Bit of a quieter week this week with full time work starting, but I still managed to have a look at some classic movies! I started the week with Pan’s Labyrinth which is a Spanish movie and a great one at at that. I also took a look at Blade Runner whilst seeing a new release in Australia: Shame. Last but not least was another foreign film in I Saw The Devil.
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) – Set in Spain 1944, this movie sets a fantasy world that will take your breath away. This movie is different, but yet another foreign film that delivers. B+
Blade Runner (1982) – After hearing about a possible sequel, I finally took a look at this movie from 30 years ago starring Harrisson Ford. Playing Rick Derrard, he must track down four replicants who have hijacked a ship in space and returned to Earth seeking there maker. It sounds more complex then it is, definitely enjoyable but deserves a sequel. Would have hated to have waited 30 years for it though! B
Shame (2011) – Finally released in Australia, Shame is an R18+ movie that is very graphic but very memorable. Michael Fassbender plays a sex addict who’s private life is interrupted when his sister Casey Mulligan arrives unannounced. This one’s not going to be for everyone, and with some awkward scenes I would reccomend not going with a loved one! It was one of the memorable movies of 2011 and worth a watch. B+
I Saw The Devil (2010) – Another foreign film this week, starring Min-sik Choi (Oldboy) who this time plays the villain, a serial killer. A secret agent then becomes obsessed with revenge, blurring the line between good and evil. If I had any problems it would be it was a bit long, but it was still a good movie. B
Another great week of movies, with all being at least a B. If you have any thoughts on movies I should watch let me know, although I already have a massive watchlist!