We Need to Talk About Kevin
I'm actually going to start with a movie that I have already seen. The movie is probably a first of its kind. Rather than focus on the event -- a high school massacre -- it actually explores the life and psyche of the boy who commits it, especially his relationship with his mother. The mother survives the event and the movie also gives us a glimpse into what the life of a parent of such a child can be. Both Tilda Swinton and Erza Miller are absolutely fabulous. What I found particularly amazing is the character of Kevin's mom -- she is resentful of her son having taken away her freedom and conflicting between giving vent to her frustration and being a good mother 'because its the right thing to do'. The shades of grey in both Kevin and his mother are superbly painted. The bleak atmosphere of the movie will stay with you long after the final credits roll.
To hell with what the critics say. Deepdown, if you have liked the Underworld series, you want to catch this fourth installment.
British film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus
Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and their darker sides begin to take over.
The Woman in Black
People who like horror films are always on the lookout for a film that will truly truly scare their wits out -- this one comes close.
21 Jump Street
The Hunger Games
This is such a heartfelt one with LOL moments that you tend to ignore the fact that it is at many times unrealistic. Brilliant performances. Word of advice though -- don't watch the dubbed version. Watch with subtitles. I don't know why but that is more funny.