Sunday, 13 June 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 270

341 - The Passenger - 4 stars
Slow and meandering at times but never dull, this is a beautiful haunting film about a man's desire to escape his normal life.
Jack Nicholson reigns in the crazy to deliver a subtle, nuanced performance as a burnout journalist who takes on the identity of a dead man in his hotel.
He finds out that it isn't so simple to escape his past or that of his new identity.
The final shot is superb that brings the story to an end but leaves some level of interpretation open to the audience.

256 - Le Quai Des Brumes - 3 stars
A film that's as dark and gloomy as the fog that surrounds the port town where an Army deserter seeks passage out of France.
Only one problem, one known to most men, he falls in love.
It has a great look to it and the leads have good chemistry but I could see the ending coming from a mile away.

Days remaining - 95 Films remaining - 105

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