An incomprehensible piece of gibberish. No wonder this film is the lowest rated Christopher Nolan movie, it's like it's to twisty for its own good. It's one thing to make a complicated film to understand, but it's another thing to make a film that doesn't make the audience want to understand it. Nolan's films are very good, but he really fucked up on this one.
It's a big budget science-fiction movie, with good production designs, and can be nice to look at. It also is lifted by a good cast, and a memorable performance by Denzel Washington's son, John David Washington. And the film has got an eerie score which helps to wrap up some tension.
But even all these elements can't save this flick. And there's no sense trying to wrap up tension in a flick full of plot holes, which just amounts to a pile of nothing.
Overall, Tenet had good intentions, but it's just not good. I did not enjoy it. I won't ever revisit this...
Good for the most part, with a lot of interesting substance, but it falls a little bit short in the last act. That's basically the only real problem I have with Disconnect. It's a well done drama, with a tiny bit of thriller elements to it, but that's actually the problem. I think it could've been even better if it focused more on being more thrilling. Because for a thriller, this would be considered very bland.
But otherwise it's an ambitious piece of work, taking a look at the dark side of the very connected world that we live in today. It's an ever more present theme.
And it's also supported by an ambitious cast. While they're all good, Jason Bateman, Frank Grillo and Paula Patton where the actors who really made an impression on me.
Overall, Disconnect is a very interesting movie about the dangers of the Internet and modern technology, and while it may fall quite short as a thriller, it's quite worth seeing as a sometimes very heavy drama. Recommended!!
I really enjoyed Layer Cake. It's a good British crime/thriller, and deserves to be called a genre classic in its own right. It's well written and even though it isn't necessarily a fast-paced, it's never boring.
It's an interesting movie which tackles many interesting themes of loyalty, betrayal and the ruthlessness of the business/drug trade world.
And it's got interesting characters. It features good and memorable performances by Colm Meaney, George Harris and especially Daniel Craig. They form a good crime trio. What's even more notable about Craig's strong act is that his role would later propel him into playing in the current James Bond films.
The flick also happens to have a real kick-ass soundtrack. The music is slick and nice.
Overall, I really enjoyed Layer Cake. It's a thoughtful and well made movie, which also contains lots of little twists and turns. Recommended, especially for genre enthusiasts!!
A refreshing horror/crime movie that has been neglected a little. It's spooky, gloomy, well-acted and well shot.
The film has an original enough story, and I like how it mixes the police/detective crime genre with elements of the supernatural and demonology. And it works well for the most part, with a few disturbing, spooky moments here and there.
But maybe the best aspect of Fallen is the cast. It features a great trio of John Goodman, Keifer Sutherland and a great lead act by Denzel Washington.
A chilling pic that raises some minor questions on the meaning of life and the presence of God, and with a surprising ending.
Overall, especially as a horror fan, I found this little gem to be quite good, I really enjoyed it. It's a shame that it was a financial flop. I wouldn't mind revisiting it again. Very enjoyable movie and recommended!!
This Brian De Palma masterpiece deserves more between three and a half and four stars. While some may find it quite similar to other classic crime films of the same period, Carlito's Way is a good character study. It's a lengthy film, but it's overall captivating, because it's quite a quality flick.
A well made gangster movie which is rich in substance. It tackles obvious and very present themes of redemption, friendship and conditioning. It's a very good story of a man trying to escape his past.
Not only is that a good plot, but it's even more elevated by great performances by Al Pacino, Sean Penn and Penelope Ann Miller. Pacino for sure is just absolutely great as Carlito. And the chemistry between Pacino and Penn is quite amazing.
Overall, this is a tense, rich and sometimes even touching film. The ending, while somehow predictable, is quite moving. This was a really good crime movie, I enjoyed it. Recommended, especially for fans of the genre!!