To balance out the "Shitty Directors" post,
I thought I'd post a good movie recommendation:
OLD BOY by Korean director Chan-wook.
Without giving too much away, its about this businessman who gets imprisoned, drugged and tortued for years, never knowing why or by whome (think Cube, but minuse the goddamn-that's-fucked-up atmo).
He's then released and tries to put the pieces together of who and why of his imprisonment in the Twilight Zone. Chan-wook Park, the director, is aparently a Hitchcock follower and former philosophy student - and it shows. Its a great psychological drama thriller.
We watched it this past weekend and both loved it!!
Its great storytelling and filmmaking. The cinematography is wonderful, too!
So, go rent it now!!
And be sure to watch in Korean with English subtitles.
** Friends don't let friends watch DUBBED foreign movies. **
*Thanks, Hunter, for the recommendation!!