Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Movie of the Month - 25th Hour

This September marks the eight anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and I could not think of a better film to showcase than the 2002 film, 25th Hour. Directed by the master, Spike Lee, it is the first film to have been shot near or around ground zero after the collapse of the World Trade Center that faitful day. Featuring an all cast of Edward Norton, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson, Brian Cox, Anna Paquin, and Barry Pepper. 25th Hour tells the story of Monty (Norton) a high end drug dealer who has one last day of freedom before a heavy prison sentence. With Monty trying to reconcile old wounds and living it up with his friends one last night, and the fresh echo's of his home city demolished, Monty tries to do his best before getting locked up. An incredibly powerful and moving film that will leave you stunned and breathless in its final moments. Backed by an amazing and eclectic soundtrack that features Grandmaster Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane, Craig Mack and Bruce Springsteen, 25th Hour is one film to re watch, be introduced to or be inspired by again.