Good Night, and Good Luck – this is why I wanted to go into journalism. Why is it nobody in the news media has a backbone anymore? They all became sideshow entertainers.
Also, I was amused and a little saddened that they felt they needed to run a text-prologue to the film explaining about McCarthy and the Red Scare. These are stories that shouldn’t be forgotten.
Antonia’s Line – a Dutch (Belgian?) film about four generations of strong, independent women growing up in a rural village in Belgium from the 1940s to the 1990s. Living, dying, fighting, fucking, joy, pain, sorrow, revenge, babies, etc. I was thrilled to see a stout matron filling the title role, too. I think I’m just dying to see heroines that don’t look like they’re going to fall over in the face of a strong wind.
Also, she gets to shoot a rifle and threaten a rapist with it, and then curse him. It’s cool.