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Some random from all time favs :
The Day of the Jackal is one of the most methodical process based crime thrillers you’ll ever see, almost like a doc in its fabricated preciseness. We follow our flaxen haired assassin as he hopscotches across europe in search of the perfect weapon, new identities and new companions. We also see the French secret service at work trying find this man who seems to be eluding them right under their nose. Its a search for an invisible man, with no…
Death by a thousand paper cuts rather than a big explosion in the end…is what Seconds by John Frankenheimer made me feel, The Manchurian Candidate makes you feel both. Sure it takes off in the last 20 mins but what makes this special is the uncanny level of detail in the parallels to reality, more than your average 60’s political thriller, also a bit on the nose occasionally, “Iselinism”….Still, loved it more then Seconds.
Controversial for its disturbing depiction of male aggression and sexual violence, Straw Dogs plays out with all the brutality of the westerns for which the director is most famous, though it takes place very far from the frontier.
Its brutal and on a base level its a classic revenge story, but a unique one in that the main character David doesn’t quite know what happens in his absense, so the events that follow have a completely different repercussions on David…
Relentlessly grim, deeply disturbing, and made unquestionably more dread-inducing by the fact that almost everything depicted really happened (and more), its a harrowing but necessary reminder of one of the darkest chapters in human history. The story is told from the perspective of Florya, a young peasant eager to join the resistance. Florya becomes the stand-in witness through which audience experiences the brutality of war. By casting such a young actor, Klimov sets up one of the…