Monday, September 10, 2007

Add to your DVD list...

I was just catching up with some of my Netflix and saw some great movies this weekend.

I expected "Blood Diamond" to be a Leonardo DiCaprio action film with political overtones. Instead, it was a deeply moving political thriller in the spirit of "Hotel Rwanda. Both Leo and Djimon Hounsou were outstanding. How did this not get an Oscar nomination?

I also loved Spike Lee's "Inside Man." Critics who were disappointed that Spike has gone mainstream just don't recognize artistic growth. This film still makes significant points about race and power, but those themes are embedded in an unorthodox heist film that keeps you on the edge of your seat.