Monday, February 28, 2011

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, I'll Write More, Tomorrow

We're getting close to the end of the quarter here at UCLA, so I'm a little crunched for good writing time.  Did you watch the Oscars?  What did you think?

I'll tell you one thing -- if you're looking for a good movie that got a little Oscar buzz but mostly was ignored, go see/rent Rabbit Hole. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as two parents dealing with the recent death of their 4 year old son.  Great acting, great script, very moving -- and yet not predictable.

Here's the trailer:



And if you're looking for something that didn't make the Awards at all, Of Gods and Men is just making the rounds.  It's a French film based on the true story of monks in Algeria who are told to leave as things get crazy there, and debate whether or not to stay and be with the people.  The trailer is quite powerful. Find it a bit down the page here.  

And if you didn't see the end of the show, go find the montage of the best pictures. It will seriously blow you away.

More later...

2 comments:

Michelle said...

'tis the end of the quarter here as well and I spent last night grading papers (and being the overnight host at the homeless shelter) -- I got home this morning to get the results with no fanfare!

I can't wait for "Of Gods and Men" to make it to Philly - I've written about the monks of Tibhirine in a couple of essays and they've been stuck in my mind ever since.

Now that my students' work is marked so they can do their final rewrites, I've got to get writing - a 3 part series on confession. Lent is on my mind...and desk.

May the end of term go well!

Jim McDermott, S.J. said...

Thanks!