Close to Vermeer, The Lesson, Joy Ride

Movie 1: Close to Vermeer

This is a wonderfully filmed documentary about the art of the enigmatic Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. Only 37 pieces of his art are known to exist. The passion and love these art historians talked about his work was fascinating. For those of us who can’t get to Amsterdam for his current exhibition, this movie is the next best thing. English and Dutch with English subtitles.


Movie 2: The Lesson

This is a psychological thriller that can at times be cumbersome and tedious. A world renown novelist struggles to write one more story following the death of his son. The twists and turns are many. If you are a fan of Richard E. Grant, you will probably want to see this movie. His facial expressions, and acting, are amazing.


Movie 3: Joy Ride

This is a Seth Rogan produced laugh out loud comedy. Two young adopted Asian girls grow up together as best friends in an all white Pacific Northwest suburb. As adults they take a business trip together to China. It very well may be the best Asian themed movie we have seen. It is humorous, poignant and raunchy, sometimes all at the same time. It’s one of the best movies of the year. We hope Oscar has a long memory.


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