Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Venus Movie Review – A Brilliant film

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A film, which manages to capture loneliness and the desire to be young again so beautifully. I have not seen a single Peter O'Toole movie but I must tell you he is simply marvelous to watch (also the character has so many layers), the same can be said about Jodie Whittaker who dazzles with an equally subtle performance. The movie is about Maurice (an actor who wants to feel young again and who has not lost his desire for love even at such an old age. He sees his desire for youth coming to life after meeting Jessie) and Jessie (who Maurice calls VENUS is a confused teenager looking for work) both meet and fulfill their desires. By this, you may have already understood that the characters have so many layers. Also there are many scenes in the movie which are simply brilliant and touches you at the same time. It gives a correct and truthful portrait of human nature take for instance the scene where Venus asks Maurice what parts of her body does he wants to touch. Maurice looks into her eyes and replies each and every body part (in this scene Venus is shown with her face in light falling from the window). Maurice then asks her has she loved anybody and suddenly Venus moves back with her face shown in darkness (this scene shows the true nature of the character ). Such scenes make you look at the writer and the directors efforts to bring the characters to life. A must watch if you like watching character driven drama.

Death Proof Grindhouse Movie Review

Well I got the DVD print of Death Proof and not the entire movie but I am glad that I could at least catch up with it. Let me start with the positives .........first of all, I must say Kurt Russel was brilliant even though he had nothing to do, still you could feel his screen presence and secondly the way Taratino made a concept (there is absolutely no story) look so real with the way he brought all the characters alive (similar to what he did with pulp fiction, reservoir dogs but those had some stories to say). Here there is nothing but a guy trying to kill pretty girls with his car. Also the length could have been shorter anyways if you are looking for an all out action movie (which the trailers promised then you are in for a shock as this ones a character driven movie). Also I must add the chase sequence at the end was awesome, though I would still warn you do not go by the hype. Death proof is strictly average.

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Fracture Movie Review- Six Great Hollywood movies in one hub

A smart thriller not in terms of the plot (which is somewhat good but I got the twist right at the start) still throughout the movie I never felt bored, as the movie was not only about the twist but also about the characters that were part of it. The script writer was smart enough to know that the plot would not surprise the audience but the chemistry might give it a bit more spice and that is what you see. The best part of the movie definitely is the constant leg pulling which Anthony Hopkins (does remind you a lot of Silence Of The Lambs but still its fun to watch) does on Ryan Gosling (brilliant and brought something new). I would not reveal much about the plot as its a thriller and I wont say the plot is outstanding but I would like to say that the movie is still fun to watch, especially due to the smart dialogues and performances.

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House of Sand and Fog Movie Review

I would not say the movie is outstanding (well it could have been) but some parts of it never make sense hence it falls short. Still it has enough to hold you up and make you think. I especially loved the subject (a girl who loses her house to which she is emotionally attached). Another plus point of the movie has to be that no one comes out as bad, I mean each character is shown doing things which according to them is right is never shown as if this person is bad just because he took the house from her. Also Jennifer Connelly(those eyes .......... they say a lot and she uses them brilliantly to display her emotions ) and Ben Kingsley were simply outstanding in their respective roles. Watch this movie if you are their fans.

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