Monday, 22 April 2013

Movie Monday: The Usual Suspects

I'm a bit in love with film. One of my favourite questions to ask people is, 'If you had to choose between music & film what would you keep?' I would keep film. Not that I would want to ever live without either, but I get excited & crazy passionate over film in a way that I can't get about anything else. So I am going to start writing about some of my favourite movies in the hope that some of you will connect when I post about a movie that's one of your favourites too, or maybe fall in love with a movie that you've never seen before <3

I'll start with my ULTIMATE favourite of ALL TIME: The Usual Suspects. It's hard to talk about the plot of this movie without giving too much away (just in case for some reason you don't know how it ends, I do not want to ruin it for you!) so I will only say that it's about a group of criminals who are brought together in a lineup which leads to them attempting to get together to pull off a really big job, and the consequences of what happens to them. Agh it's so amazing I'm getting goosebumps just typing that sentence!

It is directed by Bryan Singer (another good movie by him is Apt Pupil & he's also made a bunch of the X-Men movies) & stars Kevin Spacey & Gabriel Byrne, with Benicio del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite, & Dan Hedaya (Cher Horowitz's dad hello). It features one of the best plot twists in the history of mankind, Kevin Spacey is basically amazing in it as Verbal Kint (he won an Oscar for this role), and the musical score is really good too.

If you've got Netflix, it's available to stream on there, but if not, and you've not seen this movie, then beg, borrow or steal a copy asap. Well, maybe not steal.