|ethan_thomas (ethan_thomas) wrote in thaneros,|
@ 2008-03-25 14:50:00
|Entry tags:||reviews: films, reviews: films: perfume, reviews: films: zombie honeymoon|
[REVIEW] Zombie Honeymoon / Perfume
Zombie Honeymoon 
Director: David Gebroe
Producer: David Gebroe
Studios: Hooligan Pictures, Sky Whispers Production LLC, Glass Eye Pix
Rating: 5/5 Brilliant!
In the good old days, it took a whole 24 hours for your husband to become a zombie. Recent films milk quick transformations for extra drama and hurk factor. Zombie Honeymoon goes in the opposite direction, dragging out Danny's change over one brutal week. Add to that the devotion of his new wife, Denise, and you can forget about Shaun of the Dead.
A low budget hampers most of its special effects, but that hardly matters. This isn't your typical horror movie in the conventional sense. This is a zombie romance.
Zombie Honeymoon is the best B grade movie in a long time. It deserves every one of its five stars.
Perfume: Story of A Murderer 
Director: Tom Tykwer
Producer: Bernd Eichinger
Studio: Constantin Film Produktion
Rating: 5/5 - Brilliant!
Ben Whishaw stars as Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an orphan peasant with the world's greatest sense of smell. After a brutal childhood, he is sold to a tannery.
During a trip to the local market place, Grenouille develops a strange obsession. When a failed romantic encounter leads to the strangulation of a young woman, he dedicates his life to the arts of perfuming and distilling in the hopes of recapturing her scent. His quest for the final, perfect ingredient plucks more than the flowers of Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. It plucks girls from streets and parlors alike.
Perfume combines gritty realism with magical sequences into a fascinating narrative. The director sets the mood so vividly that the scents portrayed seem real. This movie is truly a feast for all your senses.