Movies That Everyone Should See: “The English Patient”

The-English-Patient

Almásy: What do you love?

Katharine: What do I love?

Almásy: Say everything.

Katharine: Hm, let’s see… Water. Fish in it. And hedgehogs; I love hedgehogs.

Almásy: And what else?

Katharine: Marmite – I’m addicted. And baths. But not with other people. Islands. Your handwriting. I could go on all day.

Almásy: Go on all day.

Katharine: My husband.

Almásy: What do you hate most?

Katharine: A lie. What do you hate most?

Almásy: Ownership. Being owned. When you leave, you should forget me.

Continue reading

About these ads

Skyfall

In his 50th year of onscreen existence, James Bond proves he is more vibrant and vital than ever by offering an intense, state of the art action film; one that is both pointed and personal. More than any other Bond film to date, it has things to say about security, espionage and intelligence gathering in today’s world, while at the same time revealing more of the history and character of James Bond than ever before.

It’s brimming with car chases, shoot outs, and explosions but it also features well crafted, damaged characters complete with backstories and understandable motivations. “Skyfall” is that rare breed of action film. Full of exciting, pulse pounding set pieces, while also deriving tension from worthwhile dramatic content.

Continue reading

Wrath of the Titans

“Wrath of the Titans” is truly a tale “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”.

There are some really lavish special effects – at times, astonishing visual effects, seriously – but the plot is an excuse to string action sequences together, and the characters are carved of wood.

Honestly, if they didn’t come with back stories via being named after people of Greek mythology, the people in this film would have no definition whatsoever.

Continue reading