Support the Girls. We need about 15 movies like this every year. Pretty great. Love the everydayness of the struggles, but still a huge and deserved catharsis. I’d like to see more movies about managers. Seems like a rich but neglected vein for material.
Point Break. So damn good. Sensual west-coast crime cat-and-mouse rivalry a la Heat. I need to move to L.A.. I don’t know what it was, but that lawnmower scene had the most viscerally tense squirmy moments of anything I’ve seen since, maybe Compliance? I also liked Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, and loved Zero Dark Thirty.