i get really influenced by the hype and critic reviews of movies. so much so that if i see a movie that someone has recommended b/c it was brilliant/amazing/awesome, i end up watching it very critically and am usually disappointed and underwhelmed. it's gotten to the point where i can't read movie reviews anymore and i usually don't go to see mainstream movies in the theatre. instead, i wait for all the talk surrounding a movie to die down and watch it in it's dvd format. so coming from that perspective, i in turn, try not to over-hype or give super enthusiastic recommendations of films to people.
.. but i have to write about the tracey fragments tonight (even though i should be madly coding some html), which was part of the canada's top ten of 2007.
i'm not going to over-hype it. i'll just say that it made me really proud of our canadian art scene and it is the first movie in a long time that made my heart palpitate. if it gets distribution in theatres or is shown through a film festival, please go see it.