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Inception

Posted by Cantankerous Panda on September 26, 2010

INCEPTION (2010)

At last, my long-awaited review for Inception is here. Who DOESN’T want to talk about this movie? Now, I’m going to attempt to write about this in a way that allows people who have yet to see it to skip over the spoilery parts, but if you’re super-strict about such things you might just want to come back here after you’ve seen it. And yes, you should see it. I am breaking my pattern here and telling you upfront that this is a film to watch. I saw The Prestige and I did not enjoy it, but I really liked this film (and yes, I understood The Prestige far too well, which is part of the reason why I didn’t like it–but I’ll get into that when I write that film up). So, for those of you who are terribly behind on your cinema exposure, go see Inception and then get back to me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shutter Island

Posted by Cantankerous Panda on March 24, 2010

SHUTTER ISLAND (2010)

Sorry for the delay– I was using another person’s laptop while mine was being repaired, and it was just too large and cumbersome for me to write with a certain amount of ease and comfort :P. The past month has been full of all sorts of ick and dismay. Apologies!

It’s so hard to talk about movies and not give away spoilers, especially when they are psychological thrillers–but I’m doing it anyway! I’ll start with my hedging comment of “It was interesting.” Because, in a number of ways, it was. Did that make it good? Well, that’s another question. I guess it depends on what you want from the movie. I went into it hoping that I wouldn’t get one of two “crazy person” plot twists; unfortunately I was met with one of them. I was convincing myself until the very end that it simply couldn’t be so, but the ending let me know that I was the delusional one and the plot twist absolutely was real. This was problematic for me.

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