Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Celluloid #53

In Home

In the Mood for Love (2000) Wong - Two neighbors become friends after realizing that their spouses are having an affair. Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung have to be two of the most attractive people ever and Maggie has the BEST dresses in this film. It is a moving story about people who fall in love, but have a strong sense of addition it is a gorgeous film to look at. 5/5

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994) Haneke - I have a sneaking suspicion that I may have seen this Haneke film before...even so, I couldn't really remember it, nor do I place it with the best of his work. Intertwining stories about a 19 year-old student, a family adopting a girl, an unhappy couple with a newborn, and a teenage runaway from Bosnia. Experimental and of course, a bit shocking. 3.5/5

Thin Blue Line (1988) Morris - A documentary about a man falsely accused of murdering a cop. Randall is targeted essentially for being a bit of a drifter, and because the other likely suspect was a sixteen year-old kid. Compelling to watch even if it comes off a bit in the vein of a 20/20 investigative report. 4/5

1 comment:

Annie said...

ahh i love in the mood for love so much. we should watch some other of his movies at the next movie fest day.