* Revolutionary Road – And you thought suburbia was a peaceful idyll, far removed from the hustle and stress of the city. Wake up kiddo.
Set sometime in the 1950s, Revolutionary Road (based on the novel by Richard Yates) is a well-crafted movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and British actress Kate Winslet.
Go for it.
Nice lines from this lovely movie:
Our whole existence is based on this great premise that we are special and superior to the whole thing. But we aren’t. We’re just like everyone else.
It is possible that Parisians aren’t the only ones capable of leading interesting lives.
* Death Note – For some reason, we expected this Japanese movie, derived from one of those Manga comics, to be a stunningly beautiful movie.
Alas, it was not.
What happens when a young college student gets hold of a magic Death Note book that lets him kill anyone by writing the name and visualizing the face of the victim. Does he turn into an ‘angel of the underworld’ or does the extraordinary power overpower him into becoming a plain murderer.
Tatsuya Fujiwara does an adequate job as Light Yagami, the protagonist of the movie who lays his hand on the Death Note.
Some SI readers like shadowfax_arbit felt we should have seen the anime Death Note movies first. Maybe, they are right.