Atonement was interesting. Not what I expected, though that’s little surprise since I didn’t know a thing about the movie. I’m not sure I have anything clever to say beyond that; the acting was good and the story was compelling. It was not in the same league as No Country, but still deserved to be in the best picture category last year. That said, I couldn’t shake the feeling the whole time I was watching it that I was watching a somewhat different version of Titanic, and the final scene made that sensation much stronger. 7/10.