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2004. 104 Minutes. Rated R
Quote: What’s so great about the truth? Try lying for a change, it’s the currency of the world.
This film eluded me for years. Even after a good friend with impeccable taste told me to give it a shot, I still avoided it. For months, I thought I knew exactly what it was and how it would be (based on nothing, mind you).
Love. Love is a funny thing. Love makes us happy, love makes us dance in the rain, spend all our money on stupid dinners or haircuts every few weeks, and love especially makes us ignore other parts of our lives that maybe don’t deserve to be ignored.
2007. 106 Minutes. Rated PG-13.
“We came over to sit.”
This was a movie I always meant to get to. For some reason, it just seemed to slip through the cracks for me. I think I had heard generally what the idea was, but nobody fully prepared me for what I was really in for. This movie was like Castaway, except not. A little like American Psycho, only not. Lastly too, a bit like The Black Swan, but not at all really.
2010. 108 Minutes. Rated R.
“What is she doing here?”
I was reluctant to watch Black Swan when it was out in theaters, and again after its release. I am always reluctant to watch a movie after it receives so much fanfare.
I have only watched a couple of films with Natalie Portman, and I never formed an opinion about her acting. I am not particularly fond of psychological thrillers, either. As fate would have it, I was enthralled by the intensity of the drama at every turn. I mean, intense! I get anxious during such thrillers, conscious that the plot has a surprise in store behind every door or every verbal exchange, and the outcome, I am certain, will never be favorable. I might even call this movie a horror film, or perhaps an epic. Maybe a classic. Who knows.