ellinor (ellinor) wrote,

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Two screenings: old and new

Recently I've had two out-of-the-ordinary opportunities to see films. One was a 20th Anniversary screening of a restored print of Die Hard, with a panel discussion beforehand by four of the below-the-line wizards who made the film so excellent, moderated by Eric Lichtenfeld (whose blog, reaction shot, is unfortunately on hiatus).

The other was a pre-release screening put on by the PGA, of the upcoming film Traitor, with the excellent Don Cheadle (and a bunch of other good performances, including one from the excellent Saïd Taghmaoui, and impressive cinematography, but I don't want it to seem like I'm cheating on the 25-words).

Die Hard in 25 words or less:
But every time I see this movie, there's something new -- some craft, some cleverness, some emotion -- that elevates it and makes it worth another view. A.

Traitor in 25 words or less:
Proving that suspense doesn't require major twists . . . you may know what will happen, or think you do, but you never know how. Well worth seeing. B+.
Tags: 25-word, films, movies
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