Friday, 12 February 2010
Avatar (2009) Pandora at Night
Jake is rescued by Neytiri and led through the bio-luminescent
Pandoran landscape. With every touch the flora and fauna, and the ground itself, is lit up.
This is a literally breathtaking introduction to a new world.
Battle Royale (2000) Welcome to the Game
Kinji Fukasaku takes reality television to its ill and (il)logical conclusion. A class of school-children are shown an instructional, educational video - about how to kill and survive. The scariest thing is when terror wears a cute face. You can taste the sweaty dread throughout.
Chocolate (2008) Building Ledge Fight
A highly contrived situation, I admit, but what a contrivance! Our heroine, played by Jeeja Yanin, has a ferocious yet approachable tomboyish charisma that elevates the scene to a celebration of danger and broken bones.
The Company (2003) My Funny Valentine
Posted by Stephen Russell-Gebbett at 19:08