Fellow Movie Buffs

Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Midnight's Children"

An epic drama based on a novel by Salmon Rushdie. The story takes place mainly in India where two buys are born at midnight on the day the county gained its independence fro Britain. The boys are switched at birth, one is the son of a poor street musician, the other from an aristocratic family. The son being raised in the rich family discovers at a young age, he can summon various children from around India who were born on the same night, just after midnight. Hence the title, "Midnight's Children". They all have magical powers and they come together from time to time as the story progresses, during the separation on Pakistan and the war from independence of East Pakistan which becomes Bangladesh. The movie clocks in at 2 hours and 25 minutes, but the time flies by. The acting and the scenery are excellent.
4.5 out of 5 stars.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

"The Suicide Theory"

What a powerful movie. It's all about fate. Without giving away too much of the story, I'll just say it's about severely depressed artist who hires a hit man to kill him. He maintains that although he's attempted suicide several times, he just can't be killed. And sure enough, the hit man shoots him on two occasions and he survives both incidents. As the plot enfolds, it turns out that both men have lost someone close to them, and that fate has thrown the two of them together. This is one dark film with a fair amount of violence. It's slow moving but in the end, there are a couple "Aha" moments that make it with watching. I sure didn't see the ending coming. Both Steve Muzakis and Leon Cane are incredible.
4 1/2 stars out of 5.