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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In Search of a Midnight Kiss, Noise, Nue propriété

In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)

This is a very amateurish American romantic movie about some lonely twentyish guy putting out an ad on a dating website New Year’s Eve. He agree to meet the first caller, a blond annoying girl with a lot of problems. We follow them the whole day.
Like I said in the beginning, this is a low budget movie. The cinematography is nothing fancy at all, but that is not so important to me. The actors are okay, the soundtrack is okay, the story is a bit boring sometimes, but it has its funny moments too. I wished the girl was not so annoying, and I don’t understand why she freaks out in the middle of the film after hearing some lame confession from the guy. In almost every romantic comedies these days there is always a stupid fight, and then they get together again. I actually thought about to stop watching after a while, but did not want to go to sleep, and did not feel like to try another movie, so I watched the rest. It was watchable.

My rating: 6/10

Noise (2007)

Oh my god, what an amazing opening scene; a girl walks in a train/metro one night, and after a while she discovers that everyone in the wagon are shot dead.
The story follows that girl as the only eye witness, her life of being scared that maybe the killer will find her sometime. The story is also about a police man with tinnitus, who gets placed in an investigation caravan and has to take interviews from people that may know something about the murder of a woman, which the police think is connected with the train deaths.
The cinematography is very great, the soundtrack is powerful, and the police man character is great. The story flattens at sometimes, but in overall it is interesting and exciting.
Unfortunately some of the action scenes are a bit dark, so it is a bit difficult to se what is happening. The ending is maybe too short. Great thriller, not straight forward; you have to think a lot yourself, and that is cool.

My rating: 8/10

Nue propriété/Private Property (2006)

Touching and powerful drama about a dysfunctional family. A mother lives with her two twins in their late teenage years and the father lives with another family. At the beginning the tone between the mother and the sons is cheerful, but when the mother says she want to sell their house in order to start a new life, there are conflicts. This movie reminds me a bit of “The Squid and the Whale”, but this is more tragic.
The cinematography is great and has a lot of interesting camera angles, the acting is great, the script is great; a lot of funny and strange scenes/dialogs. The story is maybe a bit slow sometimes, but the tension builds up over time and suddenly explodes. There is not any soundtrack until the end, but in a way I didn’t miss it a lot. The ending is touching, and there are a lot of symbols.
I don’t understand why this movie didn’t win more prizes.

My rating: 8/10

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