Sunday, 17 January 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 124 - Golden Globe night

Back from a long day at work which I started with a double bill of award contenders - Precious and Up In The Air. Both excellent films.
Got home and needed a movie to watch to pass the time until the Golden Globes start.

473 - Into The Wild - 4 stars
This true story is a poetic look at one young man's journey into the wilderness in an attempt to disconnect from the materialistic trappings of modern day society.
Emile Hirsch grounds the film with a strong but quiet central performance which allows the supporting cast to shine as the people that Alexander Supertramp meets as he travels across America onto his (ultimately) final destination of Alaska. Standouts include Catherine Keener as a motherly hippie and a pre-Twilight Kristen Stewart as guitar-toting jailbait. Also nice to see Vince Vaughn play against type.
The cinematography is breathtaking, giving a real sense of scope to the journey undertaken by McCandless, and features an awesome soundtrack by Eddie Vedder.

Days remaining - 241 Films remaining - 319

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