To Live and Die in L.A. , a 1985 movie based on the eponymous novel written by Gerald Petievich, tells the story of two secret agents, Richard Change ( William Peterse) and John Vukovich (John Pankow), as they attempt to arrest Rick Masters (Willem Dafoe), who’s probably the reason why I loved this movie. Dafoe’s character, basically a counterfeiter, is just smart and evil enough to make the movie worthwhile.
Even though produced on a modest budget – none of the actors were big stars at the time – William Friedkin’s film has been well received by critics. Continue reading Movie Review: To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Director: Woody Allen
Writer: Woody Allen
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem
About one in three movies made by Woody Allen is a masterpiece. The remaining two are terrible. Yet, that one which is a masterpiece, is loved by some, loathed by others.
What I am trying to say is that, Allen’s work is polarizing. You either adore it or hate it.
Vicki Cristina Barcelona is one of his best works. Allen weaves a bizarre story, which is kind of his trademark, but this time, he reveals an awful lot about people, which is why we enjoy stories in the first place. Continue reading Movie Review: Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Since we haven’t reviewed an Indian movie in almost a week, I thought I would recommend one today. This movie is my guilty pleasure, but it’s hard not to fall in love with it.
I first saw it almost four years ago. My best friend called me, asking if we wanted to go see a movie, because she didn’t want to go home. I put on a pair of jeans and the first shirt I could find and got into my car. At the first light stop I looked online what movies where at the cinema at that hour (around 09:30 PM) and one caught my eye. Life doesn’t give you a second chance. 8.2 on IMDB. It should be a good one if it has such a good mark. When we entered the cinema and saw it was an Indian movie, she almost killed me. But after the movie started rolling, the magic happened…. Continue reading Radu’s Movie Recommendation: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)