April 9th, 2006

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I went to see Lucky Number Slevin yesterday with faintheart and grouchychris, and we all liked it. It is a tidy little mistaken identity movie with a strong cast and a deft touch of the sort I've found missing in a lot of this type of film since The Usual Suspects. You may notice I don't link to any reviews - that's both to avoid spoilers and because I've not seen a review yet where the writer doesn't say something like "it's a great film except for X, which doesn't make sense", revealing their personal ignorance of X (whatever it may be) rather than any actual flaw in the film. grouchychris opined the ending was over-explained, and I can't really argue, but YMMV as always. Names: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Sir Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu, Stanley Tucci... and Josh Hartnett, with whom I was unfamiliar before this, but with whom I was reasonably impressed.

I have to confess the most arresting moment, however, was when the credits revealed the music to have been composed by J. Ralph. That would be Joshua Ralph, in this case, but considering I have been using J. Ralph on manuscript submissions as my pen name, it was a bit unnerving. Heh.