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.
An ingeniously crafted tale of twists & turns, a fascinating vignette of obsession & jealousy, and an interesting illustration of friendship & rivalry, The Prestige is a magical piece of thrilling cinema by Christopher Nolan which comes with its own set of pledge, turn & prestige moments just like any great magic trick and cleverly manages to take its ordinary premise & turn it into something truly extraordinary.
The Prestige is the story of a friendship that became a rivalry which later turned deadly. The plot concerns two renowned stage magicians in London near the end of the 19th century who engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate illusion but their increasing obsession to best each other's tricks eventually leads them…
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…
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…
"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…
Rarely is a film so good that I cant resist a rewatch only 1 week after viewing it for the first time. Taking the information gathered from the first watch into the second, there is quite a lot still on offer, without going into spoilers. It's always trying to find little clues hidden along the way to the reveals in the story but as they say in the film, "people want to be fooled, once they know the secret, you're nothing to them."
A movie that makes you think with Nolan being behind the camera. Boom, it's good right? Yes, it is. Really good.
"Without the prestige, the act abruptly comes to a standstill; an expectation lingers in the air and closure is not met. Viewers who ache for more (beyond the arcing and non-linear narrative) will be more than satisfied."
Really good would be an understatement. I liked this film far more than I did Inception (which also attempted to challenge what you thought was going on), and the cast was brilliant. The amount of twists and turns was mind boggling, but it all worked in the end, along with the order of events. The question will be however, will it be the same on the 2nd viewing?
Um filme excelente, um filme que sabe criar tensão e que no final se fica de boca aberta!
I have to admit that I have only seen The Prestige once, but I remember feeling spellbound from start to finish. The ending blew my mind.
"Now you're looking for the secret. But you won't find it because of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to work it out. You want to be fooled."
Leaves me breathless every time.
The Prestige is an ambitious yet confuddled mess of a film from Christopher Nolan. And even while I didn't like The Prestige as I did his other movies. While its not terrible in any way, it just didn't grab me like say Memento did. The Prestige seed Batman square off against Wolverine in a magic duel to the death. While a cool premise it doesn't pay off. I was constantly expecting Superman to swoop in and do battle with Cyclops. Oh well.
Interessante história de dois mágicos rivais que se perdem em meio ao ódio.
Engraçado que não tomei conhecimento do filme na época que foi lançado e o vi pela primeira vez agora, sem nem saber o que esperar.
O filme tem uma construção muito bacana, mas no final dá umas patinadas. Acho que fiquei um pouco com pé atrás pelo uso de Tesla do modo como foi, mas de qualquer forma é interessante o cientista ser utilizado no cinema.
Um filme bacana.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…