Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Russel Gewirtz
Starring: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster
Description: Inside Man is the ultimate bank-robber movie of all time. It is a bank robbery with an “out of the ordinary” hostage situation. Detective Keith Frazier struggles to negotiate with the calm, intelligent and devious criminal mastermind Dalton Russel. When the bank’s president is worried about one of the safe deposit boxes, he brings in fixer Madeleine White. The three of them all have hidden agendas and there is more to them than meets the eye.
Rating: 8.5 / 10
Other notable cast: Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Favorite quote: “Respect is the ultimate currency.”
Recommended audience: 16+
Director: Neil Burger
Writer: Leslie Dixon
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard
Description: Struggling writer Eddie Mora suffers from a writer’s block as he hopelessly is unable to pay rent. He gets introduced to a new drug by an old friend, a drug that lets you access 100% of your brain. With perfect clarity, he unlocks all of his potential, as he knows exactly what to do, when to do it and how. Unaware of the side effects from the pill, his new path brings danger along with his new opportunities. An interesting concept, and definitely a movie worth watching.
Rating: 7.9 / 10
Other notable cast: Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Robert John Burke
Favorite quote: “I was blind, but now I see”
Recommended audience: 15+
Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri
Description: Oscar winning crime/drama/mystery about five criminals who met at a police lineup. The events and storyline told from the cripple Verbal Kint’s (Kevin Spacey) point of view. Top tier script and acting. This is one of those crime movies where you have to do your own investigation throughout the movie to see whether you’ve guessed it right.
Rating: 8.8 / 10
Other notable cast: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak, Benicio Del Toro, Pete Postlethwaite
Favorite quote: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.”
Recommended audience: 17+