Realm Of Randomness

March 13, 2006

Movie Reviews

Filed under: Movie,Review — Randomizer @ 9:25 pm

[ Nope, no spoilers here. You can go ahead and read the reviews ]

Crash

A little known movie at the time I watched it, this movie has all of a sudden earned an Oscar and exploded into the limelight ! While I still wonder if the movie is Oscar material in terms of comparisons with movies like American Beauty, it still is a MUST watch for NRIs. I probably might not have appreciated it as much had I not been an immigrant suffering the same stereotyping here in the US. While there is no mention of an Indian connection in the movie surprisingly, the direction and acting deserves a great deal of praise.

Overall a very well made movie, though not Oscar material.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Mulholland Drive

The entire movie is what you make of it. Brilliant direction, excellent thriller and a mystery from start to finish.

Rating: 7 / 10

Memento

If you’re in a mood to make your movie experience not merely a ‘sit back and relax’ 2 hours, then Memento is a must watch. A gripping story, probably a cliched method of story telling, however an entertainer through and through.

Rating: 8 / 10

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind

Hats off to Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet for an amazing performance in such an awesome movie. While the Truman Show helped him gain an immense amount of respect from an audience that was tired of the usual Ace Venturas and exaggerated facial expressions, Eternal Sunshine goes a step further and establishes him as a contender for intense, serious roles. A fantastic love story with stunning visual effects, MINUS all the candy floss, this movie blew my mind, and is a must watch for everyone. An ideal date movie for an intellectual couple, and a great movie for singles too.

Rating : 9 / 10

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2 Comments »

  1. Pretty good picks, although they are all pretty popular movies. That is to say, among movie people, most people have seen these.

    Crash, in particular; if you haven’t seen Crash, you might want to slap yourself and then get on that. And yeah, it DID deserve an Academy Award or three.

    A few that you might not have heard of would be Love, Honor, and Obey, which is sort of an indie story in the vein of Snatch. It’s in turns violent, dramatic, vulgar, and hilarious. Dom Anciano and Ray Burdis wrote, directed, and had supporting roles in this brilliant London gangster film. It really is a must-see if you like the genre.

    Another flick which flew under the radar is Heights, a drama set in New York City which really surprised me by being “artsy” and still smart, emotional, and surprising.

    Comment by kenjihara — July 15, 2006 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

  2. “cliched method of story telling”? whaa… i’ve never seen this anywhere except for that seinfeld episode.. but i guess it’s similar to PF, 21G, ESSM..
    i loved Crash, yeah probably because i’m a desi out here, but more likely because over the last few years, with the Iraq war and the US elections, I’ve very firmly come to realise there’s always 2 sides to the story, both of which deserve to be told… :) great movie
    Eternal sunshine was awessome, the story itself is intentionally confusing and makes u want to watch it twice, and by then u’r hooked onto it and everytime u watch it u love it more and more :)

    Comment by erw — July 15, 2006 @ 4:09 pm | Reply


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