The Academy Awards are presented at the end of this month. In what started out as one posting, has now become ten as we countdown to Oscar night with my own personal favorite movies. These are movies that I could watch over and over and over again… and have!
9. Big Fish (2003) – In telling the story of my father’s life, it’s impossible to separate fact from fiction, the man from the myth. The best I can do is to tell it the way he told me. It doesn’t always make sense and most of it never happened… but that’s what kind of story this is. This is a A life reviewed in flashbacks as a son attempts to gain clarity about his father by putting together all the stories told by and about his father, Edward Bloom. Again, it is not a perfect life but it a story well told. I’ve always been a fan of the wide-eyed enthusiasm of Ewan McGregor, who believably portrays a character that could become larger than life. (likewise enjoyed Moulin Rouge! and Angels & Demons) >> 8. The Bridge on the river Kwai >>