February 13, 2007

a digression - great movies to watch

In between all this MBA running around, I've got me some time to watch some good movies. My recommendations for now are
1. Departed - Martin Scorcese - this movie is great. It's gripping, great performances by all. In particular I loved the foul mouthed lieutenant played by Mark Wahlberg, very amusing to watch. Of course, I'm not discounting the terrific performances by jack Nicholson, Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio (who BTW did pretty well in Blood Diamond too)
2. Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of our Fathers - both great movies. The interesting thing is they're movies shot about the same battle (Iwo Jima - US against Japanese forces on the island of Iwo Jima) from two perspectives (American and Japanese). Very well made and beautifully portrayed. Letters from Iwo Jima is completely in Japanese subtitled in english.
The movies above are well made movies. But if you're out for a bellyfull of laughter..
Sacha Cohen Baron is hilarious - just see the movie.

1 comment:

Sudha said...

I totally loved departed too! at one point my head was just bursting with tension... the scene where Damon calls up DiCaprios's phone and he answers and neither of them talk.