2020/3/6 120 min. Drama
One of the best movies I have seen so far this year is The Banker. It is a story about a man who is trapped in a recurring dream that is created by an unseen psychic. His subconscious mind goes crazy with the knowledge starts to warn him that he is in danger. In the dream he is chased by thugs who stab him to death and then disappear.
The sequence is repeated numerous times as he tries to avoid the dream. Eventually, he confronts his killers in a strip club where he ends up killing one of them. The man's friend then shoots him several times.
It turns out the entire sequence is real life, and the man and his friend are naming Peter McGuffin and Andrew Jagger. They've been working together for many years, though the Banker isn't aware of this until after the film has ended.
Mr. McGuffin is portrayed by Adam Driver, who plays the part in the film like a serious actor. He takes on a deep gravelly voice and brings a layer of gravity to the role which is quite frankly absent from his actual acting on TV.
Writer/Director Christopher Nolan seems to have taken as much control as possible when it comes to his movies. The script for The Banker seems very heavy handed with details such as names and locations. However, the effect is strong enough that one never really wonders what the actors were actually saying.
A lot of the people who don't really enjoy watching movies feel that the story is hard to follow as there is not a lot of information in the beginning. The character development is also hard to understand for a lot of people, but these people seem to get it eventually.
I enjoyed The Banker quite a bit, especially the part where Mr. McGuffin escapes from the future, becomes the director of the murder mystery series and helps the main character to win in the finale. In addition, I liked the fact that this movie is full of inconsistencies as time travel is a fundamental plot point of the story.
Overall, The Banker is probably one of the best movies I have seen so far this year. I enjoyed it quite a bit and recommend it to anyone who enjoys suspense and mysteries.
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