A slice of life of a young, professional married couple with their darling baby turns a sharp, dark corner when the pair are arrested and charged with several counts of fraud. The reason: ... See full summary »
The story of a man caught in a whirlpool of grief and rage over the murder of his wife, Prayer to a Vengeful God is contemporary revenge drama, presented in an austere visual style, completely without dialogue.
Paul James Vasquez,
The secretary Liza Raines becomes deaf after a shooting in a robbery, is evicted and later she is found by the social assistant Grant Kane living in her car. Grant brings Liza to a ... See full summary »
The story of three friends who grew up in the same tough neighborhood and chose three very different paths. Joey became a cop, Frank became a priest, and Bobby went into the family business... See full summary »
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini,
Del, the Devil, is flying happily in the sky when suddenly he spots- Emma Shumacher, a middle-aged woman, good looking, wealthy, living in a beautiful house by the sea, but lonely. She has ... See full summary »
Fortunately, I didn't let the low ratings this film has received dissuade me from seeing it. Borrowing elements from filmmakers such as the Coen brothers, David Lynch, and David Cronenburg, the writer/director of "Nobody" managed to create his own unique and surreal neo-noir movie. The cinematography and production design is visually stunning, and the meticulously crafted script originated the kind of narrative thread that was later used in the more highly praised "Triangle." The story is not a confusing mess that randomly ends without any closure, as some have suggested; rather, it is a narrative in which the resolution (or lack of) is inextricably tied to the beginning (as was the case in the movie "Memento"). As in all noir films, the mystery is unraveled by an eventual understanding of past events; however, circumstances occurring in the story have led to these past events being revisited in an unusual way. It's unfortunate that this narrative has been the object of all its criticisms, as the narrative is precisely what makes this film so interesting and unique.
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