We watch lots of movies, but I'm not a good enough reviewer to bother writing up anything substantial on most of them. Still, when we come across movies that are particularly good, I at least like to put it out there as a recommendation.
Children of Men rates very high on IMDB – it's #179 on the top 250 films of all times and rates 8.1 out of 10. To me, it wasn't quite that good. It was a better than average film, but it drags a bit from time to time and could use with a bit more editing. Still, there's good suspense, and a plot that gets you thinking about what could conceivably happen if the world were to experience some sort of turmoil like, oh, I don't know, an extended global economic recession/collapse. In any case, I wouldn't rate it quite that hight – maybe a 7.4. Recommendable if you want something that's kind of slow moving and depressing – something European-esque.
On the other hand, Perfume rates a lot lower, only 7.5 – a respectable rating for IMDB – but personally I'd pop it onto my own top 250. It's the story of a young man in 18th century France (although the acting is all in English) who has the most remarkable sense of smell and who wants to preserve scent – including the scent of women. That description isn't doing the film justice. It's more complicated than that – you sympathize with the character, despite the fact that he's a murderer. It'ss kind of like Dexter that way. The film has a sort of fairy-tale feel to it, and the visual style is beautiful. It's definitely not for everyone, but we both truly loved it. If you're looking for something a bit different, check it out.