“What if you had to tell someone the most important thing in the world, but you knew they’d never believe you?” (Doug Carlin)
In 2006, the now late Tony Scott directed a time-travel thriller “Déjà-vu”, starring Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer, presenting a story of A.T.F. agent Doug Carlin who starts to investigate the bombing of a ferry in New Orleans, but ends up embarking on a romantic time-travel mission to save the lives of many. Coming from a film director known for “True Romance” (1993) and “Enemy of the State” (1998), “Déjà-vu” plays all its cards right, and, despite perhaps failing to convince the audience of the plot’s technological advances, the movie still feels very “complete”, fun to watch and provides just the right amount of suspense to keep one intrigued until the very end. Continue reading ““Déjà-vu” Mini-Review”
After years of animations production, Robert Zemeckis returned with an action film called “Flight” in 2012, depicting an alcoholic pilot of a passenger plane whose crash sets a chain of events forcing the pilot to confront his addiction. After the crash, Captain Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) befriends another drug-addict, Nicole (Kelly Reilly), and with her and his loyal colleague Charlie (Bruce Greenwood)’s emotional support plunges into a post-crash legal battle of guilt-and-responsibility-shifting, while alternating between increased drinking and complete abstinence.
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“The biggest edge I live on is directing. That’s the most scary, dangerous thing you can do in your life” (Tony Scott, 1995).
With the most tragic death of a great director/producer, Tony Scott, I thought I would pay a tribute and briefly outline his early biography, as well as comment on some of his most memorable films.
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