Movie Recs from a Madman
Pan's Labyrinth- Madwoman and I liked this so much that we rushed to see Del Toro's earlier Devil's Backbone, to our great satisfaction.
Stranger than Fiction- Postmodernism hasn't been this much fun since 10 Minutes Till Bedtime
Watch On the Rhine- the wooden dialogue and relentless melodrama put Madwoman to sleep (quite literally), but this movie (made in 1943) packed one freaked out plot-turn that blew my hair back. I can't say why I recommend it without giving spoilers, but I'll just note that Paul Lukas beat out Bogey for the Oscar, and as someone who loves Casablanca I have to admit, viewed through the eyes of an audience living through WWII, I can see why.