Deliverance, directed by John Boorman is a thriller based on John Dickey’s novel and starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Ronny Cox. Four Atlanta businessmen – Lewis (Reynolds), Ed (Voight), Bobby (Beatty), and Drew (Cox) – go on a canoe trip down a river in the Georgia wilderness for a weekend to reconnect with nature by fishing, canoeing and camping.
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“I am the best film director in the world,” proclaimed Lars von Trier rather brashly following the debut of his newest film at the Cannes Film Festival. This was immediately after he entered the media room to a shower of boos from critics who had just painstakingly viewed Antichrist, the latest from the Danish director.
Mulholland Dr. is one of the most enigmatic and elusive movie of the decade and has left countless viewers feeling confused, baffled, stunned or even cheated and angry. Many have asked how such cryptic piece of non-sense could even be considered as art. Mulholland Dr. is like a puzzle with many pieces that do not fit anywhere. It is a fact of life that David Lynch’s movies are not for everyone: They require multiple and highly focused viewing and simply are too “open” for interpretation for some people.
The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, is a movie that has received considerable acclaim and is widely seen as the leading contender for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The reason I haven’t reviewed this movie earlier is that I wanted to watch the movie a second time and reflect on how much the completely unrealistic premises and behaviors take away from this otherwise very highly entertaining movie.
Cache (US: Hidden) is a critically acclaimed mystery thriller directed by Austrian director Michael Haneke and starring French actors Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche. Georges Laurent (Auteuil) is a successful TV host of a book-club type show while his wife Anne (Binoche) works for a book publisher. They have a 12-yr old son and seemingly happily live in a cozy book-lined upscale apartment.
Where are the time-traveling movies Hollywood? Yes, there was the moving The Time Traveler’s Wife back in August but it was more of a romance movie with less emphasis on the sci-fi and then after that, we basically have to go back to The Butterfly Effect (2004) and Donnie Darko (2001) for some decent time-travel brainstorming. It is thus needless to say that I was giddy to discover Timecrimes (Los Cronocrimenes), a Spanish sci-fi thriller directed by Nacho Vigalondo.
Directed by Academy Award nominee David Lynch, the hauntingly creepy Mulholland Dr. is a dark psychological thriller/mystery which catapulted Naomi Watts to stardom. I waited a long time to watch this movie which most people would deem as not making sense whatsoever. What I love about this movie is that it is completely open for interpretation
One Hour Photo is a psychological thriller directed by Mark Romanek and starring Robin Williams as “Sy” Parrish in a role that is very unlike your usual Robin William’s fare. Sy has been running the one-hour photo lab at SavMart for the last 10 years and is very attentive and meticulous that “his” customers receive the best service possible… and he should because he has nothing else going on in his life: No companionship, no kids, no friends, nothing at all.
Adapted from the highly acclaimed play of the same name, Doubt is a drama powered by four Oscar-nominated performances and directed by John Patrick Shanley.