Chop Shop

Massive movie recommendation: Chop Shop by Ramin Bahrani. I’m not sure this trailer captures much of the awesome spirit of this film, but Eberts adoring blog post might give you some idea of the Love it generates:

The New Great American Director

Certainly it taught me some things about living poor in New York, and as a piece of film craft its masterful at creating sad and joyous new imagery. Big rec for anybody who felt Slumdog missed the point entirely!