L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

A riveting contemporary film noir starring Russell Crowe before I disliked Russel Crowe. Also with Guy Pearce and Danny DeVito.

  • Quite the thriller I'd say. It has death, sickness, suspense, everything you could ever need in a scary movie.

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  • This is a relatively under-hyped Hollywood production but is well worth watching. The acting is terrific and the story line creative. The setting of Bruges, Belgium is a nice addition to the movie experience. The content of the mo... This is a relatively under-hyped Hollywood production but is well worth watching. The acting is terrific and the story line creative. The setting of Bruges, Belgium is a nice addition to the movie experience. The content of the movie is not suitable for kids so reserve it for date night.

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  • In some varying degree, this film, actually, transports you into the mind of the dysfunctional gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. The role by Depp is beyond genius and obviously a byproduct of their close friendship. I think... In some varying degree, this film, actually, transports you into the mind of the dysfunctional gonzo journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. The role by Depp is beyond genius and obviously a byproduct of their close friendship. I think one of my fav. HST quotes is appropriate for this film, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."

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  • This movie is brilliant and tragic. It's the story of two reunited men who as boys in Catholic school fell in love. But there love was interrupted by a perverse priest with lecherous plans of his own. Directed by Pedro Almodovar.... This movie is brilliant and tragic. It's the story of two reunited men who as boys in Catholic school fell in love. But there love was interrupted by a perverse priest with lecherous plans of his own. Directed by Pedro Almodovar.

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  • The Others is one of the spookiest movies I have seen. Even though when you reach the end of the film, you would want to go back to the beginning of the film to try to figure out when all of this happened to them. The director d... The Others is one of the spookiest movies I have seen. Even though when you reach the end of the film, you would want to go back to the beginning of the film to try to figure out when all of this happened to them. The director did a great job keeping us guessing. Also, it doesn't have any gross parts like other horror films do.

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  • The bad part about this movie is there are a lot of explosions, a lot of bad guys die, and there's just too much of the right guys winning. Wait, Bad Boys, I get why women love a bad boy now. It's a nonstop adrenaline pumping fist... The bad part about this movie is there are a lot of explosions, a lot of bad guys die, and there's just too much of the right guys winning. Wait, Bad Boys, I get why women love a bad boy now. It's a nonstop adrenaline pumping fist in a good direction! Well they got the right two Bad Boys on the job!

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  • Screenwriters rarely develop a distinctive voice that can be recognized from movie to movie, but the ornate imagination of Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) has made him a unique and much-needed cinematic presence... Screenwriters rarely develop a distinctive voice that can be recognized from movie to movie, but the ornate imagination of Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) has made him a unique and much-needed cinematic presence. In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a guy decides to have the memories of his ex-girlfriend erased after she's had him erased from her own memory--but midway through the procedure, he changes his mind and struggles to hang on to their experiences together. In other hands, the premise of memory-erasing would become a trashy science-fiction thriller; Kaufman, along with director Michel Gondry, spins this idea into a funny, sad, structurally complex, and simply enthralling love story that juggles morality, identity, and heartbreak with confident skill. The entire cast--Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Wilkinson, and more--give superb performances, carefully pitched so that cleverness never trumps feeling. A great movie. --Bret Fetzer

  • Christian Bale has made a lot of good movies, and this is one of them. He plays a machinist in a factory who's an insomniac. He hasn't slept in a full year and is on the edge of madness. Which doesn't go over well when you're work... Christian Bale has made a lot of good movies, and this is one of them. He plays a machinist in a factory who's an insomniac. He hasn't slept in a full year and is on the edge of madness. Which doesn't go over well when you're working with heavy machinery. Needless to say, strange things begin to happen and he can't discern who's real and who's a hallucination. Can you?

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  • A devout and pious Catholic police sergeant travels to a remote Scottish island when he receives word that a young girl has gone missing. What he finds shocks and subtly intrigues while threatening his religious beliefs - a deeply... A devout and pious Catholic police sergeant travels to a remote Scottish island when he receives word that a young girl has gone missing. What he finds shocks and subtly intrigues while threatening his religious beliefs - a deeply pagan and close-knit society who worship nature over established religion. With strange customs and overt sensuality on full display at each turn, Edward Woodward's Sergeant Howie rallies forth to do his duty and solve the central mystery of the missing child. Entangling with the town's charmingly sinister leader Lord Summerisle (a wonderful Christopher Lee), the beguiling landlord's daughter and nymph Willow (Britt Eckland) and a host of other vaguely sinister characters, Howie delves deeper and deeper into the mysteries of the island, until the Wicker Man's stunning conclusion. It's an utterly unforgettable and original film, sadly underrated at the time of its release and it's brilliance was barely touched by the abysmal, woefully misguided 2006 remake of the same name.

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  • Classic, chilling and unquestionably brilliant. Hitchcock was at the top of his game when he made this, Vertigo and North By Northwest and Psycho, his masterpiece of horror and suspense has never been eclipsed. Anthony Per... Classic, chilling and unquestionably brilliant. Hitchcock was at the top of his game when he made this, Vertigo and North By Northwest and Psycho, his masterpiece of horror and suspense has never been eclipsed. Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh would never outgrow their roles as Norman Bates and Marion Crane and this film's multiple iconic images have been oft imitated (most famously by Gus van Sant's shot-by-shot remake). Hitchcock had a knack for touching on universally terrifying things and Psycho's shower scene is one of his most powerful - think about it the next time you're in the shower - you're alone, naked, defenseless...what's might be on the other side of that curtain? Despite being made in 1960, it's story is still chilling and evocative. I still get scared getting into the shower to this day.

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  • Danny Boyle is one of my absolute favourite directors. Every film he makes is in a different classic genre, and he encapsulates each one perfectly while adding his own twist to it. Shallow Grave was his first film and paired wi... Danny Boyle is one of my absolute favourite directors. Every film he makes is in a different classic genre, and he encapsulates each one perfectly while adding his own twist to it. Shallow Grave was his first film and paired with screenwriter John Hodge and producer Andrew Macdonald (the trio would go on to make The Beach, A Life Less Ordinary and The Beach), he has created a wonderfully Hitchcockian stylish and suspenseful dark drama. Three wonderfully elitist yuppies (played by Kerry Fox, Ewan Macgregor and Christopher Eccleston) need a fourth to share their amazing flat. When their choice, the mysterious Hugo (Keith Allen) overdoses on his first night there, the trio find a suitcase stuffed with cash in his room and decides to dispose of the body, keeping the money for themselves. Then things get really interesting... It's a clever, excellently cast film about jealousy, ego and manipulations. The three leads are pitch-perfect and Boyle's eye for visuals saturate the film in shart angles, rich textures and lighting.

  • so bad it's good... the lo-tech effects in this 80's movie are reason enough to watch but throw in a genius cast that includes Laurence Olivier!!, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith & Ursula Andress + greek mythology + an oft shirtless, ... so bad it's good... the lo-tech effects in this 80's movie are reason enough to watch but throw in a genius cast that includes Laurence Olivier!!, Claire Bloom, Maggie Smith & Ursula Andress + greek mythology + an oft shirtless, young, HOT, Harry Hamlin & well - i'm sold. it's kitschy, ironic, heroic, hilarious & riveting all in one. LOVE it.

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