April 22nd, 2008

Hypnotoad

23-25/100

23. Zodiac (2007/I)- "Based on the Robert Graysmith books about the real life notorious Zodiac, a serial killer who terrorized San Francisco with a string of seemingly random murders during the 1960s and 1970s."  This is a film that will keep you guessing all the way through till the end.  BUT, but I must warn you, it takes A LOT of patience to watch...it is just TOO long (2 1/2 hours).  It's worth watching but make sure you have lots of popcorn to get you through to the end. 6/10

24. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)- "A disaffected soldier (Considine) returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother (Kebbell) years ago."  I initially didn't want to watch this film.  Nothing about vigilante justice, appeals to me.  But I kept hearing how good it was.  So I sucked it up and watched this movie.  OMG I am so glad I did.  I don't want to give anything away, so I will just say this:  The first hour, this was a good film.  The last 30 minutes made it a great film.  Be warned, the heavy accents take some getting used to!  This movie is definitely worth seeing. 8/10

25. Peeping Tom (1960)- " A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror."  I kept hearing that this movie was the British version of Psycho.  As a huge Hitchcock/Psycho fan, I considered this movie a MUST see.  I can imagine British audiences in 1960 being very disturbed by this film.  But this movie is no Psycho and does not stand up to the test of time.  It is worth watching for it's historical value but don't expect too much. 6/10