Movie Diary 2/11/2009

three2Three Monkeys (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2008). Not as fine as Ceylan’s previous film, Climates, lacking a certain level of mysteriousness (the parable here, about the ripple effect of truth getting covered over, is a little too about-exactly-what-it’s-about, if you get my drift), but that leaves a lot of room for excellence. And the opening sequence is awesome. (full review 2/20)

Fired Up (Will Gluck, 2009). Some kind of combo of Meatballs and M*A*S*H, full of male energy and appealing performers and unexpectedly good vibes. (full review 2/20)