Movies that are slightly off.
A little guilt goes a long way...
The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ability to sleep. This is no ordinary insomnia...
Chrstian Bale does a phenomenal job at playing a skeleton.
Christian Bale also does a phenomenal job at playing skinny guys, muscley guys, psychopath's and fat, flabby con men (american hustle).
From the minute the machinist started I knew it had a memento feel to it (the movie isn't entirely in order) and a fight club feel to it (the tone and the darkness). The machinist is one of if not my favourite Christian Bale movie, its got phenomenal performances (no need to mention Bale again) and has huge surprises at every turn (like fun) its so much fun and surprisingly entertaining, Christian Bale is probably my favourite actor, this is a guy who can act any part, do any…
I can't tell you how fat this movie makes me feel.
The tricky thing with this film is that if you do not let yourself be taken in by the tense and dreamlike atmosphere, this film will probably not work for you. For me, it was an engrossing experience from the beginning; haunting, intriguing and ultimately very surprising.
While the plot can easily be summarized in one sentence, it never detracts from the very strong narrative that drives it. We are slowly emerged in the disturbing state our protagonist is in and with him we descend into his pool of sorrows and troubles. For he is troubled and I love the fact that the film very effectively hides from its audience the exact nature of his woes.
This is an atmosperic…
Twelfth watch of Noir-Vember. If you are one of the people raving about Matthew McConaughey’s physical transformation for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, than I insist you give this a watch as well, because Christian Bale trumps McConaughey in every way by almost literally transforming himself in a living skeleton (it’s seriously sickening to look at). Trevor Reznik is machine operator in a factory with some rather unsafe security measures. The place is hazardous under normal circumstances, but as Trevor is slowly deteriorating under the forces of a very extreme form of insomnia, he lifts the factory floor to a red alert zone. The plot is an unsophisticated mix of an alternative thriller and a much too accessible mystery,…
One of the very first roles I had ever seen Christian Bale in aside from playing Batman. At the time, it was astounding to me that someone would physically transform themselves to such an extreme extent for a movie; I had never quite seen anything like it. I've seen this many times since then, and I always find both Bale's performance - and the film itself - to be equally fascinating and disturbing, and it has continued to hold up very well on rewatches over the years.
Bale has become one of my favorite actors ever since my first viewing of The Machinist, and this remains one of my personal favorite roles of his. The film has a perfect eerie quality and atmosphere throughout, and, as I've mentioned in previous reviews, I love mind-fuck films. This is no exception.
'Right now I wanna sleep. I just want to sleep.'
I'm pumped up, I sweat, and I'm feeling totally uncomfortable. That's the feeling I want to have after watching a psycho thriller. The Machinist is one of those movies. Once, you let yourself sink in that kind of scary and haunting atmosphere, you will definitely have an unforgettable experience. From time to time, it reminded me of some genre classics like Fight Club or Memento, and that is definitely a good thing.
I love the way, the story is told in here. The plot is kind of simple and can be explained in just one sentence, but that doesn't harm any of this dark atmosphere. It's far more the way…
This film really struck a chord with me, as I suffered from both insomnia and anorexia early in my life. This film really captures the feeling of sleep loss in its clumsy and randomly non-chronological narrative. The constant reminders Trevor Reznek creates for himself reminds me of how forgetful I used to be and his compulsive use of bleach reminded me of my similar obsessive habits. That's not to say this film is just for insomniacs, id recommend it to anyone with a keen eye for complicated plots, I'm certainly going to have to watch this again to understand it fully. It is of course comparable and has perhaps taken a little too much inspiration from David Fincher's "Fight Club" however this being one of my few criticisms. if you liked Bale in "Batman Begins", "American Psycho" or "The Prestige" this is not a film to miss!
I feel asleep half way through but I don't think it was a bad film by any means. I was just tired and maybe it was slow. The outcome wasn't particularly surprising, mind you.
Let me set the scene for you. It’s Friday afternoon in the office, we’re all eating far too many chocolate biscuits, whilst discussing diets, weight loss and squeezing into occasion dresses. Someone mentions Christian Bale and the extreme weight loss he went through for a movie, the movie that solidified his career, apparently. It’s called The Machinist. I’d never heard of it, and none of my colleagues could tell me anything about it. A quick Google search told me everything I needed to know that I had to watch this movie ASAP.
Trevor Reznik (Christian Bale) is suffering badly from insomnia. He looks awful, he’s losing weight rapidly, and he hasn’t slept in a year. Well, I won’t complain about…
Excelente y está bastante olvidada.
Destaca la interpretación de bale y la banda sonora herrmanniaca de roque.
Filme doido, final esperado
Right away i gotta give props to Christian Bale for his performance and dedication to this movie. He takes "method acting" to a whole new level. It's amazing how he went from this to Batman returns in less then a year. And his acting is on point in this movie like really top notch, one of the best performances i have seen.
The story was also really good it started off being about this guy's life then took a turn and i enjoyed it through out the whole movie.
Now to my rating:
Animation|Special Effects: 5/10 (Only makeup in this movie)
Entertainment Value (Likability) 9/10
8/10 "Its Great"
If you like this watch:
American Psycho (2000) , Memento (2000), Black Swan (2010)
Anorexia and insomnia simulator
Delirios de culpa, paranoia, insomnio y una magnífica interpretación.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Christian Bale is just a flexible actor. Such an impressive performance! Although the hallucinations which the protagonist experiences are really obviously, it accomplished a gloomy and mysterious atmosphere.