Since we haven’t reviewed an Indian movie in almost a week, I thought I would recommend one today. This movie is my guilty pleasure, but it’s hard not to fall in love with it.
I first saw it almost four years ago. My best friend called me, asking if we wanted to go see a movie, because she didn’t want to go home. I put on a pair of jeans and the first shirt I could find and got into my car. At the first light stop I looked online what movies where at the cinema at that hour (around 09:30 PM) and one caught my eye. Life doesn’t give you a second chance. 8.2 on IMDB. It should be a good one if it has such a good mark. When we entered the cinema and saw it was an Indian movie, she almost killed me. But after the movie started rolling, the magic happened…. Continue reading
Palahniuk managed to amaze me with this novel. I’ve read it in a single night, as most of his other books, but this one was shockingly good, more than his usual standard. He increases the intensity of the novel with such finesse that when you reach the end, it feels as if you’ve gotten out of a roller coaster ride(no way of avoiding a terrible cliche here.) Continue reading
Touch of Evil (1958)
Director: Orson Welles
Writers: Orson Welles (screenplay), Whit Masterson (based on the novel “Badge Of Evil” by)
Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.
Touch of Evil is the last movie Orson Welles ever directed for a Hollywood studio. It was significantly altered by the studio, and maybe we can blame Universal for the mess this movie is.
My way of telling a good book and a great book apart is by measuring the time it takes me to read them. And Fahrenheit 451 is a page turner. It took me less than a day to read it, and as I read I kept telling myself that it’s one of those rare instances of a real prophecy. Even though this is not yet the future Bradbury envisioned, we’re close to what he imagined in his novel. Continue reading
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot (as H.G. Clouzot)
Writers: Pierre Boileau (novel) (as Boileau), Thomas Narcejac (novel) (as Narcejac)
Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse
The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.
To be frank, I’ve never liked the French. Never could learn the language, never could consider them nice people. Maybe I liked their idea of romance. Even some of their movies are pretty good, as long as they share feelings, emotions. But looking at a black and white psychological thriller that is older than my mother, well that might just be a little too much for me. Continue reading
Director: Richard Attenborough
Writer: John Briley
Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen
Gandhi’s character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Winner of eight Academy Awards, Gandhi is a biographical movie about one of the most famous people in history, from his young years as a lawyer in South Africa to his death in India. A man who wanted to change the world, to make it a better place. Continue reading