Category Archive: Write-Ups / Articles: Films

october movies

The Uninvited dir: The Guard Brothers cast: Emily Browning, David Strathairn, Elizabeth Banks, Arielle Kebbel A Tale of Two Sisters? um, not so much. it was dull and dragging, and the thrill wasn’t… Continue reading

Atame! and Caché

Atame! [Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!] (1990) dir: Pedro Almodovar cast: Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril the film has a subtle sinister tone to it. a clever mixture of dark wit and sensitive passion.… Continue reading

films i’ve watched recently..

Public Enemies dir: Michael Mann cast: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard as expected, great acting from the lead & supporting cast. i like the cinematography & editing. the film has an emotional core that… Continue reading

Inception

dir: Christopher Nolan cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Tom Berenger & MIchael Caine quite delayed but obligatory post. will keep my thoughts… Continue reading

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

dir: Terry Gilliam cast: Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole, Verne Troyer (with Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell) set in modern day England, Doctor Parnassus and his traveling… Continue reading

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies (1988) dir: Isao Takahata older brother Seita takes responsibility and care of little sister Setsuko as they struggle to survive in war-stricken Japan during the 1940’s. thoughts: this is… Continue reading

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Brothers dir: Jim Sheridan cast: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman the cast was great but what an outstanding performance from Tobey. i dont know how he could have internalize so much without… Continue reading

Nine

(photos via Tumblr) Nine dir: Rob Marshall cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman & Sophia Loren was excited to watch this cos i’m a fan… Continue reading

tearjerkers

 (photos via tumblr & google) Things We Lost in the Fire dir: Susanne Bier cast: Halle Berry, Benicio del Toro, David Duchovny was kind of half-watching this on HBO cos i was working… Continue reading

nothing but ♥ for The Hurt Locker

 (via movieinframes & google) The Hurt Locker dir: Kathryn Bigelow cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Guy Pearce my 2nd time to watch it, finally got… Continue reading