What sets it apart » A young man asks a street vendor if he “speaks in tongues.” The young man answers, “Yes, I speak Swahili, French and English,” demonstrating the humorous, yet also tragic, way people of different cultures speak past each other.
Scene » In the harrowing documentary “After Tiller,” doctor Susan Robinson counsels and comforts a woman who makes the agonizing decision to abort her baby boy, whom she calls Hudson, because he would live a short life of “shunts, surgeries and seizures.”
What sets it apart » As heartbreaking a scene you’ll see in any documentary, this moment underscores the idea that few women abort out of sheer whimsy, or because they want to make a feminist statement, but because they’ve often searched their consciences for days before making one of the most difficult decisions of their lives.
Scene » A sequence over the closing credits of “Austenland” shows Keri Russell, Jane Seymour and the rest of the cast singing and dancing to Nelly’s “Hot in Herre.”
What sets it apart » It’s a kicky finish to a delightfully funny movie.
Sean P. Means
Scene » Daniel Radcliffe definitely sheds his “Harry Potter” image in “Kill Your Darlings,” but that’s not all he sheds.
What sets it apart » Portraying a young Allen Ginsberg discovering his sexuality during his college days, Radcliffe’s character also sheds all his clothing for some raw gay sex scenes.
Sean P. Means
Scene » The entire opening sequence of writer-director Shane Carruth’s science-fiction meditation “Upstream Color” — in which a woman (Amy Seimetz) is infected with a mind-control-inducing grub and coerced into bizarre behavior.« Previous Page Next Page »