Tuesday, June 19, 2007

few more movies

North country (2005)

LA confidential (1997)

Heat (2007)

American history X (1998)

Primal fear (1996)

A beautiful mind (2001)

Will post (in a day or two) on all these movies I watched recently.

The General's Daughter

The General's Daughter (1999)

Military politics, men and their career moves, men and their behaviour towards women, women and their struggle. Nothing different from civil world. Military is no different.

Good movie until the end.
Some commercialisation.

John Travolta does what he is expected to do.
James woods
James Cromwell

Must watch for feminists and anyone who is interested in women issues. Good watch who is interested in some idea about what goes inside the military area.

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The Contender

The Contender (2000)

Great political thirller. Well made.
Cheap tactics, but very real. But decided to give some hope to the viewers, they bring justice at the end, which does not succeed in taking off that bothering feeling lurking in the back of our head reminding us that it may not happen in real world.

Gary Oldman amzes how he changes his looks. Does greatly nothing to get that.
Jeff Bridges as President of America. Convinced me as a good politician until the last speech.
Joan Allen was good except that her characterisation as honest woman won't happen in real politics. It is not good either. Either you are honest or you are in politics. They are mutually exclusive.
Willian Petersen didn't look convincing as a politician. May be I have been watching too much of him as the Crime Scene Investigating scientist.
Christian Slater should do more movies for his fans sake ;-) .

Must watch for politics lovers and for feminists.

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Women issues - must watch movies

It so happened that I watched these three movies one after other. They all deal with women issues.

North Country (2005) - based on true legal battle

The General's Daughter (1999) - based on true story

The Contender (2000)

Each deserves a separate post.

Must watch movies.