Cloud Atlas - Hmm. This movie was beautiful to watch, and the stories were interesting. It seemed to have all the pieces that would make me really like a film. However, although I enjoyed it, it still felt like there was something missing that would have kept me riveted to it. I paused multiple times to move laundry, get a snack, etc. Things that wouldn't have pulled me away if I was REALLY into a movie. Part of me thinks that it felt like it was trying too hard to be "deep". Some of the stories seemed to have a more obvious connection than others, which made it feel slightly inconsistent.
Searching for Sugarman - Very interesting documentary about the American singer/songwriter Rodriguez who recorded in the early 70s and who is generally completely unknown in the US, but had a huge influence in South Africa. There were apparently numerous "urban legend" type stories about what happened to him, so a couple of people decided to figure out the truth. It is a documentary and a bit of a mystery. If you are interested, I recommend NOT looking into this guy before you watch the film. It was fascinating the way the story unfolded in the movie, very well done. I definitely recommend this one, it was excellent!
Chasing Ice - Another documentary about a photographer/environmentalist who recorded time lapse images of receding glaciers over a period of a few years. IMO, it is hard to argue with this kind of evidence. The photography was gorgeous and the message was about what you expect, but the photographic evidence was definitely dramatic! Some of the major calving events they recorded were phenomenal and so huge in scale that it was hard to wrap my brain around it! They seemed to try to add some suspense into it with questions like "are the cameras going to work?" and "is this guy going to be able to complete the project?" and (IMO) that part didn't really work and felt superfluous. However, this film was worth watching for the photography alone.