Archive for the Category Thriller



Delicatessen has some of the most memorable photography and colors in it.Probably because it was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (who also did Amelie, The City of Lost Children, Alien 4, and A Very Long Engagement).

The movie is set in the future, seemingly post-apocalyptic world where food is scarce. One small French town survives by eating people under the guise of a butcher’s shop.

It all seems good until the butcher’s daughter falls for one of the new tenants they are about to feast on.

Overall the movie is excellent. Great directing, acting, and plot. Give it a shot if you have seen and liked the other movies I listed from this director.

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Following is from director Christopher Nolan, who has done The Dark Knight, Memento, The Prestige.  All these films came after Following.

Following is about a guy who follows other people and writes about it. At least until one day when he follows the same guy twice and gets caught. The guy that he was following is a thief and brings him into his world of stealing from people’s houses.

The movie showcases Nolan’s brilliance. Such a great movie. Acting, direction, plot, is all damn near perfect. You can certinely see why Nolan has become such a great director in his later films.

Following is a must-see for any film lovers.

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Memories of Murder

I am a huge Korean cinema fan. Most of the films I have posted up here have been North American with a few foreign films here and there, but my real interest in film is with Asia. I don’t know how they do it, but they just kick the butt off any American or Canadian film I’ve ever seen.

**Thar be spoilers**

Memories of Murder is based off a true life event. A serial killer in South Korea went around killing women. He has not been caught to this day, because they still don’t know who it was. This was back in the 1980s and South Korea has a 15 year statute of limitations, and well, it’s been longer than that so nothing would happen to him if he came forth.

Anywho, the movie is awesome. If you’re familiar with Korean cinema, you’ll appreciate and recognize the awesome humor bits. The ending is crazy and I can’t believe they never caught the guy. Great film and definitely worth the time to watch.

I also wanted to mention this is rated an 8.1 on IMDB (if that matters for you) and currently has 14 award wins and 2 nominations. Wowzers.

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This movie intrigued me by how it looked. It’s animation (I don’t think it was rotoscoped) but black and white. Think A Scanner Darkly but black and white.

Visually, the movie is stunning.

The movie follows a cop on a new assignment, a missing persons assignment. It takes place in France in the year 2054. They have a company called Avalon that is all about beauty and health and living long, think Equilibrium -esque. The missing person is a scientist from the Avalon corporation.

A decent mystery/thriller story, but a little bit predictable. Overall it was a good movie, I can recommend it. It’s in French, so you’ll need subtitles if you don’t speak French.

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