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8MM September 21, 2006

Posted by Shujath in English, Movies, Reviews.
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This movie starts off with a very interesting premise where a private investigator (Nicholas Cage) is hired by an old lady to investigate a “snuff movie” she found in her dead husband’s locker. Till I saw this movie I didn’t know what a snuff movie was. The Wikipedia definition says that “A snuff film is a film, sometimes pornographic, that allegedly depicts actual murder, produced for entertainment purposes.”. Now Cage sets out on the trail to figure out if the movie was actually real and if so who really was behind this. To aid his journey he takes the help of an adult content store owner played by Joaquin Phoenix (this was the inspiration for Emraan Hashmi’s character in Kalyug). Till this point, the movie is quite interesting but then it slowly goes downhill and ends up begin a very routine thriller. But still, on the whole this film works mainly because its plot meanders around the murky world of pornography which definitely makes this an interesting watch.

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