Doing the right thing in service of love can be an ethical conundrum. Would you lie to avoid inflicting pain, or be hurtful with a brutal truth? Would you risk everything? Would you die or kill for love?
Amour (2012) is directed by Michael Haneke. Amour might be history’s most poignant film about love and aging. Haneke should simply be one of your favorite directors. His films are bold and do not shy away from the grim side of life. Whenever you are in the mood for thought and reflection, please partake.
Locke (2014) is directed by Steven Knight. Tom Hardy (Bronson) is brilliant as Ivan Locke, who is traveling to witness the birth of his child. The film takes place within his vehicle, where he communicates via his car phone with those who need him. Meet a very unlikely and thoroughly engaging film.
Stairway to Heaven, A Matter of Life and Death (1946) is directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. An RAF pilot reaches out to an American radio operator as his plane is going down in the U.K. during WWII. Their brief conversation results in a mutual bond. He cheats death, but for how long?