Monday, May 25, 2009

The Lives of Others

German films have always their unique charms in their own aspects. May be I am wrong, because I always see the famous and good German films. Yet, "Das Leben der Anderen" is a movie which I started to watch at 4:00 am and finished at 7:30 without exhausting a bit and thinking about the fascinating theme.

Embedded on the of 1984 east Germany where secret police used to do surveillance on every suspected individual and a prominent writer and his wife was put under this scheme. The leader of the surveillance team started to be obsessed about their lives. I do want to mention the central woman character played by Martina Gedeck who is so sensational and sensual in the part she played that I desired her every second she was on the screen. The movie had a suffocating plotline which includes a variety of politics, corruption, espionage and adultery. Worthy for the ‘best foreign language film’ of 2007. Very much of a Thought-provoking film.  

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Playing by Hearts

After a long week of incessant workloads, l got a chance to watch a movie. A considerably old one- “Playing by Heart”. It was a star-studded movie with Angelina Jolie, Sean Connery, Gillian Anderson, Medeline Stowe, Denis Quide and some other people. The genre was good enough for me where the story was developed by all the complexities of these characters and intertwined with one another. Though sometimes, it felt mundane because of the chronological sequences coming after a short while. Each story of the characters was different but again they all had the same phenomena: troubled relationships.

 A soft movie which consists of lots of emotions. To some extent surprising and mainly, good to see all the stars at a time. 

Saturday, May 16, 2009

4 months, 3 weeks, 2days

I have never ever seen anything like this movie. Watch it to find out....4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days

Friday, May 15, 2009

Trpo de Elite

This movie can be called as a successor of “City of God” in many aspects and I was thrilled while watching it 3 days ago. It seemed to be a general movie of this genre but after a while, it reached the peak of my attention and the tension grew intense. It’s about the elite force police of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One man fights against the societal corruption and the corruption amongst the police itself. The psychological struggle of the main character is outstandingly depicted. Storyline was gripping enough and violence was worthwhile. Utterly exciting. 

Monday, May 11, 2009


I am an admirer of drama with lots of tensed twists and turns in plot and simultaneously it has to be slow paced where each expression talks for itself. Considering this, “Casablanca” is such a memorable movie for me, it defines a considerable portion of a specific genre which is “love”.

I watched this movie long ago, when I didn’t have the slightest idea about relationship and love and the pain and passion attached to these feelings. But when I grew up and saw it several times, I realized the obsession of “Rick Blein” who isolated himself in chaotic Casablanca with his inner torments, for an injured and unsolved love, trying to be lost into his own oblivion in the backdrop of Second World War.

Similarly favorite but for the joyful enthusiasm, I loved “It Happened One Night”. The story is nothing unique still the characters specially humor put into the character of ‘Clark Gable’ was an outburst.

These movies have a never ending charm for which a viewer like me can enjoy it even half a century later and that is why these cinemas have a little title which is called “Classic”.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Taxi Driver

The name of one of greatest iconic protagonists of the history of cinema is named “Travis Bickle”. It’s a character which portrayed the ultimate individuality, loneliness, egoism, bohemianism and rebellion. The cinema I am talking about is “Taxi Driver” by Martin Scorsese.

A taxi driver who roams around the city, unable to sleep at night, bored to death about his mundane life and disgusted about the miserable happenings around him. Who hopes, “Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets”. He possesses a quiet reasoning which is uniquely eccentric and attractive at the same time. This is a character that we all envy for its honesty and courage.

The movie which proved Robert De Nero’s versatility in critical characters in later years such as ‘Once upon a Time in America’ by Sergio Leone. Although he was already a shaped actor from the character of ‘young Don Corleone’ in ‘The Godfather part 2”; this movie is a definitive one. One of my all time favorites. Incredibly personal and marvelous.