The International

Dan Movie Reviews

Given the state of the bank industry, it’s not surprising that there would be a new thriller that pits the good guys against the evil banks.  Or rather, one very very bad bank.   Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) has teamed up with Manhattan Assistant DA Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) to try to take down the International Bank of Business and Credit (IBBC) – which they believe to be involved with illegal arms trading, money laundering, and even political …

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Dan Movie Reviews

Today I went with Zach to an industry screening of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, the latest film from Run, Lola, Run director Tom Tykwer. Based on the novel Perfume by German author Patrick Süskind, the film, a thriller that takes place in 18th-century France, is about Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw), a curious man who lacks a personal odour, but has been endowed with an incomparable sense of smell. One evening, he comes across a beautiful woman selling plums, …