Friday, November 21, 2008

Natural Born Killers (1994)



For the third time now, I have seen this movie and liked it. Over the past seven years, I have learned to like this movie not just for the style in which it is made but also in how it satirizes & ignites the issue of how violence is gratified. The movie is not about violence itself, but about Mass-Media's Obsession with Violence. About how an infant culture adopts and accepts abnormalities in it's fabric.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hellboy: The Chained Coffin and others.




I received this book as a gift a month ago, and gobbled it up in two evenings. It consists a series of shorts by Mike Mignola himself that were published at various times, and are now recolored for this compilation. Mike gives an introduction to each story, especially what how he included myths and legends into his stories.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Crow (1994)



14 years after its original release, and the movie still holds up well! This inspite of watching dozens of movies that have copied or have been inspired in different ways from Alex Proyas' excellent 'dark' superhero movie.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Roadside Romeo (2008)



I ended up watching this yesterday while a few of us had 2hrs to kill before dinner. Seems, it is the only excuse you can really have to watch this movie. It really is not worth the effort to take time out, drive to the cinemas and dedicate a part of your evening for Roadside Romeo - it will be too much of a disappointment.

The Maltese Falcon (1941)



There is something very genuine in the pleasure of watching classic movies, and probably especially so for film-noir. Movies today, except for a few art-house works, tend to become as much about grandiose and fanfare as much about the movie itself. But watching classic cinema detaches the marketing angle of the movie, and you tend to watch the movie for what it really is.