CRACKS ON AN EGGSHELL

FRACTURE (2007)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

It’s quite a thinking film.

The whole plot is there but I guess the thrill is having to stay till the end to see whether the good will prevail over evil. I was like so worried if Ryan Gosling would use the false evidence to prevent Anthony Hopkins from walking free after no evidence was found against him shooting his wife, I was silently chanting “no, no, no…”? But the ending was just brilliant, man. This means even the smartest can’t escape sometimes, or rather, in the end.

To quote this GV brochure; “In a tense duel of intellect and strategy, Crawford and Beachum both learn that a “fracture” can be found in every ostensibly perfect facade.” Sounds so deep right, I feel more intellectual just by typing it… 

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A SERIES OF PLEASANT-TO-THE-EYE EVENTS

HALF NELSON (2006)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Caught the movie Half Nelson, which depicts the unusual friendship between teacher and student and how they help each other overcome their vices.

I learnt a little bit about history; how opposites come together to cause conflict and Dunne (Ryan Gosling) teaches it in a different way, something’s that way different from what normal History teachers do. The film’s a bit complicated to understand but since Ryan Gosling got nominated for an Oscar for this role, Life! gave it 5 out of 5 stars and the story seems interesting enough, I’m sure I had to watch it.