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…
Podría parecer un borrón dentro de la filmografía de Fincher, pero salva las carencias de guión con una puesta en escena que la convierte en un ejercicio de suspense impecable.
Killer cast, killer director, killer story. Everything in this movie is solid as fuck. I held my breath a lot, which in my mind is always a sign that you're watching a quality thriller.
An underrated thriller starring Jodie Foster.
all i inherited from my mother was a love for this movie
fincher's hitchcock movie. the most consistently tense thing he's done. conrad hall (& khondji) own my ass.
I'm quite a fan of David Fincher. As I've watched more and more of his films, I'm convinced he can do no wrong. While Panic Room isn't a bad film by any means, it's certainly my least favourite of his filmography.
Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart star as a mother and daughter who move into a new house in New York. On their first night however, they're broken into. Not exactly ideal.
Jodie Foster is my biggest problem with the film. At the beginning of the film, everything was delivered with the same tone and I couldn't connect with her at all. Kristen Stewart was alright I suppose, but she didn't really stand out. The highlight of the film was…
I've i seen this film multiple times and somehow it doesn't grab me like most David Fincher films. I like Jared leto as this spoiled rich white kid, with cornrows, who is in way over his head. I also like Raul, who is the only dangerous person and if it wasn't for his character the film would lack most of its intensity. Im also not a big fan of the CG shots, but those are more a style thing. I liked it more on this viewing but not that much more, i think its mostly because of Jodie Fosters cold, and boring protagonist. Also dug the Kubrick homage ending.
David Fincher makes use of some great camera movements. What makes this thriller terrifying and engaging is the realistic take on a home invasion and the good performances by the small cast
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…