Saturday, November 22, 2008

High Strung

My mom says I'm high strung.

This is probably true.

That being said, oh my gosh: if you want to watch a completely disturbing movie featuring two of my favorite actresses, but will almost break your brain, watch "Notes on a Scandal." It's actually one of the best post-mortems of sin that I've ever seen, and the villain, when all is said and done, rather resembles the villain in Agatha Christie's "Curtain." Featuring the astoundingly good actress Dame Judi Dench, and the versatile Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal" should be required viewing for anyone who doesn't take evil seriously. That being said, this is not a film that should be watched with children in the house, or even late at night, because it will mess with your head, kind of like "Silence of the Lambs."

Another intense, gruesome, but mesmerizing thing that caught my attention lately? "Prime Suspect," with yet another brilliant British actress, Helen Mirren. This was a tv show that began in the early 90's - crime drama. So far, I'm enjoying it. Mirren's character faces similar challenges to that of "The Closer", Brenda Leigh Johnson, though without some of the peripheral humor.

I must've been in a dark mood when I lined up this portion of my Blockbuster Online queue.


Unknown said...

Dear Couch, I love your blog. Thanks for the tips on the good movies. And I am glad, somewhat, that I am currently not in the US because I might buy the banana phone. Keep up the good writing.

Liz Harrell said...

I havent seen Notes on a Scandal yet... but it sounds like a good Halloweent-time movie.