Saturday, February 11, 2012

Movie #82 - Slumdog Millionaire

Day #80

Slumdog Millionaire

Clearly one of the best films ever made. This urban adventure literally goes on an amazing journey of survival and love told through a unique medium ... a game show! This film show the life of the hustler in a visually dazzling manner, with a little focus on the horror that child beggars face.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Movie #81 - Atonement

Briony Taliis aged 13: Yes. I saw him.

Day #79


For the first part of this film (at the Tallis estate), felt like I was reading the book with the balance and frame; but as soon as Robbie's arrested and goes off to war, you begin to experience the movie on a cinematic level. And what causes for its inclusion in the project is the story -- because its engages your interest then later squash any inkling of hope you may have -- told in a brilliant and technical manner.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day #78 - The Aviator

Howard Hughes: [as Hepburn leaves him] Actresses are cheap in this town - and I got a lot of money.

Movie #80

The Aviator
Yet another superb movie from masterful director -- Martin Scorsese, who lost the Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture to Movie #16 and Leonardo DiCaprio losing to Jamie Foxx's Ray makes this one unlucky movie as it deserves to win Oscars in this category, especially DiCaprio, who gave one of the finest performances of his career.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Movie #79 - Unforgiven

Bill Munny: It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. You take away everything he's got and everything he's ever gonna have.

Day #77

This is what westerns should always feel like, absolutely timeless. And Clint Eastwood, as director and leading actor, delivered brilliantly in this morally ambiguous tale.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Movie #78 - Munich

Day #76


Steven Spielberg's fictional take on the events following the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich olympics is complex, absorbing, emotional and above all ... excellent! This historical film begins quite slow but as the plot develops you get sucked in, as it relies on the deep seated hate between two nations.

Packed with thrilling moments, developed characters and a visceral theme; Munich questions the morality behind conflicts, leaving you with more questions.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Movie #77 - Goodfellas

Henry Hill: [narrating] And when the cops, when they assigned a whole army to stop Jimmy, what'd he do? He made 'em partners.

Day #75

Martin Scorsese presents a rock and roll gangster epic in the most authentic manner you can think of.

As usual, this mob masterpiece features Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, even Samuel L. Jackson and a mean looking (as always) Ray Liotta who all performed admirably, especially Joe Pesci who steals the show -- winning himself an Academy Award in the process.

Its direction's masterful, brutal, fast and captivating.

This 1990 hit is a really fascinating piece of cinematic history.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day #74 - Pirates of the Caribbean

Movie #75 & #76

Pirates of the Caribbean
In my opinion the last two Pirates movies have been insanely boring, as the quests and characters have been weak, so this inclusion in the project are for just the first two -- Curse of the Black Pearl and Dead Man's Chest, simply because they are really fun!