Kris Tapley has good things to say about the new Ryan Fleck/Anna Boden film, Sugar:
I missed the film at last year‚Äôs AFI Fest in Los Angeles, and it received a world premiere over a year ago at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, but a day after catching it at the Lobero Theatre here in Santa Barbara, I still find myself turning it over in my mind. It‚Äôs the lingering sort of cinema that I‚Äôm tempted to say will mean something different to you every time you watch it.
Sugar is among those little indies worth watching for ’09. And speaking of ’09 and Kris Tapley, some 2009 titles are buzzed in his latest Oscar column:
The race is all but over in the minds of most of us, though. Bring on 2009. Let‚Äôs see Michael Mann digging into the 1930s, together with Dante Spinotti once again. Let‚Äôs see what Peter Jackson has to offer in the smaller, more intimate realm 15 years after ‚ÄúHeavenly Creatures.‚Äù Show us you‚Äôve still got it Marty. Wow us once again, Mr. Cameron. And prove me right, Mr. Greengrass, that you‚Äôre the most compelling filmmaker of your generation.
And just like that, things start anew. Without Googling it, who knows the titles of which he speaks?