More movies

10 Sep, 2005

During the last weeks I have watched:

  • The Trial, based on the novel by Franz Kafka. Very underestimated movie starring Anthony Perkins and directed/co-starred by Orson Wells. Some of the scenes reminded me of The Third Man.
  • Abre los Ojos, maybe the american re-make is more famous, but I have declined to watch that one several times and waited to see the original. Mostly because I seldom see mexican movies and didn't want to spoil the experience, but also because I dislike re-makes in general. The film was good, the middle parts in particular felt a bit Lynchian, though I would have liked a more wide ending, leaving a few mysteries to the audience.
  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, documentary about the making of Apocalypse Now. Fascinating insight in the making of a favourite movie of many. Considering some of the hardships depicted in the documentary, it's a wonder Apocalypse Now was ever completed.
  • The Killer, classic Woo/Fat action lovechild.
  • 12 Angry Men, powerful, interesting, thoughtful.
  • Deep Impact, as much as I disliked Armageddon, this is even worse. Save the babies, reunite the families, the world is coming to an end! I was hoping that this movie would explore the consequences of a (or the) major catastrophe on society, but in the end I was left wanting.