Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Movie Review: The Interpreter

Filed under
Movies
Reviews
-s

Starring the impeccably talented Nicole Kidman and seasoned veteran Sean Penn, The Interpreter was a riveting political thriller chocked full of suspense and intrigue with a layer of melancholy on top. Just when you think you have the plot figured out, it twists and then twists again until the unexpected climax.

Nicole Kidman, one of the premier talents of our day, plays the title role with excellence. The movie begins with her character seeming to be the good citizen whose only motive is to save a visiting dignitary. As the story unfolds, you find she may have motives of her own. Digging thru the layers our hero finds a complicated personality with a few skeletons.

Sean Penn, who as an actor has really matured and begun to earn a new respect past few years after a turbulent decade of bad press and even worse movies, played his part with equal perfection. His character is the dedicated workaholic Secret Service agent bent on protecting the president of Matobo and saving the girl. Does he find out too late that perhaps he needs to protect the president from the girl?

No groundbreaking camera tricks or new special effects were noticed, but a interesting script with engaging dialogue, classic Hollywood direction from Sydney Pollack and expert editing made for an exciting picture. The talented cast was also an asset. Besides the stars we were treated with a co-starring performances from the beautiful Catherine Keener and talented Jesper Christensen. The Interpreter was an all around excellent flick.

More in Tux Machines

Distro Development: Rescatux and Bodhi

  • Rescatux 0.40 beta 9 released
    Many code in the grub side and in the windows registry side has been rewritten so that these new features could be rewritten. As a consequence it will be easier to maintain Rescapp. Finally the chntpw based options which modify the Windows registry now perform a backup of the Windows registry files in the unlikely case you want to undo some of the changes that Rescapp performs. I guess that in the future there will be a feature to be able to restore such backups from Rescapp itself, but, let’s focus on releasing an stable release. It’s been a while since the last one. UEFI feedback is still welcome. Specially if the Debian installation disks work for you but not the Rescatux ones.
  • Bodhi 4.0.0 Updates and July Donation Totals
    Late last month I posted a first alpha look at Bodhi 4.0.0. Work since then has been coming along slowly due to a few unpredictable issues and my own work schedule outside of Bodhi being hectic over the summer. Bodhi 4.0.0 will be happening, but likely not with a stable release until September. I am traveling again this weekend, but am hoping to get out a full alpha release with 32bit and non-PAE discs next week.

Devices and Android

Leftovers: BSD/LLVM

Emma A LightWeight Database Management Tool For Linux

Today who does not interact with databases and if you're a programmer then the database management is your daily task. For database management, there is a very popular tool called, MySQL Workbench. It's a tool that ships with tonnes of functionalities. But not all of us as beginner programmers use all Workbench features. So here we also have a very lightweight database manager in Linux, Emma. Read
more