Friday, 25 July 2008

Movie Reviews: The Machinist, Death at a Funeral

The Machinist

Directed by Brad Anderson, this 2004 movie with Christian Bale is overrated. Though well directed and everything, it's a bit predictable and follows more or less the same storyline as other typical psycho thriller Hollywood fare like Hide and Seek, Secret Window and Fight Club. I'm tired of the Hollywood trend of exaggerating psychological phenomena and turning them into something fantastic and unrealistic, As Good as it Gets being the only Hollywood movie I've seen that deals with a psychological issue in a realistic manner.

Death at a Funeral

Directed by Frank Oz and released in 2007, a British comedy where a funeral keeps getting messed up. Quite funny, though not among the best comedies I've seen.


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