It's Thursday, and so that means that it's time for another edition of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks! So this week was fun, and there was so much (like, an overwhelming bounty) that I decided to do a sub-category or sub-theme so that it was easier to condense and present.
Here's the theme:
Like, so many movies to chose from. So, I decided to make this a little easier on myself and went with movies about twins. More than that, I decided to go with movies where a particular actor played both of those 'siblings'. So, without further ado, I present to you my picks this week!
This movie is so fucked up. It's also one of my favorite Cronenberg films, and Jeremy Irons gives a towering performance as conflicted twins who are about as much obsessed with their work as they are with each other. It's equal parts horrifying and oddly sexy, this movie is pretty much everything.
I don't think I say enough how much I hate Nicolas Cage. Like, I hate him. I hate him so much...except when I don't, and I don't hate him here at all. He just NAILS this performance. His ham is perfectly seasoned and used to perfection as these battling twins. It doesn't hurt that the movie is comedic genius.
The big reveal at the end of The Prestige is such so mind-blowingly satisfactory because 1) we never saw it coming and 2) it's completely plausible. We spend the whole movie expecting this reveal to be...magic...and it's not and that makes it all the more incredible! Once you know the truth, rewatches are so rich because Christian Bale's performance becomes all the more inspired. You can see those touches...those slight shifts...it's brilliant!