A lot of people I know who love movies just refuse to answer that question, and I've been known to do so too from time to time, but I do have one definite favorite when I'm pressed.
I've occasionally landed on "To Kill a Mockingbird," still very dear to my heart, but the real answer is the first film from Fernando Meirelles, "City of God" ("Cidade de Deus.") It's just a moving story of kids growing up (or trying to) in Rio de Janeiro, very well told. It also contains several visually stunning scenes, especially the street party, and I'm always hooked by stories about photographers. And, just in case you somehow haven't seen this and need some more inducement, the lovely Alice Braga is in it too.
So, what made me think of that? Well, there's a sequel of sorts hitting theaters this Friday, "City of Men" ("Cidade dos Homens.") I've enjoyed the TV series of the same name, and director Paulo Morelli, who directed some episodes, is in charge for the flick. Like "City of God," it centers on two friends, this time played by Douglas Silva and Darlan Cunha, and how the Rio drug trade has impacted their lives.
But, I digress a bit. I'm not sure when I'll be able to see "City of Men," but a fairly long trailer is below for anyone who's interested. Today, however, I'm interested in knowing what your favorite movie is, if indeed you have one, and why you love it so much. And yes, it's OK to have more than one. I hope at least a few people play along, and that some of you indeed get to see "City of Men." Peace out.