This is an odd film. Hard to write about because there are so many different ways to take it. On the one hand it is about a racist old man who despite himself becomes involved in the lives of a … Continue reading
4 December 2008
Cast: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, David Kross, John Malkovich, Riki Lindhome, Wendy Worthington
Script: David Hare, J. Michael Straczynsk
Genre: detective & mystery, drama
Setting: 1920s, Los Angelos
It is 1920′s Los Angeles and single mother Christine Collins is trying to raise her boy. One Sat she is called in to work and when she returns home little Walter Collins is nowhere to be found. The police set about looking and eventually, after 5 months they bring him back. Only the boy they return to Christine is different; she is, however, informed that those changes are the result of her shock and the boys trauma. Why it is quite the done thing for a boy to shrink 4 inches as a result of such a horrifying encounter. And circumcised now you say? Well it is healthy, and who knows what that drifter may have been thinking. Ms. Collins is not about to rest however. She wants her boy back.
21 March 2007
Cast: Hiroshi Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken Watanabe, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura, Takumi Bando, Tsuyoshi Ihara
Script: Iris Yamashita, Paul Haggis
Genre: Action, war
based on the book Picture Letters from Commander in Chief by Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Tsuyoko YoshidoI’m not sure what I was really expecting from this film; but I know I didn’t get it. The companion film to Eastwood’s Flag’s of our … Continue reading
The critics have been raving over this film. Don’t know why, I found it overlong, boring and more than a little predictable.