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Burn after reading…..

In drama, family, feature film on October 26, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Well frankly, it was quite a deception.Especially after No Country For Old Man. No real surprise. And an end that ends in a fishtail. The memoirs of an ex-CIA agent ( John Malkovich) ends up in the ends of two employees at a gym ( Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt), who think they can money talk the original owner of the document. The Coen brothers used a different DP, which can be felt in the look of the film. Brad Pitt’s acting was quite amusing in the role of the ambiguisly gay employee, but does not sell the entire film and the film in its globality really felt like a film commanded by the studios and nothing more.

“Taken” Jack Bauer in meaner

In drama, family, feature film, Uncategorized on February 2, 2008 at 6:15 PM

In this highly adrenalined action film, the daughter of an ex-Special Forces agent goes in a trip with her friend to France. Arrived there, they get kidnapped as the daughter, hidden under the bed describes what’s happening to her father, on the phone. He will be ready to do anything to get his daughter back, even to put Paris on fire. If the mix of American actors and French ones is a bit awkward by moment ( two different acting schools), it is well covered by spectacular scenes and a dynamic edit. The path of the film and the fighting skills of Liam Neeson, reminds of Jack Bauer in “24” but angrier. Before being a director, Pierre Morel has been a cinematographer and camera operator for several Europa Corp productions. “Taken” is his second feature, the first being “District 13”.

“Taken” directed by Pierre Morel, the last EuropaCorp ( Luc Besson) production will be released end of February.

I walk ” Into The Wild”….

In drama, family, feature film on January 13, 2008 at 11:19 AM

poster  Based on a true story, “Into The Wild” narrates the introspective journey of Christopher ( 23) in quest of happiness and what makes it reel. He back packs through the USA, meeting all kind of people, affecting their life in some ways.  Like in ” I am Legend,  “Into the Wild” deals with a character who’s by himself in a deserted environment. Thus the use of parallel editing is more than justified. It allows  to show the reasons why he left for this journey, and who he met until he arrives to his final destination: Alaska. Also, it allows to dynamize the moments of loneliness and contemplations. ” Into The Wild” invites to see what’s happening in the outside world to find who we are.

“I am Legend”, The last man on earth

In drama, family, feature film, horror, psychological on January 3, 2008 at 2:38 PM

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“I am Legend” is the second feature film of Francis Lawrence, important music videos director ( Britney Spears, Aerosmith) but also of “Constantine”. “Legend” starring Will Smith who plays the role of the last man on Earth, scientist still searching for a cure to a virus (created by the Man) that annihilated Earth. 

In this new film, Lawrence approaches the theme of the last man on earth. “legend”, coming from Latin “legenda” or ” thing to be read”, shows well the projection of the audience in the future and the not-to-far status of the man. The film is intercut between scenes of  Robert Neville’s lonely daily life in NYC, trying to find a cure, an between flashbacks showing the end of the days. The showing a NYC full of life ( flashbacks), next to a completely empty one with wilderness taking over the city, creates a very interesting contrast.

This film shows the Man should fear himself more than the end of times, or the Sun extinction.

Eastern Promises

In drama, feature film, psychological, thriller on October 15, 2007 at 11:41 PM

Easter Promises

David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises portraits the relations within the slavic mafia. After the birth of a baby whose mother died giving life to her, a foreign nurse tries to find the family of this newly born, without knowing where she is puting her feet into. Beautifully photographed by long time Cronenberg’s DP Peter Suschitzky, he gives the cold look of the Eastern Europe feel. A long research on the tattoos used in the film, has been done on Viggo Mortensen’ s suggestion during his own research for the role. Featuring Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, and French actor Vincent Cassel.