Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
It was supposed to be the safest room in the house.
Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul and Junior - during a brutal home invasion. But the room itself is the focal point because what the intruders really want is inside it.
From the director of Se7en & Fight Club, Panic Room arrives as another intensely gripping, nail-biting & edge-of-the-seat experience from David Fincher which further solidifies his position as one of the modern masters of thrillers, and beautifully balances its style with substance to succeed as one of the most captivating, entertaining & satisfying works of Fincher's career.
Set in New York City, the story of Panic Room concerns a recently divorced mother & her 11-year old daughter who purchase a new house which comes equipped with a safe room in case the security is breached. But on the very first night, three burglars break into their house in search for a missing fortune which is present in the very room where the two ladies…
I've never seen a single second of any of the Twilight movies. And I already know Kristen Stewart is 10x better in this, than she was in any of those movies.
I think few people give Panic Room the credit it deserves. The production design is a state-of-the-art masterpiece.
Looking through the background material for this film, it's impossible not to be impressed. For instance, the previsualization process was at the time the most thorough in movie history. Previz can best be described as an animated storyboard, and has never been used to this extent. In fact, with a few omissions in the opening and the end of the film, a complete animated version of the film exists.
The sets were constructed in their entirety at a Los Angeles soundstage («There is no house»). The way these sets are constructed are so meticulously planned that Fincher wore out an entire crew…
Panic Room, even with a multitude of flaws, is massively entertaining. It was one of the last Fincher films that I had to see, and when I found it on Netflix Instant; I happily dove into another dark and dreary Fincher Film.
Panic Room stars Jodie Foster as a separated wife and mother moving into a new house. In their first night spending the night, with many boxes left unpacked, a group of intruders enter; unaware that anyone has moved in.
That's all I'm going to say, because the rest is best left for your discovery. I couldn't imagine seeing this in a packed house on opening weekend, It would've been nuts. Basically, the film is tense. Really, really, REALLY…
You won’t easily find another movie that is equally well shot, yet as average regarding every other aspect. Aesthetically, it is clearly a David Fincher flick, but as a viewer you are awaiting a Fincher-esque surprise to come. But it won’t. Frustrating, especially with all the foreshadowing that is going on here - “that automatically closing steel door is dangerous!” / “oh, but it has laser sensors that will keep it from shutting if something is stuck in-between, but only like twenty centimetres from the floor and the doorpost.” Hmmmm, will something or someone get stuck in-between, because it isn’t interrupting one of the two laser sensors? Will it? It is a bit of a lousy effort for such a brilliant filmmaker and that is noticed in the absence of a real heart to the story.
It has been a while since the last time I laid eyes on Panic Room, and as a Fincher enthusiast I have always deemed it an effective yet lesser piece of his filmography. While this remains true, it is more a compliment to the rest of his work than an insult to this film, because Panic Room is a stylish and flat out entertaining exercise in the importance of utilizing setting and cinematography to build tension.
On the surface, Panic Room really is nothing special, a home invasion film that plays by some predictable rules like using a child to tug at the heartstrings and raise the stakes, a film that features flat and uninspired archetype villain characters, starting with…
Finchers meisterhafter Umgang mit Kamera, Raum und der Kombination aus beidem ist hier wirklich ganz großes Kino. Allein die Wohnungsbesichtigung in den ersten Minuten gehört en Detail analysiert!
Ich werde wohl nicht drumherum kommen, diesen Streifen immer und immer wieder zu schauen!
RENAMED: PAN(ic room)
this movie, not gone girl, made me love david fincher. and i LOVE gone girl.
1 star for such a weird ensemble cast
1 star for outrageous pans
1 star because i still can't get over this movie !
1/2 star for diabetes being the true villain
1/2 star because david fincher becoming my new go to director of my future novel adaptation
"oh, that was a really fuckin stupid thing to do." just completely echoed through my mind
mother & daughter hides in a panic room. kept my attention through out. it wasn't boring.
10/10 for Jared Leto cornrows.
Panic Room is thrilling and unpredictable for a while, but thats probably the worst film directed by David Fincher.
Film #25 of the "November 2015 Scavenger Hunt" Challenge!
Task #6 A film directed by David Fincher!
Panic Room is a very average movie that feels like it should be better than it is. It has the dark atmosphere that Fincher is known for, but it lacks his satisfying twists and turns. Fincher keeps the audience tense and the direction is good, but I had trouble overcoming its premise and buying into the whole thing. The setup is clunky and forced, and then the more that's revealed, the more I found myself disengaging with the film.
The performances are very solid all around. Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart do very well as mother/daughter reacting to the circumstances around them.…
(Originally posted 04-04-2002)
I have to start with this: For my money, David Fincher’s 1999 Fight Club is the best film of the last decade. Where many films passed off pat audience-pleasing as attacks on consumerism (Falling Down) or gloried in the worst excesses of violence while claiming “we had to show gore in order to satirize our corrupt culture” (Natural Born Killers), or worst of all covered themselves in mock grit (Leaving Las Vegas, 8 MM) as a way of spackling over their flaws, Club‘s lunatic ethic succeeded where all others failed.
It bombed because it suffered from Fincher’s growing strength as an artist: He’s not afraid to be hard on us.
So I had high hopes for his…
A simple, small scale thriller however that doesn't prevent it from being brilliantly intense.
(This film once again proved the point that Jared Leto can pull off any hair style.)
I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
Let's give some credit to the unsung artisans responsible for setting the mood at the beginning of a film, or…