Sunday, 29 June 2008

Film Reviews - Mystery

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Mystery films as defined by Wikipedia: Mystery film is a sub-genre of the more general category of crime film. It focuses on the efforts of the detective, private investigator or amateur sleuth to solve the mysterious circumstances of a crime by means of clues, investigation, and clever deduction. The successful mystery film adheres to one of two story types, known as Open and Closed. The Closed (or whodunit) mystery conceals the identity of the perpetrator until late in the story, adding an element of suspense during the apprehension of the suspect, as the audience is never quite sure who it is. The Open mystery, in contrast, reveals the identity of the perpetrator at the top of the story, showcasing the "perfect crime" which the audience then watches the protagonist unravel, usually at the very end of the story, akin to the unveiling scenes in the Closed style.

Love mystery films? You are in luck as they feel on the rise. If you want to hear more check out Episode 13 of the Movie Moxie Podcast where I take on Mystery Films as a Genre.

And Soon the Darkness (2010)
Beautiful (2009)
Beautiful Kate
Black Death
Contraband
Cosmopolis
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame / Di Renjie
Disappearance of Alice Creed, The
Don McKay
Don't Look Back / Ne te retourne pas
Dr. No
Entitled, The
Espion(s) / Spy(ies)
Espions, Les
From Russia with Love
Ghajini
Ghost Writer, The
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The / Män som hatar kvinnor
Girl Who Played with Fire, The / Flickan som lekte med elden
Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, The / Luftslottet som sprängdes
Goldfinger
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Haywire
Hot Fuzz
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The
Incendies
In the Heat of the Night
Lone Star
Losers, The
Maltese Falcon, The
Murder on the Orient Express
Night Listener, The
Raven, The / Le Corbeau
Rubber
Salt
Scream
Scream 2
Scream 3
Scream 4
She-Wolf of London
Trespass
Viral Factor, The
Wicker Man, The

TV on DVD
Haven: The Complete First Season

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