A review of my favorite movie #18, the sci-fi film “The Matrix.” Talking about its sudden success, how the story follows Campbell’s “monomyth,” and its look at fate versus free will.
A film review of favorite movie #19: “Miller’s Crossing.” A gangster flick written and directed by the Coen brothers, and starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, and John Turturrow. A deconstruction of the characters, plot, and my interpretation of the “dream sequence.”
A review of my favorite movie #20: The Usual Suspects, directed by Bryan Singer and starring Gabriel Byrne, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Chazz Palminteri, and Kevin Spacey. A look at Singer’s directing style, out-takes that made it into the film, and why it received such mixed reviews. The ending isn’t spoiled in this review.
A review of favorite film #21: “The Big Lebowski,” an absurd comedy directed, written, and produced by Joel and Ethan Coen, and staring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. A look at its type of humor, source material, and ‘Dudeism.’ The ending isn’t spoiled in this review.
A film review of my 23rd favourite movie – “Magnolia,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and starring Tom Cruise, William H. Macy, Julianne Moore, and many others. A look at some of the film’s central themes, and Anderson’s style of storytelling.
A film review of favourite #24: “Rear “Window,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. A look at how Hitchcock creates suspense, and what each of the neighbours in the apartment symbolize to the protagonist. No spoilers in this review.
A review of my favourite movie #25 “Inside Man” directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, and Christopher Plummer. The ending is not spoiled in this review.
Discussing favourite move #26: Snow Falling on Cedars. In this phlog, I explain why this film is in my top thirty, and how it was viewed in Japan.
A film review of favourite movie #27: Sin City. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, based on his graphic novel. Despite the film being a collection of short stories, none of their endings are spoiled in this review.
As I count down my favourite thirty movies, here’s #28 – Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. In an attempt to make sense of this strange film, it’s inevitable that I discuss the ending, so spoiler alert.