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Five Star Films I Own

D. M. Kitchen
 
Ghost World [DVD] [2001]
Ghost World [DVD] [2001]
"Magnificent coming of age story based on Daniel Clowes' superb comic. Standout performances from Thora Birch and Steve Buscemi, and Scarlett Johansson. Also features a brilliant opening sequence."
The Rules Of Attraction [DVD] [2003]
The Rules Of Attraction [DVD] [2003]
"Based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel, inventively executed with split screen and reverse tracking, with a scarily good James Van Der Beek."
Far From Heaven [DVD] [2003]
Far From Heaven [DVD] [2003]
"A beautiful film with a lavish palette and score. Julianne Moore shines as the 50's housewife with the "perfect" life."
Adaptation [DVD] [2003]
Adaptation [DVD] [2003]
"Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman deliver Nicolas Cage the perfect oppourtunity to play twins in this excellent and bizzare film "adapted" from Susan Orlean's "The Orchid Thief"."
About Schmidt [DVD] [2003]
About Schmidt [DVD] [2003]
"Very funny tale of life after retirement, Jack Nicolson pulling his best grumpy old man faces in a sweet story about family."
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind [DVD] [2003]
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind [DVD] [2003]
"George Clooney's directorial debut, shot in grainy black and white, UV lights and shocking 60's/70's colours. With Sam Rockwell on speed as Chuck Barris."
Secretary [DVD] [2003]
Secretary [DVD] [2003]
"Fragile, yet spanking film about working relationships. Maggie Gyllenhal coming out of Jake shodow and showcasing her abilities in a leading role. Good music too."
The Hours [DVD] [2003]
The Hours [DVD] [2003]
"Lovingly shot, acted and structured story of the lives in a day of three women from different points in the 20th Century. Julianne Moore is heartbreaking."
Fargo (Special Edition) [1996] [DVD]
Fargo (Special Edition) [1996] [DVD]
"The Coen Brother's finest point with a meaty script and performances from Frances McDormand and William H. Macy. Hilarious and devastating at the same time."
The Virgin Suicides [DVD] [2000]
The Virgin Suicides [DVD] [2000]
"Sofia Coppola's dreamy debut, lovingly crafted story of the short lives of the Lisbon sisters. Air on the soundtrack and sunshine on film."
Solaris [2003] [DVD]
Solaris [2003] [DVD]
"Probably the most sedate sci-fi movie of recent memory, with George Clooney and Natascha McElhone giving  luxury dramatic performances as a couple given a second chance. Lovely score too."
Insomnia [DVD] [2002]
Insomnia [DVD] [2002]
"Robin William's doing bad so good, in such a thick plot. The Alaskan landscape is a wonder and direction conveys the feeling of sleeplessness very well."
Out Of Sight [DVD] [1998]
Out Of Sight [DVD] [1998]
"The one good Jennifer Lopez film scorches with sexual heat with George Clooney. Perfectly constructed and scored making it so satisfying to watch."
The Royal Tenenbaums [DVD] [2002]
The Royal Tenenbaums [DVD] [2002]
"Very funny obsevations of a family of geniuses coming together to sort out their relationships. Wonderful performances from an excellent cast."
In The Bedroom [DVD] [2002]
In The Bedroom [DVD] [2002]
"Devastating account of a couple struggle with loss, with Sissy Spacek and a emotionally crippling Tom Wilkinson."
Punch-Drunk Love [DVD] [2010]
Punch-Drunk Love [DVD] [2010]
"Unusual romantic comedy, not just for Adam Sandler falling for delicate Emily Watson, directed by P.T. Anderson, the man behind Boogie Nights and Magnolia."
Mulholland Drive [DVD] [2002]
Mulholland Drive [DVD] [2002]
"David Lynch's masterpiece of storytelling, constructed to be watched over and over. Amazing performances from Naomi Watts and Justin Theroux. Strange isnt the word."
Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too) [DVD] [2001]
Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too) [DVD] [2001]
"Outstanding coming of age story set in Mexico. A great companion to Amores Perros also starring Gael Garcia Bernal."
Election [1999] [DVD]
Election [1999] [DVD]
"From the director of About Schmidt, Reese Witherspoon as a mischevious over achiever and Matthew Broderick as the teacher out to stop her."
Amelie (Two Disc Special Edition) [DTS] [DVD]
Amelie (Two Disc Special Edition) [DTS] [DVD]
"The most perfectly shot, acted and structured tale made for the sole purpose of making you feel everything is right within the world. Can't recommend this enough."
Monster's Ball [DVD] [2002]
Monster's Ball [DVD] [2002]
"In which Halle Berry deservedly won an Oscar for her portrayal of a woman struggling after going through so much loss and Billy Bob Thornton as the man able to help her."
Bowling For Columbine : Special Edition (Two Disc Set) [DVD] [2002]
Bowling For Columbine : Special Edition (Two Disc Set) [DVD] [2002]
"Everyone should see this documentary."
Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
Requiem for a Dream [DVD] [2001]
"The use of quick editing really helps this story of addiction come to life. Excellent soundtrack and sympathetic performance from Ellen Burstyn."
Being John Malkovich [DVD] [2000]
Being John Malkovich [DVD] [2000]
"One, if not probably the most, inventive filmbusting with ideas and interesting characters. All time classic debut from Spike Jonze as director."
Donnie Darko [DVD] [2002]
Donnie Darko [DVD] [2002]
"Had to be included just because its so watchable and at first baffling. Superbly cast family and an excellent debut from Richard Kelly."