Movie Diary 5/10/2011

3 (Tom Tykwer, 2010). Lots of philosophical musings in these movies. Tykwer takes everything in threes in this movie, at least for a while. Some interesting shots of Berlin, including a swimming pool that floats on a river. (Screens in Seattle International Film Festival.)

Beginners (Mike Mills, 2011). Ewan McGregor, a dog that talks in subtitles, Mélanie Laurent spending the first part of her performance speechless. New one from the director of Thumbsucker. (Screens in SIFF.)

Forks Over Knives (Lee Fulkerson, 2010). Go vegetarian, or pack the arteries. An actual horror movie. (full review 5/13)

Natural Selection (Robbie Pickering, 2011). Rachael Harris gets a long-overdue lead, in a road movie that scored well at Sundance. (Screens in SIFF.)

At What a Feeling!, a John Hughes Week is well and truly launched, with vintage reviews of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club.