It'd say it's among Keanu Reeves' worst performances, the bad dialogue does him no favors! I couldn't stop watching, awaiting each new twist. Eli Roth's home invasion thriller plays with the idea of victim and perpetrator. Aspires to reach the heights of Haneke's Funny Games but isn't as clever. Roth is more concerned with sexy than smart albeit he does inject some satire into the torture porn sub-genre. Tonally however, it can be tricky to tell what's serious and what isn't? The question on everyone's lips should be, is this based on a true story? Apparently a remake of the 1977 exploitation picture Death Game.
Gangster noir, based on Graham Greene's 1938 novel. Takes place at a seaside town in the UK during the Great Depression. Darker than I expected, capturing a sense of desperation. I found the Ida Arnold amateur detective parts a little far-fetched, she's in the right place at the right time. Good but hard to follow the plot at the start.
Ida : "I've never changed. It's like those sticks of rock. Bite one all the way down, you'll still read Brighton. That's human nature."
Sci-fi action mystery-thriller. I remember when I saw the movie back in 2002 at the cinema a person sitting behind me commented out loud “Spielberg?” during the end credits. I can see where he was coming from as it’s darker than Spielberg’s typically sentimental approach, and could have been directed by another filmmaker.
A Hitchcockian ‘man on the run’ story set in the year 2054, loosely based on the 1956 short story "The Minority Report" by Philip…
Has a surprising amount of depth for a Christmas themed movie. I like the openness towards alternative thinking, we need more of that in our rigid job market.
Edmund Gwenn's oscar-winning performance as Kris Kringle oozes with charm, I even accepted that he lost his temper at one point which showed his human side.
I haven't seen the 1994 remake starring Richard Attenborough.
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