You Don’t Know Jack (2010, Barry Levinson)
Let’s think, if it wasn’t for Pacino, I would’ve probably never seen this film. However, if televisions are not afraid to raise such controversial questions as euthanasia, I think there’s still hope for us! Personally, I find this subject very interesting and important. The movie might’ve been a little too one-sided, but still managed to interest me and made me rethink my views. Do human have right to decide whether to live in pain or, well, commit an assisted suicide? It hasn’t changed my opinion, because, to be fair, it didn’t have to, but even if I wasn’t already pro-euthanasia I doubt it would.
Pacino was good, the rest of the cast not bad at all, but directing wasn’t really impressive and the fact that it was a tv production was just too visible at times. Raised issues are thought-provoking and shown in a pretty decent way though, so it’s definitely worth seeing.
Dear Mr Nolan. You’re a genius and I’m sure you already know that. I’m gonna think about this film for the next week, at least. MY BRAIN IS AN UTTER MESS THANKS TO YOU.
The bad news is that Following is the last Nolan movie I haven’t seen yet and what will I do without his next films waiting for me to watch? What? I’ll have to look forward to Inception, I guess.
Angier: What do you want, Borden?
Borden: I’m sorry for your loss, Angier.
Angier: Which knot did you tie?
Borden: I keep asking myself that.
Borden: And… I’m sorry, I just don’t know.
Angier: You don’t know?
Borden: I’m sorry.
Angier: You don’t know? You don’t know?
La Pianiste (Michael Haneke, 2001)
Haneke is a genius. Just incredible how he manages to make a film that is shocking and even vulgar at times, but not gross, primitive or pretentious.