Everbody watches movies, now probably more than ever. Don't expect any unique insight here. I keep notes on (some of the) movies I watched mostly so that by the time I forget I saw them, I can come back to my notes and maybe remind myself of what the movie felt like.
Bicentennial Man (1999)
In 1976 Isaac Asimov published the novelette “Bicentennial Man”, later expanded into a full-blown novel called “Positronic Man” with Robert Silverberg. It’s part of Asimov’s robot universe which later extends far into the future, all the way to the Foundation. It’s a pretty intricate piece of literature, I was curious how the movie adaptation treated it.
American Psycho (2000)
Like it or not, it’s become iconic and somewhat of a cult classic. I won’t be rehashing reviews that either demonize it or over-interpret it. I just have a few observations.
I Care A Lot. (2021)
There’s a group of movies and TV series that focus on con artists that is sort of a guilty pleasure for me. From “Talented Mr. Ripley”, through “Catch Me If You Can” to “Sneaky Pete”. This one tries to be in this league.
I loved the movie: the visuals, the sound, the story pacing, the acting. It’s all there. What follows isn’t a review but a rather close synopsis of the plot as I plan to read the books and later compare the two.
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
I was very conflicted about this film after I watched it. If you have seen it as well, here’s what I thought, and a different idea for the ending.
Good acting, great direction and tasteful photography, often focusing on atypical elements in the frame. The slow-paced plot unveils rather that twists.