Monday, September 1, 2008

The Silence of the Lambs

Dir: Jonathan Demme, 1991 (9.8*)

Best Picture (AA)
AFI Top 100
One of the great all-time crime films, truly horrific stuff, from the Thomas Harris novel. Jody Foster is a fledgeling FBI agent under the tutelage of veteran Scott Glenn, investigating a series of murders of women whose skin is partially cut away. They seek the help of mass murderer (now in a prison asylum) Hannibal the Cannibal, brilliantly and deviously portrayed by Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins, in his best, most ravenous part. All these characters click together, as does Ted Levine covorting by himself as the killer, in a chillingly psychotic portrayal. Terrific pacing, editing, tightly crafted; unforgettable stuff, not for the squeamish. Unfortunately, the sequels, Red Dragon and Hannibal, never captured the mood or the feel of the original. It won the big five Oscars: Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay. 5 Oscars


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These are the individual film reviews of what I'm considering the best 1000 dvds available, whether they are films, miniseries, or live concerts. Rather than rush out all 1000 at once, I'm doing them over time to allow inclusion of new releases - in fact, 2008 has the most of any year so far, 30 titles in all; that was a very good year for films, one of the best ever.

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