Monday, March 27, 2006

Where the Truth Lies

  • Directed by Atom Egoyan
  • Starring Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman
  • A story about two nightclub entertainers and a mystery behind the dead body of a woman found in their hotel suite. Interesting script and plot. The film jumps back and forth between the present and the past, which is confusing, due in part to the likeness of the two actors in different times (they don't grow old in 15 years) and the resemblance of the two actresses (they look so much alike).

Sunday, March 19, 2006

V For Vendetta

  • Directed by James McTeigue
  • Starring Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea
  • Produced and co-written by the Wachowski brothers who directed and wrote The Matrix sequels, the film tells the story of a young woman who was rescued by a masked man, known as "V", who has dedicated himself to freeing citizens of England from the corrupted and cruel government. This is an interesting action-filled drama movie, yet very complicated and serious. Natalie Portman is too pretty and over-reacted. The famous line, "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.", is quite familiar around here, in Thailand, don't you think?

Friday, March 10, 2006

A History of Violence

  • Directed by David Cronenberg
  • Starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris
  • An action-packed drama about a family man who tries to forget his past as a professional killer. This is one of the best films directed by Cronenberg, especially the bold and violent action scenes, which are so real and unpredictable, and the extremely hot sex scenes. Very entertaining.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Constant Gardener

  • Directed by Fernando Meirelles
  • Starring Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz
  • A political thriller and drama about a British diplomat who tries to find out the mystery behind his wife's murder. Well-made movie but too serious and complex.