On Bio-Pics

John Hancock’s Saving Mr.Banks is one of my all time favourite movies. The movie is a magical experience, and nothing less. So recently, I was reading some reviews about Saving Mr.Banks by the audience on IMDb. And that got me here. So, I was reading a review by a user called ‘tedbaccich4’ who said that Saving Mr.Banks sucked, just because he thought it would be a pleasant, fun experience for his family but instead turned out to be a dark movie about mature themes. What the f…. ?

I am disgusted by the banality of the audience while judging a movie. This user didn’t mention the heartbreaking score, the wondrous cinematography, the amaze balls performances by Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. He said he didn’t like it because he thought it was going to be a ‘family-friendly’ experience but it turned out to be a depressing movie which his kids didn’t like. Maybe, we need to popularize another word in this vast ocean of English vocabulary ‘MARKETING‘. How can anyone judge a movie, and that too as great as Saving Mr.Banks, like that ?

Saving Mr.Banks, is first of all, a family-friendly experience. I went to watch it in the cinema hall, for it did have the credentials of Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson to its name. But what churned out of that white screen was not a motion picture, it was art, unsullied and unadulterated by any insipidity. And every person in that cinema hall shed tears at the climax. This is a rare phenomenon, I assure you. I had seen this happen only once previously, when I went to watch Taare Zameen Par.

I understand the frustration. My friend had experienced the same when he and I watched Nicolas Refn’s Drive. I was familiar with Refn’s filmography, I had read the novel as well, so I was prepared for what was going to be set into motion. But, the misinformed perception of my friend that Drive is an action movie caused him a major disappointment, after which he vowed to never watch a Ryan Reynolds movie again. (P.S. He did break it after a span of 72 hours when he discovered that there was a love making scene of Reynolds and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook.)

When John Schwartzman’s cinematography started visualizing on the screen, I knew I was watching something great. And great it was. See, the thing I love the most about Saving Mr.banks is that it sheds away from all the moronic material of the previous Hollywood fares created for the targeted audience of the movie. It isn’t inspirational, nor is it fun. It is heart-breaking, and stark true. It depicts life as it is, a wasteland with a few reservoirs (Nor reference to any Miller or Tarantino movies). And if people can’t appreciate true portrayals like this, or Tokyo Story, then they are unworthy of enjoying cinema.

Another problem is the history nerds. Stop a second, I am a history nerd. I love history as much as I love movies. If you are a regular reader, you may know that I am planning to take up archaeology once I finish school. But, it is so irritating when people just watch a bio-pic just so that they can point out the historical inaccuracies of it. I have an idea, buy a camera and make your won f…..g historically accurate (air quote intended) movie. I will prefer historically inaccurate The Imitation Game any time than historically accurate Patton. It is a movie, not a History TV documentary, people. Why can’t you just be the part of fun ? Some modifications have to be made so that people can enjoy it, live it.

Other pain-in-the-ass are the folks who hate the movie before even watching it. I was once going through the reviews of the audience about Selma on IMDb. One person had wrote that Selma is an insipid work of cinema which has been created by Oprah Winfrey so that she could mint money and create racial riots between people. First of all, I assure you, Selma is a gripping movie, which is great. Second of all, this guy knew he was going to have a negative outlook towards Selma after watching it. So why did he waste his money in the first place ? Was it like ‘I have to go to the cinema hall, watch Selma, a movie which I am going to hate, just so that I can give it a bad review’ ? Isn’t that sadistic ?

So, the next time you watch a bio-pic, keep the historical facts at home, and watch the movie as if it is just another motion picture which you would love to love, and not as those History Tv documentaries.

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Fargo Review

You’re darn tootin’!Jerry Lundegard

Joel Coen’s Fargo is about Jerry Lundegard (William Macy) who hires two low profile thugs to kidnap his wife so that he can solve is financial problems by taking the ransom his wealthy father-in-law will pay for his daughter and give 80000 dollars from it to the thugs as their payment. But, the pan goes awry when these two thugs shoot a state trooper and sets police Chief Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) on their pursuit.

I tried watching Fargo for the first time a few days ago at night. I fell asleep. I thought it was because of the syrup I had consumed earlier for my cough. Then yesterday, I tried watching Fargo again and that too from the beginning so that I do not miss any details of the case. I fell asleep again and that too at the same scene where I had felt asleep before, when Marge meets Mike. And today, I watched Fargo from that scene onwards, not from the beginning. And today, I didn’t sleep.

It wasn’t because of the cough syrup I fell asleep; it was because of the fact that Fargo has a lousy first half. The narrative is too slow paced for anyone to muster enough concentration. It begins to progress like a soap opera at times. The Coens have behaved as if they had all the time in the world to push forward this crime story. This is the problem that Coppola’s The Godfather faced as well. See, when you are shooting a crime movie or a gangster movie you need twists and turns at small junctures. They are considered irrelevant in these two flicks.

The performances in Fargo are scintillating. Farances McDormand as Marge Gunderson is spontaneous and brilliant. There is a scene in Fargo where Jerry is questioned by Marge the second time after she feels some irregularities in their first interrogation. Jerry loses his cool and shouts at Marge. There is a glare in Marge’s eyes at that moment. She doesn’t utter a word but she stares with a plain face at Jerry, and we can feel the wrath subdued in her. The persona that we had created for Marge as a pregnant, family-loving, simple minded police chief is peeled off in layers. It is the moment that made us realize our banality with regards to the true nature of these characters. We were seeing Jerry as a good guy. We had forgotten that he had hired two thugs to kidnap his own wife so that e can steal the money that his father in law gives as the ransom. That he is the puppeteer of this crime. That he is the villain. I think I loved William Macy’s performance more that Frances McDormand’s. Even though he is the antagonist of the movie, he plays his part with such dignity and grace and his desperation does move us in some parts.

The characters in Fargo are so author backed I would have given my right arm to play Macy’s character in this flick. Now the problem is that the characters are author backed, the script ain’t. I do love the Minnesota nice touch of the movie, but sometimes it just gets too over the top and the script seems downplayed. It lags a lot and the 90 minutes run time feels like I was watching a 3 hour movie. This movie is one of the most overrated movies of all time. I just can’t believe this flick is regarded as the greatest dark comedy of all time. What is so funny about it? Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert said that Fargo was one of the greatest motion pictures of all time, that it was a standing example of why they loved movies and that they could watch it every week. Nothing stands true with regards to Fargo. It is so unfunny. The problem with Fargo is that it could have succeeded as a thriller but the Coens try to make it successful as a comedy as well, which ends up being the mess we know as Fargo.

The movie looks beautiful. Roger Deakins’ camera is spot on. If the characters of Fargo were pieces of chess, then Roger Deakins has made the surroundings as the perfect chess board. It is just an orgasm to the eyes. The score is beautiful and blends perfectly with the story.

Fargo is more about the shallowness of human beings than a crime. That monologue by Marge at the end of Fargo is just nerve wracking and emotional. It shows where the heart of the movie had been – to show how despicable we human beings are fighting and killing each other for a little bit of money. It also conveys how disturbing our nature is to a few individuals who try to comprehend our so called superior thinking within their innocent lives. Well, they just won’t understand it, and I am thankful that they won’t.

But on a whole, I wish that he could have just put on the goddamn tags on his car (Fargo reference). See, this is a script that is in no way suitable for a movie. This would have worked if it had been a 4 episode miniseries on HBO. It would have been perfect and intriguing and would have been apt for this slow sailing ship of a script.

Fargo is a slow paced movie with scintillating performances by its actors but its boring dialogues, slow paced narrative does the movie a lot of harm. It looks visually arresting and the score is beautiful, but I do have to say, the movie’s heart was at the right place.

Rating : 6.1 / 10

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Kill Bill – Volume 1 Review

Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest, And like a forest it’s easy to lose your way… To get lost… To forget where you came in – Hattori Hanzo

Four years after the attack by Deadly Viper Assassination Squad on her wedding which left her husband and her unborn child dead, the former assassin called The Bride (Uma Thurman) wakes up from coma and begins a journey around the world to kill Bill, the head of Deadly Viper Assassination Squad to avenge the deaths of her loved ones.

Uma Thurman is awesome ! In my opinion The Bride is the greatest female characters in cinema along with Hermione Granger. She just embodies all energy around her. Uma Thurman really deserved an Academy nomination for her role. She could have been nominated instead of Diane Keaton, but she still wouldn’t have won anyway (Charlize Theron in Monster), so never mind.

Kill Bill is a revenge flick which is the ultimate definition of style. The killings, the mannerisms, the dialogues ! And the camera just captures it all. This is undoubtedly Tarantino’s most fast paced flick. It is just one entertaining scenario that leads to another entertaining scenario and so on. Many may say what is the difference between Kill Bill and the mindless action movies. Both the movies do have the protagonist take on a hundred others. See, the thing with Kill Bill is that we know The Bride’s gonna win, but we want to see how. The entertaining spectacle of gruesome violence is immersed with unforgettable dialogues. And the music is superb. And that anime sequence ! Thar scene in the anime sequence where O Ren Ishii assassinates a premier is a direct reference to Marvin’s death in Pulp Fiction.

Kill Bill – Volume 1 is a fast paced, entertaining, visual spectacle with a nerve-wracking performance by Uma Thurman and does leave you wanting for the second volume.

Rating : 9.4 / 10

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Se7en Review – David Fincher Series

David Fincher’s Se7en is about Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) who is in the last days of his career. He is unsure about the new detective who has been brought in to replace him, Detective David Mills (Brad Pitt). But, Somerset is forced into reconsidering his retirement when he encounters his final case : a serial killer killing random people using Seven Deadly Sins as his modus operandi.

I am kickstarting my David Fincher series with my second favourite David Fincher movie, which is second only because it leaves you completely drained. If you are in for a David Fincher marathon, I would recommend watching Se7en the last. Se7en is a very tense psychological thriller. But fortunately, it never refrains from being a commercial fare. Brad Pitt is perfect in this movie. He really deserved a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance. Morgan Freeman deserved a Best Actor nomination for his role. Morgan Freeman is so subtle, so controlled in such chaos. And that is not a vice, for it is because of his time in the city.

The natural chemistry between Pitt and Freeman is the life of the movie. Pitt as the new rookie and Freeman as the experienced detective goes like bread and butter in this case. Se7en, along with The Silence of the Lambs, are the only movies I think that qualify both as a thriller and horror in equal proportions. When you are watching Se7en, you will be literally chewing your fingers because the nails will be on the floor once you see that Victor scene.

The dialogues of Se7en are one of the best is cinema. The way it keeps you engaged ! You may expect a cat and mouse chase throughout the movie when you begin with Se7en, but it gradually transcends into a moody, dull, chilling and deeply disturbing Before Sunrise. The movie constitutes of conversations between Pitt, Morgan and Paltrow in its running time and the conversations are witty and philosophical. We see the sort of father-son relationship of Pitt and Freeman coming into inception within these conversations. The initial rivalry between Pitt and Morgan’s characters develops into a father son relationship. This is well apparent when Somerset is about to call Mills a ‘son-of-a-bitch’ but stops at ‘son-of-a..’ because he has begun considering himself his father. A father who cares deeply about his son and won’t let any harm befall on him.

Se7en is a deeply philosophical and stark realistic movie as well. The city where these events are set into motion is the most horrible place on Earth. It never stops raining there. Se7en is shot very intelligently. Fincher lets us hear the crowds shouting at night and disturbing Somerset’s sleep. We are given grim words and some scenes of the city where we are given glimpses of the horror unleashed. It is the evil of the world put into a single place, which also happens to be the place where our protagonists resides. There is a saying ‘One rotten tomatoes in a basket spoil all the good ones’. That is what has happened here as well. Our serial killer is actually a good individual who is driven to the point of insanity by the evil happening around him and himself turns to the evil when he decides to take a stand against the evil. It is about the thin line existing between good and evil and about the individuals caught in the middle and also puts forth a question ‘Who decides what is evil ? ‘

The cinematography is in tone with the flick. There is a visually arresting scene in a library where Morgan Freeman is standing with green study lamps all around him. The scenes in the city are darkly lit signifying the evil prevailing in the city while the scenes where our protagonists receive clues and the scenes in the library are well lit, signifying that knowledge is the only factor which can lead a horrendous society to goodness.

The score by Howard Shore is mortifying and is a proof that he can adjust to every genre, and is as good as his score of Lord Of The Rings. There are many people who said the ending sucks. Well, they didn’t muster up enough concentration while watching Se7en because in a scene Somerset warns Mills about the case beforehand by saying ‘You know, this case is not going to have a happy ending.

Se7en is a thrilling and dark venture into the world of psychological thrillers and has superb performances, a brilliant script and stupendous cinematography and a nerve-wracking score, and is a benchmark in its genre and is one of David Fincher’s greatest works.

 Rating : 9.4 / 10

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Unbreakable Review

M.Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable is about David Dunn (Bruce Willis) who is the sole survivour of a train wreck. But the fascinating fact is he has escaped without even a single scratch. This draws the attention of the media as well as Elijah Prince (Samuel.L.Jackson) a comic book collector suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, who offers David a bizarre explanation about this incident – that he is a superhero.

Unbreakable beings with a thrilling scene showing Elijah’s birth. That scene was so visually confusing that it garners attention from the audience and reminds them to pay attention, for the devil is in the details, and the audience does because The Sixth Sense was still fresh in everyone’s minds. The cinematography by Eduardo Serra is just like Micheal Chapman’s in Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. Never has the mirror paradox being used so effectively since Taxi Driver. Next, we are pulled into present time where David is sitting in the train. This scene is so brilliant. Everything about the hero is revealed : he has a fear of water, marital problems, likes sports. That shot is how a character study should be. And the reactions of the audiences about David is captured using the expressions of a 5-year old girl. The movies has very long shots and I think actors deserved Oscar nominations for their roles because in many movies it is one shot, cut, other shot, cut and so on. But, to keep up the act for such a long time is prodigious.

Unbreakable is a slow paced thriller. It takes a lot of time to come into shape, but is very enjoyable. Bruce Willis is superb in this role, waning off all his melodrama he gives a subtle, effective performance and so does Samuel.L.Jackson. He puts his Pulp Fiction and Jungle Fever to a side and gives us a heartbreaking performance.

James Newton Howard’s score is superb. Just.. superb !

Unbreakable actually has some lines similar to Fight Club. No, these movies are poles apart with respect to their content, but it has a similar ideology : do what you want to do or you won’t be happy. There is a scene in Fight Club where Tyler threatens a man with a gun and orders him to follow his dreams. David is similar. He is unhappy because he shouldn’t be a security guard at a football stadium, instead he should be goddamn superhero.

Why people initially had second thoughts about this movie is that people just compared it to The Sixth Sense. Folks, The Sixth Sense is one of the greatest movies ever made. Stop comparing this to The Sixth Sense. Unbreakable is a whole different movie. You don’t compare Schindler’s List, Jaws and The Terminal, do you ? No, because they are whole different movies. Each is a classic, in their own right. The twist seemed illogical to me as well, but the way Shyamalan presents it is noteworthy. See in The Sixth Sense, the twist was given some time to sink in. Unbreakable’s twist is depressing in nature and also is so short that the impact is of a very high magnitude.

Unbreakable is a superbly acted, thrilling work by Shyamalan and while it does have its share of vices, the concept is innovative and is surprisingly fresh considering the time of its release.

Rating : 8 / 10

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What is a ‘Classic’ ?

Today, I was in a dilemma. Every time we hear people say that they were at a loss of words. My situation was the stark contrast of theirs. I had too many words. See, that is a problem as well, because you are unable to articulate your thoughts effectively. See guys, do you ever get into an argument and find yourself unable to speak for a moment because you are just so blown away by how utterly wrong and ignorant the other person is being and you can’t understand how anyone could actually believe the things they are saying ?

Okay, let me explain the situation. It was My Parents.vs.Me. See, you may say anything about me, but don’t question my knowledge about movies. I am not saying that I know everything about them, but I have enough knowledge to sustain myself in the cine world, I assure you. So today, my parents put up a front against my statement that the newly-released Malayalam comedy ‘Premam‘ will become a classic. They disagreed. But things didn’t turn ugly there. It was when they disagreed with my view that The Big Lebowski, Annie Hall, Dr. Strangelove, Some Like it Hot and Planes,Trains and Automobiles are classics in their own right. They disagreed. They said these movies were just entertaining, they can’t qualify as classics.

I lost the argument, well because those were my PARENTS and well I can’t get into a fight with them because they are also the folks who first inculcated the love of movies in me, and also they pay for my expenses, so you know… But, it did pose a great question. What is a ‘classic’ ?

See, cinema is a relative concept just like motion. An object may appear to bee moving for one person and stationary for other, and just like that a movie may be considered great by me and a Razzler-worthy by you. But, my parents are completely wrong with regards to this topic, Why ? Because in my opinion, any movie where you have the time of your life is a classic. Further stringent, it should be an experience that will give you a chill whenever you think about it.

My parents put forth the argument that classics are movies like The Shawshank Redemption, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Titanic and Philadelphia because they touched something deep within our hearts. Now, I am not saying that these movies are not classics. I don’t know about One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest because I haven’t watched it yet since I am reading the novel by Ken Kensey. But all the others are in my ‘Great Movies’ list, but so are (500) Days Of Summer, The King Of Comedy and 3 Idiots. I always proud to say ‘I was in the cinema hall when 3 Idiots played’. And I always will be, because they are nothing less than classics. They didn’t touch something deep within our hearts but for their running time, they transcended us into a world without all the crap. When we forget our girlfriend’s ramblings and Kim Kardashian. It was just heaps of laughter being dumped upon us. And for those who want to see the artistic side, non-linear narrative is put into perfect use in (500) Days Of Summer and The King Of Comedy is directed by Martin Scorsese and that’s all there is to say.

So, I conclude this post by saying that any movie that you had an experience while watching it is a classic in its own rights, and be proud to admit this fact anywhere you can. I consider Paul to be one of the greatest movies ever made. See, just admit it. F… the world, you are a lover of cinema and to propagate that love is the utmost blessing to this art.

So, is there any movie that you consider a classic but all the others don’t ? Is there any other topic related to movies / sitcoms / books that you want me to write about ? Do you want me to review any other movie / sitcom ? If so, please inform me in the comments below.

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