Inception (Chistopher Nolan, 2010)

As I write my brief review I listen to Hanz Zimmer’s explosive score, one of the best since Bernard Herrman’s score for Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.  This is a perfect film.  No flaws stick out.  Its narrative is impeccable and one can tell that Nolan spent 9 years writing and incubating this project.  He threw it at Warner Brothers after Memento, they liked it but he was wise enough to tell them that he needed to learn the art of making a Hollywood spectacle before attempting a film on such a grand scale.  So The Dark Knight was released to all … Continue reading Inception (Chistopher Nolan, 2010)

Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1987)

Just a few flaws about plot:  boiling rabbit, abduction of child from school (mind you), you got the attack in Close’s apartment between Douglas and Close.  Where are the police in all this?  They don’t materialize until the end.  Dramatic tension was building but this giant gaffe sinks the story just a little.  Its a barnburner and one I still can’t turn off if its on (probably seen it 20 times, gulp).  Michael Douglas at his high point and adulterous men at their low point. ** 1/2 / ***** (used to be *** 1/2 / ***** before this realization) Continue reading Fatal Attraction (Adrian Lyne, 1987)