Author: sreekiran

The Tree of Life (2011)

The best part comes when the origin of universe is compared to human life and depicting that love is most important thing in the universe. Along with the effective narration is the soul stirring score from Alexander Desplat. The cinematography and camera work during the formation of universe was exceptionally brilliant. The Tree of Life is written and directed by Terrence Malick. Fox searchlight and river road distributes it. It stars Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. After the movie according to me it was a heart touching tale that explains how well love is connected at every instant. It was long nearly 130 minutes but never the plot gave up. It was continuing and till the last frame it showed that how silent hearted and touching it can say a truth. The plot begins like a story told by a woman and also with the eldest son Jack (Sean Penn) gets the information along with his father Mr. Obrien (Brad Pitt) that his brother is dead and now he gets to give the viewers the story of him. How he came to earth? Who else joined him and how things moved on. The plot was all simple but the storytelling and narrative was engaging. As a general audience it might disappoint that nothing spectacular in here. But as a person who cares for nature existence and how...

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In Time (2011)

The best part comes when people are shown a digital time in their skin of their left hand ticking the time left to survive. The skin glows in green even in water and shows that the future is depending on the science and technology. When a person explains all about the factors regarding time and its importance it is the best way movie can begin. The worst part comes when things does not move according to the way it began. It turns as a movie with a couple becoming thieves and stealing time and also donating to the one that deserves. In time is directed and written by Andrew Niccol. It is distributed by 20th century fox and Regency. It is casted by Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy and others. According to me movie does give the selfishness of human beings to live. But 104 minutes was way too long to deliver the fact. The plot is all about a future in genetic engineering where citizens are given 25 years of life to live. The rich people can gamble and earn some more time whereas the poor loses time and in the end give their lives. Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) lives with his mother (Olivia Wilde) and gives her some time for the life she has given him. He meets a person who gives him century to live....

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True Grit (2010)

The best part comes when a small little desperate girl of 14 years struggles to hire a marshal to bring a person dead or alive. The worst part comes when it goes on explaining background and lengthy arguments carelessly leaving the plot. Of course cinematography was one of the best seen reminding those classic west type. True Grit is directed by Ethan Coen and written by Joel Coen.  It is based on the novel by Charles Portis. It stars Jeff Bridges Matt Damon and a new comer Hailey Steinfeld. It is distributed by Paramount Pictures and Sky Dance. According to me It may not be engaging as wild wild west cowboy ones, but it has the theme that can set the guns up and keep us wait for the assault with wild horses. True Grit says the story of Mattie Ross (Hailey Steinfeld) who is now looking for a marshal and after desperate search she finds Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) who can do the job for her. She pays some amount and does a great struggling trade in a comical fashion and finally appoints him. He has some trouble with Labeouf (Matt Damon) and they embark on a journey to find Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) a man who has killed Mattie Ross’s father. During their journey some unusual conflicts occur in between them and they tear apart. How can...

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The Prestige (2006)

The best part comes where screenwriting develops a kind of illusion or confusion in the mind of viewers to make it a perfect puzzle that sticks in the viewer’s mind. The worst part is that the puzzle is way too complicated left with small unnoticeable hints. Probably Mr. Nolan wants the viewers to go again for it and make the movie a box office success. This is inspired by a novel (by Christopher Priest) which has a deep emotional drama towards the end. Touch stone pictures and Warner Bros distributed the movie. I can say that I had to feel happy about how well the movie ended creating a puzzle in minds of audience. The Prestige is not a popcorn flick but it has a deep story to tell and well versed characters to perform and show a tricky magic. Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Bordon (Christian Bale) are two well versed magicians (turned rivals after a disaster that strikes their friendship) working with Cutter (Michael Caine) do some extra ordinary tricks to win the heart of viewers. Borden gets separated and starts his own tricks. He discovers a trick called, the transporter man and Angier wants to find his secret and outcast him. He sends his assistant Olivia (Scarlett Johansson) to spy his work and bring the tricks. She gives him a book of Borden which has...

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Priest (2011)

The best part comes with the slow motions during the plus signed metal blades flying and attacking vampires and tearing them up into pieces. The CGI was effective and visuals were enough to give the adrenaline rush. But the scene was so short and even defying laws of physics the score was not pumping.  The worst part is when the vows are repeated again and again lengthening the dialogue. Where is the editing department go now. Are they searching for another effective dialogue? and finally thanks for the director to take a careless casting. Priest is directed by Scott Stewart written by Cory Goodman based on graphic novel series by Min Hoo Yung. It is distributed and presented by Sony Entertainment. According to me I had slight happiness when the visuals worked, but very much disappointed when the actors are just tasting a rotten orange with disgust faces. It was not worth the shot. The plot is all about vampires. We see priests are new superheroes who can kill vampires. There are some people who reject the existence of vampires. One Priest (Paul Bettany) goes against their vow and struggles to save his niece Lucy (Lily Collins) from the deadly vampires. He finds Hicks (Cam Giganet) who actually loves Lucy. Now in his journey he meets a fate that can make him weak than ever. According to me this...

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