秋季电影一:Appaloosa, Body of Lies

秋季是电影季。每年有实力竞争奥斯卡的大片级别电影都等到现在才出炉。有点目不暇接。
这周看了两个:Appaloosa 和 Body of Lies.

Appaloosa 节奏有些慢,可能不合很多人的口味。非常低调(understated)这种低调让我想起De Niro 的那部 The Good Shepherd,也是缓慢低调的片子。两部票房都不是很讨喜。但是两部我都喜欢。有种缓慢的力量。和淡淡的感动。最大的败笔也许是Renée Zellweger的角色选则。她实在不是美女。所以太没有说服力了。不过也许是故意如此?因为本来就是有点匪夷所思的情节?所以索性让人大跌一下眼镜?喜欢Viggo.

Body of Lies 是很讨好的片子。制作精良,剧本和演技都是一流。尤其喜欢 Mark Strong 的 Hani 超强,演得好,人又帅(以前怎么没听说过这个英国演员?)轻而易举地盖过了Crowe 和 DiCaprio。NPR 的 David Edelstein 的影评非常恰当:American callousness and incompetence.

It is fitting the actor playing a Jordanian should walk away with the movie, because the thrust of Body of Lies is that his character has far more understanding of how things work than the Americans do. A bitter assessment of US’ chances in the war on terror. The movie is one of the new breed of thrillers that reflects the new national mood, a rejoinder to the myth of American omissions: We don’t know nothing.

下周要看:W, Blindness, Pride and Glory.
其他本季会上演的:Quantum of Solace,Australia, Yes