When you think summer movies, you think blockbusters, flying super heroes, franchises and Disney, all of which I love. But I have to admit it was really refreshing to see two small and thoughtful films back to back - Words & Pictures and The Fault in Our Stars (click for post) coincidentally both are about love of literature and falling in love while dealing with physical limitations beyond one's control.
In Words and Pictures Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) is a successful, New York painter struck down in the prime of her creative life by Rheumatoid Arthritis, and finds herself teaching fine art in a small town in Maine, to honor students at a prestigious high school academy. The first day of class, Dina states something to the effect that words can lie and deceive, but images are truth...
When Marcus, already attracted to Delsanto, hears her disparaging marks about words vs pictures, he throws down a gauntlet and challenges her to prove "a picture is worth a thousand words" but mostly he just.. READ MORE
Tinsel & Tine (Reel & Dine)
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