BEST OPENING SCENE:
A DANGEROUS METHOD – “The Screaming Carriage”David Cronenberg opens the film with a carriage carrying Keira in her hysteric mode laughing maniacally. It follows right away with the first session of the talking cure and Cronenberg succeeds in making us uncomfortable.
HUGO – “Paris In Scenery Porn”Oh Scorsese, you know I love scenery porn. And it’s old Paris in 3D! Then the camera zooms up into the train station passing through the crown only to find a small face hiding behind the big clock.
BEST ENDING SCENE:
LAST NIGHT – “Say What?”Say what? What did she say? The film cuts off abruptly leaving the audience wondering what Keira Knightley’s character would say to her husband. Will she confess? Will she say “I Love You” back?
LIKE CRAZY – “The Final Shower”This is what we call a bitter end. At least that’s how it seems after Jones’ character leaves her boyfriend standing alone in the unfinished shower. Are they good? Or will she leave him for good?
TAKE SHELTER – “It’s Happening”Ah, told you it was coming. That’s probably what Shannon’s character would say to all the naysayers in the film. But whatever, the ending left me jaw-dropped seeing what’s finally happening.
MELANCHOLIA – “The Collision”We know this is how it ends, but still it feels wow watching the mysterious planet crashing into the earth while Dunst and the gang holding hands together leaving their fate in the last minutes.
A SEPARATION – “Waiting For An Answer”It opens without an answer and it ends without a real answer. Who the daughter would choose to live with? The father or the mother? We wait and wait and wait and wait…
WARRIOR – “Tap! Tap!”It’s a very touching final scene that when Tom Hardy finally taps, you can’t help but cheering for the two of them. Someone gets rich and the cold air between the brothers is finally gone.