Oh, and I've given myself the arbitrary deadline of offering up a new suggestion every Wednesday. Mainly because I like the alliterative title. So, yeah, we'll see how that goes.
Anyway, let's get started...
What-to-Watch Wednesday: The Station Agent
I have a predilection for small, quiet films. And, it doesn't get much smaller and quieter than The Station Agent. There are no big moments here. No suspenseful plot twists. Certainly no action sequences. And, no emotionally overwrought performances from the actors. Indeed, most of the time the actors never raise their voices above the level of gentle conversation.
What The Station Agent does offer is a portrait of the friendship formed by three lonely individuals brought together by the separate circumstances of their lives. There is Fin (played by Peter Dinklage), a train enthusiast who inherits an abandoned train depot in a small New Jersey town. His desire for quiet isolation is continuously interrupted by the lonely Joe (Bobby Canavale), who parks his snack truck next door to the train depot. They are eventually joined by Olivia (Patricia Clarkson), and soon the three form a comfortable friendship, despite Fin's initial reluctance.