Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Next Three Days (2010) - Crime | Drama | Romance

The Next Three Days (2010) - GREAT MOVIE

  The best films are those where you are introduced to characters who do the unpredictable believably, or people you think will be key players die in the opening scene, someone you least expect turns out to be the murderer, these are the films that keep you guessing and keep you involved. In Paul Haggis' intense thriller he chooses a wise and well crafted angle to lure you in and hold your attention. The development of John Brennan and his gradual transformation over time before your very eyes.
   The film is for sure a classic, a heart-pounding, thrill-a-minute romantic thriller that will not only have your palms sweating, but your eyes watering as you see a desperate husband and father try to restore meaning and equilibrium in his life in keeping his family together, even if at times you feel the plot is a little far fetched, these thoughts will be clouded by your respect and admiration for this man on a one way trip mission who will do anything, and I mean anything he can to keep his family together, I mean, wouldn't you do the same? Enjoy this one!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Le violon rouge (1998) - Drama | Romance | Mystery

 Le violon rouge (1998) - GREAT MOVIE

  I was shocked. This film turned out to be clearly one of the best movie going experiences I have had in ages (and it's a movie from 1998 people). This story unfolds and is creatively told through the reading of the violin makers wife's fortune with a deck of Tarot cards. It is the story of a part of the life of a violin; of the humans who would dare to possess her beauty. A masterpiece of a craftsman's art, it is desired by many for it's acoustic perfection. But, as Tolstoy said, "how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness." Or more interestingly, from Saint Augustine: "Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked." There seems to be a curse on this instrument as it brings ill to those who manage to possess it. This makes the ending especially eerie.
  An original, imaginative and thought provoking story that engaged one's mind as American films almost never do. I will not describe more of the plot, it's far too good to ruin. The memory of this film will be one long treasured.