Across the Line
Out of the approximately 600 players in the National Hockey League, thirty are Black. Mattie Slaughter, a hockey phenom from the rural Black community of North Preston, wants to make it thirty-one. To reach his goal, Mattie needs to keep his nose clean and avoid trouble. Hard to do though, when you go to a school where racism taints every interaction, your older brother is a hustler and you’re crushing on a girl who’s already hooked up.
A young, black NHL hopeful living in a racially divided Nova Scotian community finds his career prospects in jeopardy when tensions in his community come to a head. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Across the Line torrent reviews
(ag) wrote: Love anything Top Gear from the team. Never miss it. Great fun
(es) wrote: Learned a lot about experimental cinema and the free spirits behind it.
(gb) wrote: I thought it was going to be better, but it wasn't
(fr) wrote: what is this lunacy? laaaame! that was the plot?! eugh.
(ag) wrote: waste of time money and talent
(br) wrote: awful waste of time, pathetic, boring and makes perfect sense as to how i found this film for sale in the pound shop
(de) wrote: See the unrated director's cut version.
(ca) wrote: Underrated 90's classic. It has it's flaws but it never fails to be entertaining. If your a fan of SMG and want to see her at her absolute sexiest watch this movie.
(es) wrote: The performance of Olmos carries the film.
(br) wrote: Starman is smart both as a sci-fi film and a drama.
(it) wrote: 3.0/4.0Possibly Woody Allen's best movie from his pre "Annie Hall" days and signals his transition away from slapstick comedy and paying homage to the likes of Chaplin, Keaton and the Marx Brothers (although the movie does include some satirical elements). "Love and Death" is another successful attempt at being funny, original and entertaining. Set in Russia during the Napoleonic wars, Allen plays Boris a coward who is forced to enlist in the army and somehow becomes a war hero. Diane Keaton is good here getting a full-fledged role as Sonja, Boris's free-spirited cousin who initially marries a herring merchant but ends up marrying Boris when widowed. Then, there is the couple's attempt to assassinate Napoleon! (don't want to dwell more than this but this plot development alone makes the movie well worth the watch). There are references to Russian literature here and the movie is a bit more serious and dark (especially with the death theme at play) than Allen's prior work. Also, his female lead (Keaton) is equally important with quite a character - not just a love interest or sidekick. All this makes "Love and Death" an interesting prelude of sorts to "Annie Hall". But Allen doesn't get rid of his usual brand of humor so it is light-hearted at the end of the day.
(au) wrote: 'Call Northside 777' has been labeled as a film noir when it in fact is more resembling of a legal thriller. James Stewart is as a solid as ever in his role and is also supported by some strong performances, but the film itself suffers from slight contrivance and a lot of narrative improbabilities. Disbelief must be suspended from time to time in order for certain plot points to not seem utterly ridiculous, but that doesn't affect 'Call Northside 777' as badly as one might think. It's just about the definition of average.
(fr) wrote: 55%Saw this on 31/7/14This turned out to be a lot lot better than what I expected it to be. It's good to finally see a film where Morgan Freeman plays the lead. It has an even pacing it tries to be different, but it suffers from bad dialogue. The acting on the hole is good.
(mx) wrote: Enough works in David Slade's micro-budget shock fest that I'm hesitant to write it off altogether. The cast is dedicated at a perverse level, the saturated, claustrophobic direction is reminiscent of Jean-Luc Goddard's best, and the expository scene is a masterclass in stage-setting. But man does this movie take torture porn to the next level. Yes, child abduction and pedophilia are among the worst crimes imaginable, but the revenge fantasy in play is beyond excessive. There are three huge issues keeping it from being satisfying. First, Jeff's (Patrick Wilson's) guilt is kept ambiguous until the very end, so his relentless torture may be completely unjust. Innocent until proven guilty, right? And the movie takes its time proving it, while throwing him under the bus in increasingly dramatic ways. Secondly, the film feels stretched. After a stellar opening, the dialogue wears incredibly thin. Hayley (Ellen Paige) in particular will make a point, then make that same point again, and then again all in a matter of minutes. The dialogue is also overly serious and spells out every bit of subtext wherever it can. You can practically hear the writer's own self-importance every time someone speaks. It all feels really amateur.Finally (and this is another script-related issue), the climax and conclusion are both illogical and silly. On paper, they seem like cool ideas, but in practice they feel shoehorned as if the writer started there and crafted a story around them. Again, it feels like an ego thing. "Isn't it cool that I did this," it seems to scream. The answer is no, not really. 4.2/10
(ca) wrote: ***An entertaining movie, with a serviceable plot and a good performance by Chris Pine as Jack Ryan. It's not revolutionary, and not even the kind of movie you'd go back and watch again, but for the most part it kept me entertained.