This is a High Class Neo Noir, Mystery and Psychological Thriller. Featuring powerful and traumatized performances from its two main leads, keeping us up with a truly exuberant and absorbing mystery. We now have another Oscar contender here, this a a near perfect modern example of a film of its kind. At its heart is the sense of dread and stress that comes in the outcome when terrible events (like disappearances) occur. Highly recommended for a great story, writing, acting, cinematography worth all the effort put in, truly intoxicating and disturbing.
This harrowing intense tale centered on the life of a Sea Captain's encounter with a group Somali Pirates slowly becoming one of this year's most praised films. This is a top form thriller from 'Bourne' and 'Green Zone' Director Paul Greengrass, whose signature handy cam gives us a clear amount of moving tension and life changing encounters. Aided by another top performance from Tom Hanks and supporters all centered around the events this man is involved with. Highly recommended for a truly unforgettable experience.
This is the first English language film from Korean Auteur; Park Chan-Wook, whose films I've praised to be among the finest of last decade. If you familiar with his film then its easy to say this Gothic Thriller focuses on themes the director ha explored before. He just loves the bitter and darker side of humanity that intrigues and compels us viewers. 'Stoker' takes an archetypal Hitchcockian like plot into a rich and lavish american setting, stocked up with incredible editing and solid performances from a flawless cast playing such concerning and determined characters. Stoker is also a horror within itself of one character's motivations not exactly being what they appear to be, although it fascinating psychology that just brings humanity's darker side out of the shadows. This I recommend, being and incredibly fine if not superb effort of modern film-making.
From the Director who brought us 'Children of Men' and 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' come this incredibly intense masterful sci-fi thriller. This has to have been the greatest Wow-fest of a film I've seen in years. Cuaron's masterful direction with some of the most amazing cinematography you'll ever see, is hard to look away from. It almost feels as if we are experiencing this film more than any conventional sci-fi thriller that has come out this year. This is more than just a film, its an experience, that must be seen on the big screen either in Imax or 3D, I highly recomended this to all, it just has to seen/experienced.
One of my most anticipated films of this year; while I had high expectations for this film, they were met at a satisfactory rate. Sure enough the film explores some fascinating themes almost more reality than distant. There's plenty to enjoy in 'Elysium' robust performances from a sturdy cast, thrilling action, thought provoking plotline and amazing special FX from the ever wondrous Weta Workshop. All in all; there's some high points handled really well and some low points that could have been a lot better. It certainly surpasses the quality of most sci-fi films released this year and I'd definitely re-visit it sometime. Given that; this film is recommended, its real sci-fi that delivers!!!