Archive for 03/07/2013

Mutual Core

The Reverse Angle

Director: Andrew Thomas Huang
Cinematographer: August Jakobsson
Production Designer: Gudjon Olafsson
Art Director: Thorgeir Odinsson
Makeup Artist: Frida Maria Hardardottir

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Tranquil Dreams

Moving along with the marathon, we arrive at the 3rd instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean with At World’s End.  If you haven’t read my reviews on the first two, you can check it out HERE and HERE! I saw this one in theatres with my mom in Hong Kong back in 2007 when I was in Asia for the entire summer.  Hong Kong had made its main promotion with Chow Yun-Fat‘s role as Sao Feng so my mom was interested as he was popular in her generation.

poc 3 posterDirector: Gore Verbinski

Cast: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Tom Hollander, Chow Yun-Fat, Bill Nighy, Geoffrey Rush, Naomie Harris

Dead Man’s Chest left us with a cliffhanger ending and this one picks up pretty much right after it.  Out comes Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) leading the crew along with Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), Will Turner (Orlando…

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My Lynch Retrospective continues with a look at the totally batshit Wild At Heart. Click here to read.

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The Cinema Cynic

broken city


Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones

You may like this if you like: City Hall (Harold Becker, 1996), State of Play (Kevin Macdonald, 2009), Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)

In New York private investigator and ex cop Billy Taggart (Wahlberg) is hired by Mayor Nicholas Hostetler (Crowe) to investigate his wife’s infidelity. Desperate for the money, Taggart is happy to accept and tries to uncover the identity of the man before an approaching mayoral election. Despite warnings from Hostetler’s wife (Zeta-Jones) Taggart reveals to Hostetler that the man in question is Paul Andrews (Kyle Chandler), the campaign manager for Hostetler’s rival and favourite Jack Valiant (Barry Pepper) to win the election. However, as anyone who has even seen the poster will know, later developments reveal things to be far more complicated.

If you ever want a definition of ‘genre piece’, then Broken City comes pretty close to that. Even…

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