The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

Directed by Rebecca Miller Jack and his daughter Rose live together on an isolated, mostly self-sustaining community that once housed dozens of young, free-spirited hippies.  He is dying, and she has it in mind to kill herself when he does.  If her pronouncement frightens him, he doesn't show it.  Instead Jack (Daniel Day-Lewis) quietly resolves … Continue reading The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

Capote (2005)

Directed by Bennett Miller Self-destruction is at the heart of Capote, a film about the friendship between an author and a death row inmate. The film chronicles Truman Capote's relationship with Perry Smith during his research and writing of his famous nonfiction crime novel, In Cold Blood, his final and most famous novel.  Like with a movie like Dead … Continue reading Capote (2005)