June 6, 2011

miller's crossing



i haven't seen a movie in ages ... but seeing as how i am crippled with illness these days i watched one today ... miller's crossing ... it's directed by the coen brothers ... i am a fan of their work ... the big lebowski, fargo, burn after reading ... among others ... anyway ... it was a good movie ... but not my favorite one for them ... basically it's a mafia movie ... so you have a lot of guys walking around wearing trenchcoats and fedoras and leather gloves and carrying tommy guns ... the guy who played keaton in the usual suspects is at the center of the movie ... there is a gang war going on and he is playing both sides ... it can be hard to follow at times but if you can understand what's going on it's quite amusing ... the way he brilliantly manipulates each side ... you never know what he's up to ... also the script is very good ... a lot of witty lines in the movie ... like there was one part where he tells one of the bosses to think about so and so ... and the boss replies by saying you know i don't like to think ... so he says well think about whether you should start ... so i thought that was clever ... anyway ... there is one guy in the movie who plays a very menacing character ... i looked him up and turns out his name is j.e. freeman and he is openly gay ... so he certainly doesn't fit the stereotype ... overall i only recommend it for people who are interested in seeing everything the coen brothers have directed ... such as myself ... otherwise you probably won't like it ... 6/10 ...

6 comments:

Prudence said...

Salamtak what's wrong?

Jundi said...

i caught a nasty virus that gave me a fever and a terrible cough .. lost my voice for a while .. been sick for a week now but im better now ilhamdulila .. though i still havent regained my sense of taste .. seriously i cant taste anything at all these days ..

Prudence said...

Oh that SUCKS...the loss of taste I mean :p I am glad you're feeling better. Haram you're all alone and sick...tsk tsk tsk...emotional support is very important when one is sick don't you think?

Jundi said...

little do you know i was home in khobar when i wrote that reply so HA :p

Prudence said...

lol did I sound like I was teasing?? cuz I wasn't...well actually I totally was :p

I dreamed that i gave you a mirror...and that it was very important like I saved your life with it and you were very grateful...wonder what that means :/

Jundi said...

i am intrigued .. i shall ask and find out what this dream might mean ..