Film Scouts Diaries

2003 Taormina BNL FilmFest Diaries
Mob Blog - Day 2

by Philipp Hoschka

Taormina, June 8, 2003 - The day starts with a press conference at which we learn that Laura Ma, director of last night's horror movie "Killing Words", considers her film to be a love story. That's one way to look at it.

Today's evening screening at the Greek theatre is "Identity" by James Mangold, starring John Cusack and Ray Liotta. A group of ten strangers gets stuck in a thunderstorm in the middle of the desert, and takes shelter in a motel. One by one, group members start to get brutally murdered. Various spooky things happen until the audience finds out that there is a surprising connection between the motel residents. The movie merges themes from Hitchcock's (him again !) "Psycho", Agatha Christie's "10 little Indians" and modern splatter movies into a skillful melange. Its pace is so fast that the audience barely has time to breathe. I have to sheepishly admit that several times I was so scared that I considered leaving the theatre for early for a peaceful spaghetti dinner.

Previous Installment | Next Installment

Back to Taormina BNL FilmFest Diaries

Look for Search Tips

Copyright 1994-2008 Film Scouts LLC
Created, produced, and published by Film Scouts LLC
Film Scouts® is a registered trademark of Film Scouts LLC
All rights reserved.

Suggestions? Comments? Fill out our Feedback Form.