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…
Impressed by Christian Bale's appearance. Amazing performances.
Un film molto curato, meticoloso e interpretato dal maestro depe trasformazioni. Ha uno sviluppo abbastanza tipico, ma che assume significato con il finale. Gran film!
K I L L E R
Christian Bale at the top of his game!
The music was very creepy!
But a pretty depressing watch! (As in my mood wasn't the happiest, more dark)
this is such a solid thriller. wonderful mix of david fincher's earlier grimy, grungy aesthetic, the mind games of david lynch, and a score, which echoes the sentiment of the maestro alfred hitchcock. it's stark, and it's ugly to look at but 'the machinist' has a fantastical, otherworldly texture which keeps it fun and digestible--rather than devolving into a self-serious, grim misrerabilist narrative that turns to shock value in it's latter moments.
"I haven't slept in a year."
Trevor (Christian Bale) is an insomniac who begins having weird visions only he can see and he must piece together what is really happening to him.
Without spoiling anything I am going to say the ending of this surprised me. I had a feeling what he saw wasn't completely true from the very beginning but I was not expecting this ending. I love movies like that, where you expect one thing (or can't figure out what to expect) and its a whole other thing entirely. Christian Bale was incredible in this, the man is insane with the weight loss I might add but still he was amazing. He created a character with so much…
Hacia mucho que no la volvía a ver. Sigue manteniendo su atmósfera y sigue impresionando ver a Bale en el fantástico trabajo que hace. La mente, ese gran desconocido. "...Ahora sólo quiero dormir".
Woooow... 😍😍 unpredictable story. U r the man with variations. Reallyhe did involved in the character he was playing.
If you're luking for a perfect thriller drama then this is was first movie in ur list.
I got so many Hitchcock vibes throughout (especially the score) and it made me so happy.
Christian Bale's transformation and performance alone is worth seeing this movie.
Overweight, loveless, wood paneling, empty parking lots, basements, loners, madness, sadness, isolation, depression, fantasy, eccentric, filth, sleaze...
Charlie Kaufman, Todd…
from my "watch it again" section on american netflix instant, all currently available to stream, ranked by how highly i…