Rachel Getting Married (2008)

dir. Jonathan Demme. Kym (Anne Hathaway) gets out of rehab the day before her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) gets married. Anne Hathaway and Rosemarie DeWitt are superb, creating a believable strained sisterly relationship. The atmosphere of the family gatherings is almost too real. It perfectly captures how it feels to be in the middle of…… Continue reading Rachel Getting Married (2008)

27 Dresses (2008)

dir. Anne Fletcher. Jane (Katherine Heigl) has been a bridesmaid 27 times, selflessly planning her friends weddings to perfection. Due to a series of unfortunate events, she is left to plan her younger sisters wedding to a man she was developing feelings for, who is also her boss. Simultaneously Jane is dealing with the attentions…… Continue reading 27 Dresses (2008)

In Bruges (2008)

dir. Martin McDonagh. Two killers hiding out in Bruges, Belgium after a job gone wrong. I always enjoy the first half of this movie, with some lovely banter between Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as they argue about which tourist spots to see. I enjoy the film less when it gets very Guy Ritchie-esque, with…… Continue reading In Bruges (2008)

Ponyo (崖の上のポニョ) (2008)

dir. Hayao Miyazaki. Stunning hand drawn animation. Lots of visual similarities with PORCO ROSSO (1992), with the seaside town, and the beautiful aircraft and ships. I always think the end of the world plot line is too much, but it all comes to gather in the end. I love how the mother gets drunk and…… Continue reading Ponyo (崖の上のポニョ) (2008)