Just the 3 movies this week, including new release Battleship, 2009 french film A Prophet and the best of them all, Christopher Nolan’s first feature film in Following.
A Prophet (2009) – A french prison film in which a young Arab man is sent to jail where he becomes a mafia kingpin. A Prophet is brilliantly made and really mesmerising. It has a good story line and main actor Tahar Rahim does a great job and you can really connect and relate to him. While I really enjoyed it it’s quite long (2 hours 35 minutes) and I did feel the end probably didn’t do it justice. Can’t quite put my finger on what it was. B
Following (1998) - This movie was awesome! Firstly I will say I am a huge Christopher Nolan fan (I love The Prestige, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception and Memento) so when I heard about this movie I had to see it. It is probably the most clever movie I have ever seen and I cannot wait to rewatch it to put all the pieces in the puzzle back together again. It’s about a young writer who randomly follows people in the street, he then meets a thief who takes him under his wing. Really well made, really well shot, excellent ending (I love a good ending!). Props to Alex Withrow for telling me about it! A-
Battleship (2012) – <<< Review here. I wouldn’t reccomend it unless you are extra keen to see it. C
I’ll be watching Nolan’s only other film I haven’t seen in ‘Insomnia’ this week, otherwise not too much planned. What movies did you see this week?