You know, every January, we wade through the dreck, desperate for the moment the ice begins to melt and there’s finally some worthwile movies to see again. And it seems like that this moment of cinematic enjoyment takes longer and longer each year.
But, this year, maybe Christmas has come early.
Maybe, just maybe, we finally have a contender worthy of that famed headline “the first great movie of the year.”
And maybe this film can do more than just kick off film excellence in 2012. This one could possibly even speak to the human condition in ways previously unforeseen.
Please, watch with a loved one. And a box of tissues.