Bananas (1971), Woody Allen ★★★★★
Without Limits (1998), Robert Towne ★★★★★
Based on a true story I wasn’t familiar with, and the ending surprised me. A snippet of Lee Michaels’ hit was a bonus.
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), Travis Knight ★★★★★
ParaNorman (2012)was another good one directed by Travis Knight. Stay seated during the credits; first, Regina Spektor’srendition of GH’s classic – then the stop motion in action shots.
Men & Chicken (2015), Anders Thomas Jensen ★★★★
Now You See Me (2013), Louis Leterrier★★★
High-Rise (2015), Ben Wheatley ★★★★★
Also directed the outstanding A Field in England (2013).
Star Trek Beyond (2016), Justin Lin★★★★★
The Unspeakable Act (2012), Dan Sallitt★★★★★
An interesting study of one section of a family unit, who at one point gets a knowing glare from the other sister.
Green Room (2015), Jeremy Saulnier★★★★★
I didn’t realize that Jeremy Saulnierdirected Blue Ruin (2013), which was also excellent, from the opening scene to the ending.
The Silent Partner (1978), Daryl Duke ★★★★
Screenwriter credit to Curtis Hanson, who passed away September 20th.