Silent film master D.W. Griffith's first talkie works as a companion piece to his classic BIRTH OF A NATION, providing a detailed biographical sketch of the 16th president. We see his birth in a log cabin, the tragic death of his first love, Ann Rutledge (Una Merkel), his debates with Douglas, his accepting of the presidency, the terrible toll of the Civil War, and finally the tragic assassination at Ford's Theater. Griffith shows his usual meticulous attention to period detail, and the framing of the various vignettes has the feel of historical photographs come to life. Walter Huston is excellent in the title role, with a portrayal that subtly evolves from laconic, wizened rascal to noble elder statesman. This is a fascinating, worthy film, and an interesting historical document in and of itself.
Writer:Stephen Vincent Benet (adapted for the screen by), John W. Considine Jr. (story), Stephen Vincent Benet (continuty and dialogue), Gerrit J. Lloyd (con
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Chad E (nl) wrote: This is a movie I've wanted to see made for a long time, simply a nerd movie that doesn't push Hollywood stereotypes on nerds and that makes something special out of the culture and excitement that they (we) feel. This movie is a really interesting journey, with an anti-protagonist and a really interesting pay-off. If you ever were a table-top player, this game will really resonate with you, and at the very least it is a well-made film that will keep you interested with a great performance from Sam Eidson.
Todd S (nl) wrote: When an actor has had a career that spans six decades and includes hundreds of films, it's hard to choose a defining role. Even if you can choose just one performance, it's usual from way back when they were in their prime, but at seventy-six years old, Michael Caine proves that some things are just better with age. Caine is portraying Harry Brown, an lonely old man, who has recently lost his wife. All Brown has left is his best friend and a tiny apartment, but that changes when a group of thugs start reeking havoc on the neighborhood and slaughter his best friend. After that, something in Brown just snaps, and he turns to skills he learned in the army a lifetime ago. This isn't a film about some over the hill action star in the CIA, there is no weird twist, or strange background associated with Harry Brown. He is just a real person, dealing with a situation that people have to face every day in lower income neighborhoods. The gangs have taken over and no one is safe, especially the elderly, and that is very apparent in this film. Harry Brown is an action thriller, but it is also one of the realist movies I have ever seen. Every thing from the gangs activity to the way Harry goes about is life is as real as it gets, and it is truly frighting. Michael Caine stars and he doesn't have the moves, temperament, or even style of your typical action hero, yet somehow he's better than all of them combined. For Caine it's never been about brawn, it's about brains, and that's what he uses against a gang that's a third of his age. Critics raved about this film, while I avoided it, because I honestly couldn't see Michael Caine cleaning up his neighborhood and taking out thugs at his age. I was wrong, because Harry Brown is one of the best performances of his career. This film is just so realistic and clever, I never would have expected it to be the amazing experience that it was. This film really got to me and it includes one of the best performances I've ever seen. Harry Brown is a true gem of independent cinema, it is free of any Hollywood bull shit, and it is the reason people still go to the movies. Please take my advice and don't miss this one.
Adam D (kr) wrote: Could have explored hell and suicide a lot better I have to say, bit stale
Geir F (ru) wrote: There's a good (not great) movie buried somewhere in here, but a lot of flab would have to be cut away for it to appear. Good crowd fights, though.
Johnny F (ag) wrote: This film is a disaster. It deserves a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Jo Y (ru) wrote: I like Motorcycles...
David J (jp) wrote: An exquisite story of love, talent, lust, sorrow, and life in this story about a violin living throughout the course of hundreds of years. Also, clever plot twists throughout and nicely-done acting by the one Samuel L. Jackson.
Natalie M (jp) wrote: Gus Van Sant's creativity and insanity combine in such a wonderfully bizarre way.
Kevin L (ru) wrote: Allan Felix (Woody Allen) es un cinfilo que sufre una extraa y recurrente alucinacin: se encuentra con Humphrey Bogart, que le da consejos sobre cmo ligar con las damas. Dick y Linda (Roberts y Keaton), un matrimonio amigo suyo, le presentan a varias seoritas, pero Allan tiene tan poca confianza en s mismo que todas sus citas resultan un fracaso.
Adam P (nl) wrote: Absolutely amazing. David Tennant is a revelation in the lead, and the rest of the brilliant Royal Shakespeare Company breathe new life into the script's genius with their naturalistic and human delivery. Cleverly recontextualizing the play in an exciting and palpable contemporary setting, this is the definitive modern version of Hamlet.
Berni E (ca) wrote: Fun coming of age movie for a music fan.
Adam R (ca) wrote: (First and only viewing - Fall 2009)
Ryan V (ca) wrote: A near perfect film and a real throwback to the days of star-studded westerns. Scott Glenn, Kevin Kline, and Kevin Costner in particular are scene stealers.