Sunday, July 19, 2009


Although Hollywood has monopolized cinemas, producing variety of big-budget yet aimless and blue movies, you can still have an optimist attitude toward the future of cinema, having shown independent and, of course, low-budget films such as “11:14” on screen.

Awarded as a notable student from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, twenty seven-year-old American writer and director, Greg Marcks, was preparing to make his first long movie and obviously, in no way did he want to have people detecting any sign of weakness in his directorial debut. What he could never imagine was having accomplished Oscar-winner actress “Hilary Swank” signed on to produce and star in the picture who was enough to make other brilliant actors, such as Patrick Swayze, Ben Foster, and Rachael Leigh Cook, signed for their roles.

Enlightening the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents which all converge at 11:14p.m, the movie serves as an excellent and clear illustration of facing the conclusion of our actions which we call fate, the most controversial issue in cinema these years.

Following the chain of events of five different characters in five different storylines, the story conveys the idea of fate when a presumed innocent man at the opening shot proves to be the main culprit at the end of movie and all the characters being exacted retribution by their destiny, which understandably has been shaped by themselves, having committed culpable actions.

What first tempts you to try the Canadian movie, 11:14, is the eye-catching title which only consists of four digits unlike all the regular movie titles, chosen by most of film producers. Introducing the casts, Greg Marcks, imparts the whole idea, metaphorically, by simply showing bunch of names being driven, like cars, in streets and getting back to the starting point at the end.

An intriguing sequence of events makes you lose the ability of stirring in your seat from the very first moment of movie and multiple interpretations of the story make it highly dissimilar from the movies that you have normally been given the opportunity of watching and something that you can not afford to miss!

1 comment:

  1. very good indeed. I would like to see more complex sentences in your future posts y.hatami