Secretary is a quirky feature from the early 2000s about BDSM and lonely damaged people wearing sexy stockings. A critical darling in theatrical release, the film is still thought-provoking and disconcerting.
Mary and Max is the irresistible tale of two pen-friends: eight-year-old Australian, Mary and 42-year-old New Yorker, Max. Claymation is at its best in this film which also boasts clever dialogue and off-beat humor.
Precious is neither a rags to riches story nor is it a relentlessly bleak portrait of a miserable life. Thanks to Gabourey Sidibe, Precious herself is as funny and charming as she is angry and depressed.
This makes the dire consequences of current fishing practices very clear: if current fishing levels continue unchecked, by mid-century many species of fish millions of people eat every day will be gone.