Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Triple A Movies !

A late, Happy Martin Luther King Day!

King, together with Mahatma Gandhi, are my two favorite Socio/Political activists. Last week was one of the busiest weeks that I have had so far. Every time I think that O.K. this was the busiest one, and I am done, and everything will go smoothly from now on, well, I will get surprises, one after another; so this week won’t be a good week either.

Now, lets go to the most recent movies that I saw and have a brief review for each:

Le Mani Sulla Città (Hands Over the City) (1963) directed by Francesco Rosi. A+

Every single shot in this movie is perfect, just perfect. Each plan is a decoupage lesson. The amazing story, the characters and the brilliant performance of Rod Steiger (Edoardo Nottola), all of it, blows me away.

Water (2006) directed by Deepa Mehta. A

Water is the story of Indian widows and their lives. While they are considered dead by the society, an 8-year old widow brings color to their half-dead bodies. Mehta has a very powerful sense of moment and time. She knows exactly how much time is needed for each element to be shown and that allows her to develop the story; So she give us a well develop ending for every single sequence, leading us to believe the sad reality, and gives us hope for the ending that we can not predict. The making of the film took a couple of years since the extremist in India stopped the filming and...

Notes on a Scandal (2006) directed by Richard Eyre. A-

It is a well-prepared drama, based on a novel by Zeo Heller, which is narrated to the viewer by Judi Dench. Together, Cate Blanchett and Judi Dench, performed beautifully and add to their performances, Philip Glass’s music.

This was the AAA from the past couple of weeks.

Le Mani Sulla Città (Hands Over the City) (1963)

Water (2006)

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

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