Film 14 of Daryl's December Challenge.
First time director Florian Henckel- Von Donnersmark's Lives of Others is a quiet, brooding thriller, its a quite phenomenal effort to produce as a debut. With gripping and fluid drama, that works as a political thriller, a psychological study, and even a touching love story. It builds its tension, and it's characters slowly. It is engrossing.
My only gripe in fact, is that the transformation of the lead character goes perhaps a tad too…
At 98 minutes, this is my dream length of movie. I have said it all my life.
After leaving this screening, and using the facilities, I could quite easily have jumped straight back in to watch the whole movie again. That doesn't happen to me often.
Stoker is phenomenal.
It's as dreamy as it is taught. As beautiful as it is horrific. It's The Tree of Life with A screenplay. An outstanding screenplay at that. It has been said that…
Sam Mendes proves his Bond making credentials, and confirms his excellent film making credentials.
Skyfall certainly is an excellent film. The best Bond film in 48 years. This is a proper spy film, and James Bond, as a character is a proper spy.
As a Bond fan this film pleased me in every way. You have to hand it to the film makers, it takes massive balls to put a 4 minute title sequence 10 minutes into a massive film…