R-view contains some real short reviews of some of the movies I've liked over the years. Most of them are 140 character posts as they used to be my tweets (@mrzoozoo) This blog was created for (the purpose of showing off my INSANE movie review skills :p) some class assignment purposes. So don't frown if you don't find enough text in there to make you like or watch the movie. Hey you can always Google! :)
First impression; Susanna - Scary. Don't blame me, the dark humour was too much. The seven men excel in their screen space. Felt like reading pages of a diary, the narrative, long. Vishal Bhardwaj delivers again.
Directed and lead by that guy from How I Met Your Mother. Was enough to get me hooked, and the interesting title. A bit slow, a tad cliched. But nice settings and cast, it does strike some chords. Feel good. Happy. Thank you. More please.
All those split screens, what a turn-on! What would have been an extremely disturbing sequence, not when Danny Boyle takes control. Lots of layers, reminded of his own Shallow Grave. One man show. And its something like a celebration of the human spirit, life in itself.
Tony Scott never lets us down, provided he teams up with Denzel Washington. And this is one of those movies where you genuinely feel that adrenaline rush (in parts). Bright yet saturated tones as usual. Thriller.
What started off as one of the fake trailers in the Tarantino-Rodriguez Grindhouse venture has now been made to a full blown feature film which can be included in the super-exploitation genre out there with lots of blood and guts. Danny Trejo, the big bad Mexican, in his first lead role with all the cool in the world but lacks any kind of visible changes in expression, except for the "kill kill kill" one. Gratuitous violence. Michelle Rodriguez****
Mysskin is an auteur in every sense when it comes to these noir-ish crime thrillers. But all those repeated leg shots? Anjaathe had a whole sequence with the feet alone. I wonder if it turned just pretentious in Yuddham Sei. The action sequence is well choreographed (and reminds of every other Korean; Kitano movie out there). Cheran looks good, but does smash his head against the wall as usual, in despair. Cinematography deserves special mention. Slow; unless you are accustomed to watching those Korean detective movies.
Utterly butterly boring with the very serious looking Bachchan boy uttering lines in Bengali accent. And very very long, even for a period flick. Informative, that is if this is some textbook we are talking about.
Definitely not what was expected from the so called pioneer of the new-wave in Tamil cinema. Haven't we seen this story before? Nasty politician, spoilt son, honest cop, the innocent village family, big bad city, the rape and revenge? Long.
Bhandarkar should stick to his inside-drama/jokes/politics kinda movies. The jokes are a bit on the low side and he even managed to make Omi Vaidya sound exactly like how he was in 3 Idiots and overdo it. Filmy, very filmy.
Has everything you would look out for in a Manoj Night Shyamalan flick (yup, he wrote the script), and he delivers it. Predictable at some point but keeps you going with its 'mind-blowing' cinematography! Thriller.