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2005-02-19 19:59:16.370245+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Watched Heaven[Wiki] last night, the one made in 2002, directed by Tom Tykwer[Wiki](of Run Lola Run[Wiki] fame), and written as part of a planned trilogy by Krzysztof Kieslowski[Wiki] and Krzysztof Piesiewicz[Wiki]. Charlene had seen it with Jeanne in the theater, it kept coming up in conversation, and with L'Enfer[Wiki](aka "Hell"), the second in the trilogy coming out soon, I wanted to see it so we could all go see it in the theater.

I have trouble recommending it. The directing was tight. In the inciting incident we have a setup in which we know something's going to happen in 5 minutes, and as the seconds count down the turns and twists are great. The attention to detail, and the visual details which heighten the suspense are wonderful.

But, without giving away spoilers, the ending was a cop-out that can only be justified in that Eastern European metaphorical sense, and until I've seen the rest of the trilogy and know if they tie some of the details of the story that weren't resolved in this movie together I feel like it's a beautiful piece of craft, but falls well short on the art scale.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-20 04:11:30.424705+00 by: meuon

Nancy and I saw 'Hitch' last night, we were prepared for the worst, even spotted alternative movies.. It was hilarious. I normally do not like Will Smith, but he was good and the cast around him great. We laughed, we rooted for the pudgy accountant.. we groaned.. Great 'date' movie.

Disclaimer: I am not a movie critic nor do I play one on TV.