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Fargo

Director: Coen Brothers (1996, English, 98 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (94%), IMDB (8.2), Wikipedia, Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Watch online: Amazon Prime.

Similar movies: crime, suspense.

Summary: A well made crime thriller. A man asks two hoodlums to kidnap his own wife to extort money from his father-in-law. Available on Amazon Instant.

 

No Country For Old Men

Director: Coen Brothers (2007, English, 122 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (94%), IMDB (8.1), Wikipedia, Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Similar movies: crime, suspense.

Summary: Yet to write.

 

Barton Fink

Director: Coen Brothers (1991, English, 116 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (91%), IMDB (7.7), Wikipedia, Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Similar movies: crime, quirky, suspense.

Summary: Yet to write.

 

Rashômon

Director: Akira Kurosawa (1950, Japanese, 88 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (N/A), IMDB (8.4), Wikipedia, Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Watch online: YouTube.

Similar movies: crime, intense, suspense.

Summary: A landmark movie by Kurosawa in which four eye witnesses provide wildly varying accounts of the same incident which culminated in the death of a samurai. The film is notable for being the first to have such a plot. The movie ends without truth having been established.

The movie evokes questions about the nature of truth, memory and self image when recalling events. A good movie!

 

The Bicycle Thief (Ladri Di Biciclette)

Director: Vittorio De Sica (1948, French, 93 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (98%), IMDB (8.4), Wikipedia, Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Similar movies: city life, crime, family.

Summary: A poignant movie of a father and son who search for a stolen bicycle. The setting is depression days in Italy, soon after World War II. Realistic, entertaining and sad.

The Bicycle Thief has been a favorite of critics for several decades, showing up in many 'top movies' lists. See List of Films Considered the Best (Wikipedia).

 

Le Samouraï

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville (1967, French, 101 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (100%), IMDB (8.1), Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Similar movies: crime, suspense.

Summary: Yet to write.

 

Kahaani

Director: Sujoy Ghosh (2012, Hindi, 122 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (N/A), IMDB (8.1), Amazon.

Similar movies: crime, suspense.

Summary: Yet to write.

 

The Shawshank Redemption

Director: Frank Darabont (1994, English, 142 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (90%), IMDB (9.3), Wikipedia, Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Similar movies: crime, suspense.

Summary: Yet to write.

 

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Director: George Roy Hill (1969, English, 110 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (89%), IMDB (8.2), Wikipedia, Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Watch online: NetFlix.

Similar movies: crime, true story, western.

Summary: What's friendship? A good caricature is in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The main characters are two outlaws who make joint decisions on all matters, big and small, so smoothly! They do have differences of opinion but they quickly align themselves and don't look back. I found that quite amazing.

 

My Cousin Vinny

Director: Jonathan Lynn (1992, English, 120 mins)

Reviews: RottenTomatoes (N/A), IMDB (7.5), Wikipedia, Amazon, Roger Ebert.

Similar movies: comedy, crime.

Summary: One of my favorite comedies! Superb acting by Marisa Tomei and Joe Pesci. Great dialogues! Marisa Tomei won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.

My favorite scenes from the movie: Deer HunterBiological ClockExpert WitnessThe Defense is Wrong!.

Some other scenes: How do your clients plead?The Wrong IdeaTwo YutesMagic GritsExpert Witness: Thicker Glasses.

 

2 Nov 2013
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