Month: May 2013

Kill the Irishman (2011) – A Crime World Tale

Well, I never had heard of this movie named Kill the Irishman until a friend of mine suggested this as a nice mobster film. I wondered how come I didn’t read about this anywhere on the web since its release in 2011. Nevertheless, as I finally got to watch this, I would recommend straightway knowing the fact […]

The Man Without a Past (Mies Vailla Meneisyytta)

Released in 2002, Aki Kaurismaki’s ‘The Man Without a Past’ (Mies vailla menneisyyttä) is an Oscar-nominated foreign language (Finnish) film very popular for the director’s unique style of film-making and story-telling. It is the second in the Finland trilogy, others being the Drifting Clouds (1996) and Lights in the Dusk (2006). The film introduces a […]

Ironclad (2011) – Just A Bloody Swordplay

Well, I always like all kinds of historical movies, especially those popular stories depicting the past, even though those are loosely based on reality and more with fictional characters. ‘Ironclad’ (2011) is definitely one of those, set on the time of King John when he signed the very famous Magna Carta treaty. Directed by Jonathan English, […]

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” – An Exotic Experience

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) follows a group of British retirees, who for different reasons decide to “outsource” their retirement to the less expensive yet exotic India, with a hope to get all luxury and peace in life. The film banks on the saying: “Everything will be all right in the end. So, if it […]

“Changeling” – A Real-life Crime Melodrama

Based on true-life events in 1928 Los Angeles, ‘Changeling’ (released in 2008) is truly one of the very few movies based on true characters and yet successfully catches our imagination. Directed and produced by none other than Client Eastwood, this mystery-suspense drama has been well-appreciated by critics as well as moviegoers for the finest performance […]

“Grave Encounters” – Adds to the Revival of Horror Cinema

I had no idea Sleepy Hollow was a horror film when I first saw it. Similarly, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds is entertaining even without a ghost. For me, watching horror movies with great expectations is routine, but only a few have been impressive. Most horror films today are excessively bloody, gory, and disturbing […]

Rise of the Guardians (2012) – All To Believe In

DreamWorks Animation’s magical adventure film “Rise of the Guardians” (2012) is an entertainer for kids with a positive message in it. Based on the book series The Guardians of Childhood (by children’s book author William Joyce), the film, directed by Peter Ramsey, is truly an epic adventure with great animation and cinematic excellence. “Rise of […]

‘The Insider’ (1999) – Based On A True Story

Director Michael Mann was a well-established filmmaker even before the release of ‘The Insider’ in 1999, whether it be through television series like Miami Vice and Crime Story or motion pictures like Thief, Manhunter, The Last of the Mohicans, and Heat. Based on the true story of a 60 Minutes segment about tobacco industry whistleblower […]

‘Face/Off’ (1997) – A Treat to Watch

As an action thriller, John Woo’s “Face/Off” (1997) is wholesome entertainment with an amazing thrill ride. Even though predictable most often, this 1997-released Face/Off starring Nicolas Cage (as Castor Troy) and John Travolta (as Sean Archer) is engaging and creative. Isn’t it interesting to watch two accomplished actors playing dual hero and dual villain characters? The […]

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