I watched “The Life of David Gale” on DVD today. It is by far the best movie of the recent pile. It is a drama about capital punishment with Kevin Spacey playing the main character. Lots of good acting by everyone, excellent directing, good soundtrack and overall very close to a perfect movie. :)
This movie got the thing I enjoy the most right – all the characters are complete. You picture clearly every person that is shown in the movie. Futher more, most of the characters are more complex then heroes from the comix animations. They do indeed look like a real people that have real lives and real problems. Few excellent tricks were used to accomplish these fullfillness. For example, pieces of paper with written feelings in a fast rotation… You have to see it to appreciate it.
I voted for a (strong) 9 out of 10 on IMDB.