movies, in my opinion, are those that make me think after I
walk out of the theatres, not just leave my brain blank. The
good movies always bring out my tears of joy and sorrow. There
were many times I walked out of theaters with red nose and eyes.
Sound a little crazy, but that is the power of movies.
Most of the movies
I love portray the story of friendship, hope, desperation or
philosophical theme because I love to think and to debate to
myself or friends after I watch those movies.
I still remember my mind was so overwhelming with
all kinds of thoughts after this movie was over.
It's such a great story line that reflects the truth
of the American society (actually, I should say
the modern society). Everything about this film
is so darkly clear, no one is good or bad in this
movie, and everyone is shaped by his/her environment
and expectation. It is extremely obvious why it
won the academy awards. All casts in this movie
need the standing ovation. They can bring their
great skills to portray all human aspect of life,
in particular, the wife (Annette Bening) who represents
the real desperate middle aged woman.
This is the movie that won Jodi Foster the first
Oscar. The movie is about a young woman who was
raped by three men in front of other men who not
only didn't help her out but also encouraged those
three men to rape her. This movie reminds me of
what Einstein said that the world became evils because
someone see other people committing crime without
doing anything. Even though those guys didn't do
it, they seemed to encourage it to happen. Like
at the turning point of the movie, if the college
boy who was in the crime scene did not testify because
he felt like it's not his business, those men who
encouraged the rapers would not be brought to the
Shawshanks Redemption (1994)
When the day becomes the darkest moment in our life,
we have to keep our head high and have hope for
tomorrow. These words seem to represent the main
theme of this movie. It is such a beautiful film
that is full of hope, loyalty, courage and friendship.
With all of these two friends' effort, finally,
the redemption does happen, even though it comes
pretty late for Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) who
had been spending his life behind bars without committing
any crimes for years.
This movie will totally blow your mind with its
narrative order. The way Memento unfolds is totally
unique. Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) has short-term
memory disorder. Therefore, he has no idea of what
has just happened to him. Two things that remind
his memory are a tattoo and polariod pictures that
he took after each incident happened. To track down
the man who raped and killed his wife, he has to
piece those polariod pictures together. The most
intriguing thing is while watching Momento, you
will literally become Leonard Shelby, and face the
same confusion to try to make sense of the incidents
that unfold around you.