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Posts Tagged ‘ thriller ’

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind


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George Clooney is in the midst of directing his fifth movie. His previous films, especially Ides of March and Good Night, and Good Luck, all showcased a stylized aesthetic and solid anecdotal fluidity. So what happened with his debut, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind? Charlie Kaufman happened. Continue reading

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Contagion


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Right now, as you read this, you’re probably at your computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, or other device that allows you to connect to the Internet. Now, when was the last time you cleaned that device? If it’s your phone, it’s covered in germs and bacteria; it’s disgusting. Every day you touch a thousand different things that are covered in bacteria, and then you touch your face. Little facts like these make watching Contagion turn into a hypochondriac’s nightmare. Continue reading

The Debt


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I’ve mentioned many times the importance of certain filmmaking roles being invisible in the final product, such as writing, music, and cinematography. For The Debt, a misstep in casting becomes the most glaring flaw in a film that is actually very well planned. Continue reading

Side Effects


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I lied in my last post. One thing America seems to love more than guns is pharmaceuticals. In 2012, revenue for the brand name and general pharmaceutical manufacturing industries brought in upwards of $200 billion, and that’s with a slight decline in the brand name industry over the past five years. Don’t believe me about the medicinal presence in American culture? Go watch the nightly news. Almost every commercial will be for some form of drug, from sleeping pills to depression aids and back. So with pharmaceuticals playing such a crucial role in American culture did Steven Soderbergh decide to take a stand in Side Effects against the almighty giants like Pfizer? Not really.

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