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In the desert
This movie is about fear. About men and war, and about how far can you go, how far you push the limit when you are in a prison without walls: the desert. The thing that fascinated me about it is how flawlessly is built, the tension, the moments, the surrealistic scenes, everything. This is a movie that has a structure, finally i can say that there's a movie with some backbone. Where other movies try to achieve the thrills, this movie lets you thrilled. Where other movies try to come as art movies, this movie makes cinematographic art in a very concise and brilliant way (yes, Swoff's girlfriend&sand dream, the horse sequence, etc.). It has rhythm, tone, it has the tempo, and above all, dares to have its way. It dares to experiment and to refuse clichés, and to be witty and bold. I do not know if this movie will have its place in cinema history, but is definitely one of my favorites, for now, after the first screening.
A History of Violence (2005)
disappointing for a cronenberg aficionado
You can tell the plot of this movie in two phrases. It didn't convince me at all. I know Cronenberg wanted to make a commercial movie, but that doesn't mean it had to be so predictable. I could see the end and everything from the first minutes of the movie.. It was clear like a half-empty glass of water.. and mr. Cronenberg was usually treating us with a huge pint of a dark strong beer..:) Let's see what is good: - Eddie Harris is very good - The suspense and tension is very well built (Cronenberg is a good filmmaker, he couldn't totally mess out his movie) - The atmosphere is very nice at the end, in the brother's house
But where is the substance.. Where is the twist, where is the combustion. Compare this to Crash and to Dead Ringers.. to Spider and M. Butterfly. It doesn't go where those were going.