When I was in high school, KG and I went to see Shallow Grave. It's this Scottish movie about a dead roommate and the twist at the end had me reeling for years. I remember sitting dumbfounded in my seat in the theater, shocked at the turn of events.
I felt the same way when I saw the Usual Suspects for the first 10 times. The twist, it's just so good. Keyser Soze is...holy shit. Oh my God. I can't believe it.
Folks, it's just happened again. I just spent that last 2 hours hiding from the world in a movie theater. I needed to turn off my phone, turn off my life, turn off the lights for an evening. Some people get massages, some people get drunk. I have to settle for subtitles.
I couldn't really decide what to see, but proximity won out and I settled for some Argentine movie I'd never heard of. The fact that it won the Oscar for best foreign film cinched my decision.
I just saw The Secrets in Their Eyes.
The New Yorker nails it:
"...sends us deeper into mystery and passion; the movie presses forward with a rhapsodic urgency and with flashes of violence and pungent humor. 'The Secret in Their Eyes' is a finely wrought, labyrinthine entertainment whose corners and passageways will be discussed by moviegoers for hours afterward as they exit into the cool night air."
Seriously. I just exited into the cool night air and everything.
If you've seen it, will you please call or email me? I need to discuss. And if you haven't, if you appreciate the twist, if the fact that I just screamed into a darkened independent movie theater, "Shut UP!" conveys any kind of interest, you've got to drop what you're doing and go see this shit. I'm just...floored.