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A wonderful, life-affirming tale that every young actor should see. Released in the US under the title of "Midwinter's Tale"
Tragic and beautiful in its story. After this and Good Will Hunting the main message is don't live in South Boston. Monument is the best film I have seen this year. A man's decision of whether he should do the honorable thing or if he will remain in his predicament for the rest of his life is so moving and inspired that the film actually changed me. The ending caught me by surprise but after it occurred I thought that it made perfect sense, and it wasn't a truly noble thing and it doesn't have that feel either. A Monumental movie.
This was a great thriller / action piece and a chance to bring into the light a classic American film, The Conversation. Gene Hackman basically reprises his role as Harry Call, 15 years later than the events in that film. Will Smith is great as a straight man for a change with hardly any of his typical one liner....aw damn, lines. The supporting cast, however, is what makes the film shine, that and a truly smart script playing on our paranoias and fears of being watched. This is a film where everyone in it, is somebody. Jaime Kennedy from the Scream movies, Seth Green from Can't Hardly wait, Gabe Byrne, everybody is in this film. I give kudos to Bruckheimer and Tony Scott for going back to their roots and making a tight action film, smartly written and nicely acted.
Candyman is affecting for as many reasons as it is scary. The idea that the worst stories we have heard are actually based in reality makes you think twice about how you address the stories you hear. I cannot say Candyman in front of the mirror, I just don't trust the world anymore after sitting through Candyman. It is my favorite horror movie, it is also the scariest horror film I have ever seen. Bernard Rose gets rid of the gore and splatter (There is one on-screen death) and instead uses tension, fear and death as tangible physical realities. I show this film to the most stagnant anti-horror person and they succumb to the beauty and terror that this film conveys. I love it.