Film review ( English )

Paradise now & RONIN.

RUSH Films.Endorphin rush – PARADISE NOW. Of late, I came across the term ‘Endorphin rush’, which is induced by physical exercise and it leads to the state ‘sense of accomplishment’. Why do I attach endorphin rush to a film ? [ ippadi dhideernu kettaa eppadinga.. Eppadiyum link panniduven 🙂 ]. Though I am film freak, I used to know about history/life. more through films. ‘Hotel Rwanda’ showed me the recent

The Killing.. Shining.. Thrilling.

Shining Stanley.. Killing Kubrick [ What a sensational title 🙂 ] If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed. – Stanley Kubrick The Killing/1956/Action-thrillerPhotographed and directed by : Stanley Kubrick. To introduce Stanley Kubrick [ SK ], Quentin Tarantino is a great fan of SK [ Suththam 🙂 ]. The killing is a film about a big plan connected with a busy race-track on a specific day..

Memoirs of a geisha - Colourful visual.

“A story like mine should never be told. For my world is  as forbidden as it is fragile. Without its mysteries it cannot survive. I certainly wasn’t born to the life of a geisha. Like so much in my strange life, I was carried there by the current. ” Who is a Geisha ? [ Trisha illeenga 🙂 ]. Geisha means artist or a performing artist. We have very limited knowledge

The English Patient - Tales of love quotient.

Film : The English Patient [ 1996/Drama] Based on a novel written in 1992/British/160 mins Cast : Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche Cinematography : John Seale Edited by :Walter Murch Screenplay & Directed by : Anthony Minghella What travels along with us consistently, right from our childhood [ Shadow-nu kadichu vaikadhinga, pls ].. It’s memories. It could be of any kind.. summer holidays, friends, cinema, school ground, college

Match Point [ or Mixed Doubles :) ]

Match point [ 2005/Drama-thriller ]Cast : Jonathan Rhys meyer, Scarlett Johansson [ How can I forget this name 🙂 ]Directed by : Woody Allen. The best aspect in Hollywood is it’s variety. Every writer or Director attracts me for different reasons. One such impressive Director is Woody Allen. Woody Allen started his career as a comedy writer, stand-up comedian, stage plays and then came to cinema. He is famous for

What is war ?

Flags of our fathers [ 2006 – War ] Produced by : Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg. Directed by : Clint Eastwood. First.. I thought of writing the review in this style. In American soil, except civil war, they never faced any external. But they are the masters in creating the war based movies. The best I can say [ from my list ] are Schindler’s list, Saving private Ryan,

North by Northwest [ Brawest ride ! ].

North by Northwest [ NBNW – Spy n suspense thriller/1959 ]Directed by : Alfred Hitchcock – AFCKCast : Cary Grant, Eva marie saintWritten by : Ernest Lehman Recently, I read about the 50th year anniversary of this movie in ‘The Hindu’ and hence this review 🙂 [ What a reasoning ! ] Alfred Hitchcock was sadly considered only as a ‘master of suspense/thriller’ rather he is the complete master of

Roman(tic) Holiday

Roman(tic) Holiday [ Titling – konjam improve aagi irukke ! ] Sometimes, you need a no nonsense and feel good movie for entertainment. Just a story without any villain,family :),children,major issues, twists, medical problems, guns [ Sigh..ha…] and of course the elements of a regular cinema. Can a BW movie made in 1953 entertain toto now ? Can it make the viewer to laugh ? Can it make the viewer

Nijam ondru.. Nizhal Irandu

Nijam [ Alcatraz ]. The US has less than 5% of the world’s population. But it has almost 25% of the world’s prisoners. The country has its own history related to prisons. Alcatraz is a small island near SFO bay, once served as a military prison starting from 1861. Since 1933, it served as a prison for US justice dept and operated for 29 years – one of the most

A Few Good men - Courtroom drama

A FEW GOOD MEN – 1992/Courtroom drama based on a play.Directed by :Rob ReinerCast : Jack Nicholson, Tom cruise, Demi moore,Kevin Bacon [ Truly Star studded ! ] Sometimes, I wonder about the variety of films, a director could have in his career. Rob reiner is a jovial guy who directed 2 top-10 featured romantic comedies [ When Harry met sally, sleepless in Seattle ] also worked with the finest