I saw the last three yesterday, all pretty good.
Crackie I generally go to see films produced in Newfoundland, my home province, if only to see what's new. Usually it's a comedy, and a pretty good one. This one was more serious, and I found it surprisingly moving in places.
A crackie is a Newfoundland term for a small, yappy, snappy dog, and indeed, there was one such in this film. Yet the term could be applied to the main characters as well – the heroine and her grandmother. An interesting tale following a few generations of parental neglect and its inevitable consequences.
Today is Better Than Two Tomorrows A documentary that follows two Laotian boys on their way to becoming Buddhist novice monks. Engaging, and with magnificent scenery. An impressive film, especially since it was made made without a film crew.
Letters to Father Jacob Well acted and not a bad story, though I found the revelation of Leila's story a bit contrived and a little unconvincing somehow.
That's it for this year. While I saw more films than ever this year, oddly and gratifyingly, fewer of them turned out to be duds – I must be getting better at interpreting the advertising verbiage printed in the film guide.