Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Tom Tykwer directed this film, based on German novel Das Parfum. It is a story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a man with extraordinary olfactory sense but no smell of his own, who then sets out to murder virgins in search of the ‘perfect scent’. It stars an entirely unrecognizable Ben Wishaw in addition to Dustin Hoffman and Alan Rickman.
Lucky Number Slevin
Boasting of a spectacular cast including Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley and Lucy Liu, Lucky Number Selvin’s story revolves around a case of mistaken identity which lands Slevin amidst a war between the city’s two crime bosses.
Into The Wild
Sean Penn’s directorial venture is extraordinary to say the least. Emile Hirsch stars as Christopher McCandless, a top university student who abandons his possessions to live out in the Alaskan wilderness.
A joint directorial venture by Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Allison Anders, and Alexandre Rockwell, Four Rooms was critically panned but has since garnered a cult following.
Spike Lee’s 25th Hour stars Edward Norton as Montgomery Brogan, a convicted New York drug dealer who reevaluates his life in the last 24 hours before going to jail for seven years. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Anna Paquin, and Brian Cox among others.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Shane Black of Lethal Weapon and Iron Man 3 fame, directed this murder mystery starring Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, and Michelle Monaghan. It is based on a novel Bodies Are Where You Find Them by Brett Halliday.
A more ambitious film by one of the leading filmmakers, Darren Aronofsky, The Fountain stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in three parallel stories in different timelines. Featuring stunning cinematography by Matthew Libatique, the film polarized the audiences and the critics alike. Watch this and judge for yourself.