All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Are You Watching Closely?
A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Human nature is as destructive as it is constructive. We have the power and knowledge to build impressive constructions, invent machinery and technology that greatly alleviate our lives and can prove extremely beneficent for future generations. We are capable of love, we form families, have children. Everything is at our disposal, thanks to our ingenuity and love we have the opportunity to live in harmony. Yet we crave for more. We feel misunderstood, betrayed, we become cocky, blinded by desire and ambition, greed nests in our brains and hatred in our hearts. We hurt everyone around us, push away our dearest, turn our backs on anyone we ever cared for, we destroy and sacrifice everything that we so compassionately created…
Forget "The Dark Knight". Forget "The Dark Knight Rises". Forget even "Inception". This film matches the levels of greatness that "Memento", my favorite Nolan film, manages to reach, and it does it without telling the story backwards. This is dark, mysterious, captivating, intelligent, and is easily one of Nolan's most under rated films so far.
After the disappointment of The Dark Knight Rises I wanted to revisit Nolan at his best. Whilst the film’s narrative structure is fragmented, much like the elusive puzzle at the heart of the story, it is deftly plotted where each component is revealed to fit neatly together and create a satisfying whole. The brilliance of the film is that it reveals everything to the audience at the very beginning. It tells you exactly how the trick is achieved early on, you just need to be paying attention. Yet, despite knowing how every twist and turn will play out the film still rewards repeated viewings which is very rare for this type of film. The twists are never cheap, they are…
"Are you watching closely?" - Alfred Borden
Yeah...so, this is the film that had me all the way. It's sublime. It's one of the most intelligent films I've ever seen. It's got my mind working in over-drive. I'm over-heating. I can't say anything at all about this to people who haven't seen it, so I'll just babble on critically...
Everyone, and I mean everyone, is at the top of their game here. Particularly Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Their roles as hero and villain, protagonist and antagonist are constantly shifting between them, as they're both as equally flawed as one another. At first, they both look like they're horrifically uncomfortable in their roles with their foreign accents, but it doesn't…
Part one of Preparing (As much as Humanly Possible) For Interstellar
Ah, The Prestige. Such a magic trick, such a brilliant concept, such beautiful execution, such rich cinematography, such immaculate performances; the entire film is an example of Christopher Nolan as a magician. As a storyteller. As a master of the medium. And as one of the finest directors of the modern generation.
It might be my favorite of Nolan's work, and while that might change as I work through his filmography in anticipation for Interstellar, one fact that will never change is that The Prestige is incredible. Masterfully combining fantastical, dramatic, and surrealistic touches; Christopher Nolan weaves this biting little tale with such operatic grandeur that you want to…
"Are you watching closely?"
These four words open the film and are repeated throughout, almost acting as words of advice from director Christopher Nolan.
After all, The Prestige is just like one big magic trick; so intricately pieced together and executed with such showmanship you will want to pay maximum attention in order to see how this particular trick was pulled off.
Look too hard though and you may miss something vital. Nolan is an expert of storytelling and in The Prestige, he is on the top of his game. He drops more than enough hints throughout as to where the story is going and delivers a twist ending that will leave many claiming they knew that's how the magic…
I love this film. I've seen it twice so far and I find it so engaging. It does a great job of convincing you of one idea and then turning it all on its head in the last five minutes.
Christopher Nolan is definitely one of my favorite filmmakers out there today and The Prestige is quintessential in why I feel that way. It's smart, sharply directed and incredibly performed. The film explores obsession and the cost of it when it becomes consuming in a way that's incredibly compelling from beginning to end.
The film is incredibly fluid and the dance between Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman is like poetry in motion. It's intriguing, engaging and I couldn't recommend this film more.
Nolan's first masterpiece.
Very nice film. The acting and screenwriting are perfect. The story is perfect and it keeps you asking what's happened... and when you think that you know what's going on, no it's not. You probably won't guess what's happening before it was revealed. But the tricks in this film are not so much interesting (it's interesting but no so much), maybe i was expected better tricks. Hovewer this is very nice film.
Having seen this movie before, I knew what the twist was going in. That being said, on my first viewing of The Prestige I immediately knew that I needed to re-watch it, because I didn't understand it fully. Now having seen the movie for a second time, I definitely like it more, and appreciate it as one of Nolan's very best. Even without the great twist ending, this movie would still be a genius piece of filmmaking. Nolan crafts such an entertaining and complex thriller here, it's hard to take your eyes off the screen at any given moment.
The Prestige follows the rivalry between two magicians, played by Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman. These two magicians will do whatever…
i dont understand why wolverine didnt just use his claws to kill the magic guy but whatever good movie 7/10
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- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
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A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…