It seems a strange thing to say about one of the most depressing films ever offered, but The Road is beautiful in its depiction of parent/child love that transcends the worst the world can throw at us.
There are a few moments in the computer-animated A Christmas Carol when it seems bent on re-imagining the yarn as a theme park thrill ride. But despite these lapses, it delivers. And Jim Carrey gets most of the credit.
Miracle Mile (1988) is about the last 24 hours of life on Earth. A nifty blend of conflicting moods, there’s terrific suspense and unexpected bursts of snarky humor set against an apocalyptic background.