The Beach Directed by Danny Boyle
The Beach, the Leo-goes-tropical movie, sends the newly buff DiCaprio to a remote Thai island where a group of Western dropouts has decided to stay forever, keeping the place hidden and the world out. Thanks in no small measure to Darius Khondji's gorgeous widescreen cinematography, this seaside hideaway looks as spectacular as it is legendarily supposed to be. But people keep referring to it as "paradise," which I take mainly as a sign of the ill-educated, metaphorically muddled times we live in. They don't mean paradise. They mean Eden?you know, Garden of.