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Archive for November, 2010

French New Wave- Breathless

I really liked this film. I loved the story, the tongue in cheek humor, and the actors. Their characters were mysterious and intriguing and had this sort of tragic quality to them. They were drawn to each other. It’s hard to say if it was love or not. The relationship they had is best to say complicated. The male lead was charismatic and a prick. I don’t even know how he pulled those off together. His attitude and lifestyle just screamed PRICK but this interaction with the girl lead said charming; yes he was still an asshole but had this sort of magnetic thing about him. The girl was phenomenal. She was independent and book smart and street smart. She didn’t play a helpless girl in love. If anything it was like she made sure she didn’t invest herself fully into the relationship. It was more like having fun and sticking around to see what happens. What i liked most about these characters was how unpredictable they were. Their attitudes towards each other was unpredictable. I’m still clueless of whether they were in love or not. They were with other people, they lied to each other, and many times they treated each other quite bad. No matter though this was a very good film and really showed the tension of the violent situation and between the leads.

Indian Cinema- Charulata Review

I have to admit I was dreading and kind of excited about Indian films. I have a love hate relationship with them. It’s like a bad relationship, no matter how repetitive the drama was I always go back to give it a chance. I grew up watching Indian films i appreciate the campy-ness that is Bollywood. I didn’t know what movie we were watching but was waiting for a musical of epic proportions and drama that would put soap opera to shame. TOTAL 180. Instead we watched Charulata,a story about the life of the financially struggling high caste family. It was a good story and it had it’s moments. Very few moments. Watching this film made me miss campy Bollywood films. I don’t know what to say about this film. I don’t like it, but I didn’t hate it either.

Psycho review aka MY FAVE THRILLER EVER :D

This is like the second or third time i have seen this movie and it has always been one of my favorites. I loved everything about it from beginning to end. The soundtrack was amazing and fit the film perfectly. It always gave me that “jump” when something dramatic or shocking happens. I wish we were able to see more of Hitchcock’s films because his films got into the human psyche. I don’t really know what else to say. It’s one of those film that make you speechless because after watching it, it leaves you with that “WTF?! Did that really happen?!” feeling. Especially during Hitchcock’s time, movies like that were so rare and still are. Most directors try to give viewers that “shock” value but very very few succeed.

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