From director Zack Synder, Army of the Dead is an upcoming zombie heist movie in which a group of mercenaries decides to steal a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. With the president planning to nuke the city of Las Vegas to end the zombie plague, they only a limited time to carry out the plan.
Releasing Date: 21 May 2021
Will Hawkins is a troubled teen who arrives in a church camp. It is there that he meets Avery. With lots of singing, dancing, romance, and more singing, their lives are changed forever. Staring Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Kat Conner Sterling, Jahbril Cook, Iain Tucker, and Sherri Shepherd, the new musical is directed by Roman White.
Releasing Date: 26 March 2021
After three decades of being a popular video game, Mortal Combat is getting a new live-action movie. Director by James Wan, the movie is an R-rated modern adaptation of the video game. The director is known for movies like The Conjuring, Saw, Furious 7, and the DC superhero movie Aquaman.
Releasing Date: April 16, 2021
Emma Stone is all set to tell the origin story of Cruella de Vil, the iconic villain from the 101 Dalmatians movie. The live-action feature film takes us to the early years of the infamous fashion designer. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the movie stars Emma Thompson, Paul Walter Hauser, Joel Fry, Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Jamie Demetriou.
Releasing Date: May 28, 2021
M. Night Shyamalan is known for his mind-twisting tales. This year, he is coming with such a new tale titled Old. The movie follows a family who is out on their tropical holiday. As they were relaxing on a secluded beach for few hours, they started to realize that they were aging so rapidly. With their whole life reducing to a single day, they must figure out a way to escape the chilling, mysterious effect.
Releasing Date: 21 July 2021
DC fans are finally getting what they have long wanted. After a long battle between the studio and fans, WB has finally decided to release the infamous Zack Synder version of DC’s live-action Justice League. The movie will be following the director’s Batman Vs. Superman, the new version will be completely based on the original vision and is said to about 4-hours-long.
Releasing Date: March 18
In order to fulfill the duties as a ‘shomer’, a young man must take care of the dead body over one night as a part of some ritualistic practice. Directed and penned by Keith Thomas, the American supernatural horror film marks his directorial debut and is rooted deep in Jewish culture and mysticism.
Releasing date: 26 February 2021
Allison and Carlos always have to say ‘no’ to their three kids. However, the couple decides to say ‘yes’ to their kids for one full day. With the kids having 24 hours to make the rules, all things are going more complicated than they expected. The family comedy stars Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramirez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner, Everly Carganilla, Fortune Feimster, Nat Faxon, Arturo Castro, and Molly Sims.
Releasing Date: March 12
Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the upcoming spy thriller titled The Courier. The movie is based on a true story and is set in 1960s London. Cumberbatch plays the role of a crusty British salesman named Greville Wynne who ends up getting a call from the government agencies to take part in their missions and spy on the Russian government to collect crucial information. The evidence he gathered will be pivotal in defusing the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Director: Dominic Cooke
Writer: Tom O’Connor
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan
Releasing Date: March 19, 2021
The legendary movie monsters Godzilla and King Kong are going head to head in the upcoming action blockbuster from WarnerMedia. Set to release both on HBO Max and in theatres on the same day, the movie will be co-produced by Legendary. The movie Godzilla vs. Kong will be the fourth entry into the studio’s MonsterVerse franchise. The shared universe was first set into motion with 2014’s Godzilla and was later followed by 2017’s Kong: Skull Island. Later in 2019, Godzilla got a second appearance in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The upcoming movie will have the two titans fighting it out in an epic battle for the ages.
Releasing Date: 25 March 2021
Honeydew is the upcoming horror-thriller that revolves around a young couple who are forced to ask to take shelter in the house of an aging farmer and her strange son. It doesn’t take long for things to go wrong and the couple starts to get weird cravings and hallucinations. The movie is directed by Devereux Milburn and has Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, and Barbara Kingsley. It is the feature debut of Sawyer Spielberg, who happens to be the son of the legendary director Steven Spielberg.
Director: Devereux Milburn
Writers: Dan Kennedy, Devereux Milburn
Stars: Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, Barbara Kingsley
Releasing Date: 12 March 2021
Raya and the Last Dragon is the upcoming fantasy movie from Disney that follows the adventures of the lone warrior Raya. She is on a quest to find the legendary last dragon, in order to fight the great evil that is lurking in her world. Together with the dragon, the warrior is expected to the harmony in the fractured land and its divided people. Unfortunately, her epic journey is not going to be an easy one. The movie will be released in theatres and on Disney+ simultaneously.
Releasing Date: 5 March 2021
Boss Level is the new action-thriller with Frank Grillo playing the lead character named Roy and Mel Gibson as the mysterious villain. Directed by Joe Carnahan, the movie follows Roy Pulver, a former special forces agent who is trapped in a time loop where he is constantly forced to relive the day of his murder. Packed with bullets, beheading, and even sword fights, this movie is nothing but, action and brutal violence.
Director: Joe Carnahan
Writers: Chris Borey, Eddie Borey
Stars: Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts
Releasing Date: 5 March 2021
Nicholas Cage’s new movie Willy’s Wonderland has him playing the role of a drifter who ends up in the remote town of Hayesville, Nevada. Things take a turn to the worse when he decided to work as a janitor for ‘Willy’s Wonderland’, a local family fun center. He soon realizes that the animatronics of the place has come to life and is out to kill him.
Director: Kevin Lewis
Writer: G.O. Parsons
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Emily Tosta, Beth Grant
Releasing Date: 12 February 2021
Russo Brothers and MCU’s Spider-Man actor Tom Holland are teaming up for another movie for Apple TV+ streaming service. The movie follows a disenfranchised young man who is on a quest for life. He meets the love of his life. However, certain bad decisions and life-changing circumstances have drove him to the edge of gaming their relationship and losing her forever. The bold, gritty, unflinching coming-of-age movie is a different style altogether from the visionary directors Anthony and Joe Russo.
Releasing Date: 26 February 2021
Fantasy is a genre that takes our minds into the realms of creativity and imagination. It transports everyone into worlds that are alien, beautiful, and mesmerizing. Here are some of the best fantasy films to watch:
This film is a beautiful mix of fantasy and deep philosophical thought. The story follows a sour, cynical weatherman doomed to repeat the same day over and over again after getting into a time loop. This is a lovely film that extends beyond fantasy and tries to bring many elements into the narrative. Watch this film for an unforgettable experience.
Hayao Miyazaki’s family fantasy is one of the most charming films ever made. It’s the story of two sisters who move with their dad to be close to their sick mother, and there they meet a snuggly monster with a goofy grin and a twelve-legged cat bus. The world-building in the film is amazing, and it is a very intense, moving film.
This is the story of a plane crash after which the protagonist finds himself at the pearly gates of a mysterious place. There are two locations in the film, earth, and heaven. In the latter, a celestial court must decide if the pilot will be spared or not, and the film then moves into an inquiry of the best and worst in how we live our lives.
This is a quest story where a Gelfling, must fulfill a prophecy and defeat the aging, decaying race of Skeksis in favor of the gentler, wiser Mystics. The film’s character design is remarkable and it shows immense conviction in the power of imagination. The world and the characters in the film are built on very solid grounds. It is a mesmerizing experience and is a must-watch.
Nearly 70 years after its release, the magic of the story of Beauty and the Beast still casts a spell. An adaptation of a fairy tale, the film has many magical elements like disembodied arms appearing through the walls of the Beast’s castle to hoist the candelabras lighting Belle’s path. It is a delightful watch with amazing effects and truly mysterious, yet captivating sequences.
A benchmark of animation films as a whole, this magical adventure film turns the wanderings of a lonely ten-year-old girl into an experience, complete with ancient folklore and modern storytelling techniques. Magical, groundbreaking, and undeniable, this film is still the highest-grossing movie in Japanese history.
The greatest ghost story ever told on screen; this is a tale of two greedy peasants who try to profit from the civil war raging through their country. Soon, one of the men becomes enchanted with a mysterious noblewoman, taking leave of both his senses and his family in one swoop. The film’s fantasy world is eerie, mysterious, and very intriguing. It is a well-crafted film and quite a milestone in the fantasy genre.
This is yet another amazing fantasy film that is all heart. It follows a pair of grieving elf brothers who turn to magic to reanimate their father they never really knew, for 24 hours. But the spell is broken halfway through, leaving them with half a dad. With only the legs operational and the missing top half flopping around under layers of clothes, the three bluff their way through a quest to find a magical gem and finish the job.
King Kong is a character that does not need much introduction. The film is a beautiful and haunting one that explores the fantasy genre in all its glory. It is one of those films that offer a lot of thought while entertaining and making you go wow. The film is a favorite among adults and kids alike, making it an all-time hit.
This adaptation of JRR Tolkein’s genre-defining trilogy is fantasy’s most inimitable benchmark. The film and its sequels continue to thrill moviegoers for generations to come. It gets you invested with its brilliant world that is full of magic, thrill, and depth. The franchise is unlike any other, making it an evergreen fantasy favorite.
Comics are a great form of entertainment and insight. It is perhaps a huge part of many of our childhoods. Here are some great films that are originally comic book adaptations:
Le bleu est une couleur chaude is a graphic novel written and illustrated by Julie Maroh and first published in 2010. The English language version, Blue Is The Warmest Colour was later published in 2013. The graphic novel received widely positive reviews and was adapted into a film in the same year it was published in English. This is the story of two women who try to find love, freedom, art, and escape. It is critically acclaimed and quite an audience favorite.
Hellboy is a character from a famous graphic novel. Though it only loosely followed its source material and virtually created its own lore, this film is widely regarded as the best adaptation of this character and story. It is a film that shows how an adaptation can deviate from the original storyline, yet retain the character and make it very believable.
In August of 2004, Canadian author and illustrator, Bryan Lee O’Malley created the first volume of this comic series. This is considered one of the most accurate, iconic examples of a classic comic series brought to life. With its popping, vibrant imagery and amazing casting, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is fondly remembered and well-loved to this day by critics and film buffs all over.
Oldboy is a Japanese manga series that ran from 1996 to 1998, spanning eight volumes and seventy-nine collective chapters. In 2003, director Park Chan adapted the series into a critically acclaimed, award-winning film by the same name. This film adaptation is often considered to be one of the best. It’s still talked about to this day, and it still garners much more recognition than the more recent 2013 adaptation.
Adapted from a graphic novel of the same title published in 1997, written by John Wagner and illustrated by Vince Locke. The standalone graphic novel did not garner much attention until its film adaptation hit theatres nearly ten years later. The film has a very unique tone and visuals which are very striking. This is a film well worth watching.
The first Persepolis graphic novel was published in 2000 and depicted the life of author and illustrator, Marjane Satrapi, and her experience growing up during the Islamic Revolution. With a strong social commentary, both the novels and the film version of Persepolis remains relevant to this day. The story is timeless and was beautifully brought to life in a memorably animated film.
The comic was originally published in French and titled, Le Transperceneige. The film adaptation of this French graphic novel is critically and commercially acclaimed. It attracted attention to its source material, with the English version being published shortly after the film’s worldwide debut. The film is stunning in its writing and the way it creates moments is absolutely memorable.
In 1994, while the comic book series was still in its prime, a film adaptation the story hit theatres. This film stars Jim Carrey as the lead character, Stanley Ipkiss, the dorky bank clerk whose life is changed forever when he encounters the titular supernatural mask. It is much loved character most of us are probably used to watching on cartoons while growing up. The film stays true to the book and is an amazing watch.
Bringing Ghost World to life on the big screen was achieved on a small budget, but was nonetheless a success, and was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film had its worldwide premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was not a commercial success, but today, it has earned a cult following and holds a respectable reputation among film lovers and critics.
This film is based on a comic book by illustrator, Ben Templesmith, where he presents a haunting and gruesome take on vampires. Adapted skilfully, this film was a success, calling attention to both the source material and the vampire genre in general. It is scary, brilliant, and at the same time ripe with layers of psychological horror. It is considered one of the best adaptations in the genre.
Parenting is one of the toughest jobs on Earth! The journey is filled with ups, downs, and everything in between. Here are a few amazing films on parenting that are extremely relatable and fun:
Based on the international best-seller of the same title, this film follows the lives of five couples, all of whom are expecting. This is a wonderful take on the questions, doubts, and struggles of pregnancy. It also touches on adoption and explores the viewpoints of dads-to-be. Through humor and relatable sequences, the film brings out the experience of these characters preparing to become parents. It is lovely to watch whether or not you are a parent!
This is a fun story of a one-night stand that forces two people to give their relationship a try. We are shown how these two absolutely clueless people hilariously tackle pregnancy and would-be-parenthood. Through these struggles and some very relevant side characters, the film brings out how people trying to remain, great parents, while keeping their individual identities.
This is a film that focuses on a man who tries to deal with a would-be father’s experience. The film does a wonderful job of showing what the pressure of wanting to be the best parent and partner can do to a person. The story is honest about the roadblocks in parenthood. The good and the bad showcase what parenthood usually follows with no filters.
This is yet another hilarious story of accidental parenthood. It is about three men, bachelors, whose lives are changed when a baby suddenly appears at their doorstep. We learn quickly that in some cases, the best fathers are the ones who don’t see it coming. Not only is this film hilarious, but it is also touching and moving. It brings to life the many different dynamics of what it’s like to raise a child, the struggle, the breakdowns, and the longing for something you never knew you wanted or needed.
This is a film about two working professionals who are brought together to raise an orphaned child after their mutual friends are killed in an accident. Despite the fact that they hate each other, they learn to not only navigate parenthood but also their new lives. This movie does an unbelievable job of showing you that sometimes the best things in life are not expected. It is a fun-filled, genuine film that touches your heart while also making you laugh out loud.
This is an unconventional story that shows that a man could stay home and take care of the kids, and do it just as well as any mother could do. Not only is it hilarious, but it also definitely showcases parenthood from a different perspective. It explores the gender switch with respect to caregiving, which had not been done before the release of this film. Watch this film if you have not, it is so worth it.
This is a story about a blended family that comes together and makes one, brand-new family. In this film, two widowers meet. The lady has 10 kids and the man has 8. The story is about how they try to merge their individual families and exist as one. The ride is full of hilarious moments and some moving drama. It is a film that will surely make you laugh and cry and be grateful for your own family.
This is a film that shows that parenthood is about those tiny sacrifices we make, which can take us on a journey, together as a family, and change our lives. It gives a wonderful glimpse into families and how at their core, no matter how dysfunctional they are, love and support always prevail. The film is hilarious, unpredictable and heart-warming with some amazing performances to remember forever.
This is the story of a young, aspiring author. She is focused and steady but all that changes when at 15, she becomes pregnant. The story follows her journey from a fifteen-year-old expectant mother to an adult woman. This movie will move you with the realism, the heartbreak, and the true power of parenthood. Be sure to have some tissues ready for this one, waterworks may flow!
This is almost a sequel to Knocked Up. It follows Pete and Debbie as they navigate their lives as parents, professionals, and lovers, all while handling an early mid-life crisis. This film is witty and so very true to parenthood. It explains mid-life crisis and how parenting as a huge responsibility can add to the stress of getting it all right. It is relatable and you cannot help falling in love with these genuinely written characters.
Most classic love stories begin with the couple hating each other. It is a kind of love that seems fated, and meant to be despite the initial turbulences. Here are some compelling enemies-to-lovers movies for you to watch:
In this engaging 1998 romantic comedy, the protagonists despise each other. They’re rival booksellers and they want nothing to do with one another. However, they’re unaware that while they’re feuding in real life, they’re falling for each other online through emails and instant message chats. Luckily, they discover the truth about their equation and reconcile, making the film absolutely lovely.
This is a series about two people who seem to be polar opposites. To her, he’s nerdy, lame, and she hardly ever considers him as a friend. But when they finally kiss and start dating during the show’s fifth season, it is rewarding. This is a show that is absolutely amazing in the way it explores the complexities of a man-woman relationship. They are a very endearing enemies-to-lovers kind of couple you will love.
The instant Han Solo meets Princess Leia in Star Wars: A New Hope, they have animosity towards each other. Princess Leia is responsible and selfless, whereas Han Solo is selfish. She is not impressed with him, even calling him a “stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking” man. So, when they ultimately kiss and admit that they love each other, it’s surprising but also endearing. Their love endured through many trials, and they are one of the most memorable enemies-to-friends couples there is.
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
When Buffy Summers first meets Spike on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she wants to slay him. After all, she’s supposed to because he’s a vampire. At the same time, he’s ready to kill her. Eventually, the two grow to respect one another and ultimately love each other. The relationship did have toxic elements, but still, the chemistry of this couple is quite undeniable.
They argue about whether men and women can be friends without any benefits. They bicker and they’re nowhere close to being romantic. Ten years later, they meet again at a bookstore. Despite their arguments, and they’re eventually attracted to each other. They may be great as individuals, without each other. But they are certainly better together and the film underlines that so beautifully, with subtle writing and great performances.
He’s a vampire-werewolf hybrid and she’s a human-turned-vampire, and they hate each other from the beginning. However, after he saves her life, they form a bond that eventually leads to a relationship. This is a romance that explores the themes of uncertainty and the security of finding love in a person you never expected to. It is beautiful and complex at the same time.
A modernized version of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, this is a film about a woman who wants nothing to do with the man, but he must continue to pursue her due to a bet with his friends. Over a period of time, she slowly begins to let her guard down and realizes he is the right kind of person for her. This is a romantic comedy that showcases one of the most loved enemies-to-lovers couples of all time.
In this twisted tale of love and hate, the woman doesn’t trust the man, and his sarcastic humor doesn’t help. They’re enemies who would rather kill each other before going on any more adventures together. However, when he selflessly considers her feelings before his own, she starts to see his true character. When they finally kiss and fall in love, it’s one of the most unforgettable moments for the audience!
Jane Austen’s iconic novel, Pride and Prejudice, has had many adaptations. This film has beautifully brought out the clash between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. They have too much “pride and prejudice” to see past their differences but also have undeniable chemistry. Both are too stubborn to recognize it. It takes Mr. Darcy a long time to realize that his feelings have changed and that Elizabeth is too special to lose. Then on, the story flows into a romantic note, which is hard to not gush over.
This is a show where the protagonists are the definition of “haters-turned-lovers.” When they first meet, Sam is crude and a ladies’ man. Diane is a wealthy snob. They instantly hate each other, but they must work together at the Boston bar. Over time, they see the better side to one another and slowly but steadily fall for each other. Their relationship is flirtatious and absolutely enviable. It is a treat to watch their story unfold and you must not miss it!
Good stories always move the audience. They are real and appeal to the heart, sometimes by breaking it. Here are some deep, beautiful, but heart-breaking films to watch:
Robin Williams stars as the teacher figure you always wanted. It focuses on a group of young men trying to find their way in this scary unknown world, with overbearing parents who just won’t quit meddling. The teacher shows them the life-altering power of literature and those moments of self-realization are so deeply showcased that you cannot help but cry. It is the good kind of heartbreak, but heartbreak nevertheless.
This is a film that tracks the life of possibly one of the cutest and most energetic dogs on the planet. It is a comedy, but it also has moments that are so overwhelming that it will bring you down to your knees. The film has amazing world-building and a rich screenplay that will make you want to grab your tissues and cry, while also watching the rest because it is that beautiful.
This is a story about love that is complicated. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s relationship takes the cake when it comes to sad romances. The film is rich in its critique of a period in time and it has operatic settings. Within that, this plotline makes the film a very deep and layered watch. It is a kind of sadness that you will want to get more of, knowing that it will haunt you for days.
This film focuses on two childhood friends turned love-struck couple. They struggle to move forward with their life together when one of them is arrested and put in jail for a crime they didn’t commit. The grief, helplessness, and fateful misery are so disturbing that you will want to scream at the screen. It is a film that moves you and gives you a cathartic sense of pleasure.
This is a cult classic film with a stature of its own. The film is the story of a Gladiator on a mission to avenge the death of his son and wife, who were murdered by a jealous Greek emperor. It is frustrating to see him drag himself through adversities and the heartbreak is unlike anything else. The film is an absolute gem, with its action and emotional depth. By the end of it, it is impossible to not get emotional about the character’s predicaments.
Based on the much-acclaimed novel of the same title by Alice Walker, the film chronicles the Black experience through a girl. It is heartbreaking because it etches out the injustice faced by people of color. It also makes you guilty, helpless and questions your own political allegiance. This is a heartbreak that is relevant because this is an issue that should break hearts, for change to happen.
This is yet another heart-breaking film based on a high school romance novel of the same name. In a twist of events, a high school girl doesn’t want the popular guy to fall in love with her because she’s secretly dying. But he falls deeply in love with her and then, you are in for a romance that will shatter your heart into a million pieces. This is a film that is known for its emotional intensity, and you must be ready to weep before you start watching it. But don’t worry, it is the kind of weeping that will also make you feel good.
This is the story of two musicians who come together to create one of the best songs of all time and fall in love. But it is difficult to sustain a love story when one of the lovers is a compelling alcoholic who desperately needs to be saved. It is a film that becomes heartbreaking the moment you think the saddest bits are over.
This is a devastating film about a Holocaust survivor Sophie, who was forced to choose which of her children to send to their death. The film is dark, deep, and incredibly disturbing. The lingering sadness of the character is so heavy that it just does not let you forget how tragic and miserable she feels deep within. It is a film that will make you cry, and introspect and also move you to no end.
Mufasa’s death scene will make you cry, no matter what. There is no debate about the imaginative depth and emotional gravity of this absolutely amazing animation film. It has influenced people for generations and you cannot watch it without crying and feeling heavy in all the cells of your heart. The film needs no introduction, so watch it, even if you already have.
Movies based on heists are thrilling and extremely edgy to watch. They make for good content on days when you want to be absorbed into a cinematic world. Here are some amazing heist movies to watch:
This is an interesting heist movie in which a mobster tracks down a former employee to force him out of retirement. The film operates on the foundations of all the classic elements of a heist plot. It has action, sophistication, wit and thematic brilliance. It is sharp in its narrative construction and the actors have complemented the story with amazing performances.
This is a heist crime thriller considered as the classic of the genre. Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are a formidable pair in this story of a detective trying to catch a seasoned criminal pulling his very last heist. The narrative then spins around and exploits every hidden corner of the city in a relentless game of cat and mouse. It is one of those really well-made, tight films which does not fail to charm even if you have watched it earlier.
This is a dark crime comedy about two men trying to steal their way out of America. The story follows the Logan brothers, who plan an elaborate scheme to rob a racing circuit in North Carolina, and the tangled web they get caught in through trying to evade the FBI. It is yet another good example of a heist movie done right.
This is a mysterious, much-loved heist thriller that pulls you into a confusing maze. In the wake of a deadly siege on a burned-out ship that leaves 27 dead, just two figures are left to piece together what happened. Both being criminals, the problem is how much you can believe what they tell you. The film is considered a cult classic and it is a must-watch owing to its brilliant storytelling.
In this exciting, edgy film, a former getaway driver is blackmailed to take part in a job, or else his girlfriend will be hurt. But things go very wrong when their arms dealers turn out to be undercover officers. The story is a high-octane chase that barely lets up. It also has a very strong soundtrack behind all the screeching brakes.
In this celebrated thriller by ace director Tarantino, two anonymous criminals known only by pseudonyms attempt a huge diamond steal together, only to have the police show up and sow suspicion about who ratted them out. This is a cult heist film that is threaded with paranoia and rising tension. The story is maniacal with its ups, downs, and twists.
This is Christopher Nolan’s crime story which changed the game for the heist genre. The film follows Cobb, a criminal who steals information by entering his victim’s dreams in a realm in which five hours of real-time accounts for fifty years in the dream world. Presented with an offer he cannot refuse; Cobb must perform inception on his competitor’s ill child in order to have his criminal past wiped clean. The film is a benchmark in the heist film-making department and an absolute must-watch.
This is the story of a man who executes the perfect heist along with his girlfriend and accomplice. All he needs to do is jump on a plane and get out of New York. It’s the getaway where things get sticky complicated. The film is racy and intriguing with its classic thriller elements on point. This is yet another interesting film that takes a different route on the heist genre.
This is the story of a closed-off, emotionally cold jewel thief and former convict who is torn between his businesses and his yearning for normal family life. The film combines the satisfaction of a good heist plot and also adds a very emotional layer to it with the inner conflicts of the characters. It is a wholesome heist film that is moving and engaging.
A gem from the inimitable Stanley Kubrick, this is a tightly wound and hard-boiled noir thriller built around an experienced criminal swinging at one last job to set himself up for life. There’s $2 million waiting to be swiped at a racetrack, and he pieces together an unlikely crew to do it. The film explores how he goes about it and what lies ahead on this risky road which he hopes will eventually get him out of the life of crime and deceit.