faithful" to these elements and to a larger kind of truth; few movies could state their theme as explicitly as this one did and have me still love and embrace them, but it did and I do.