Director Atom Egoyan explores the concept of cyberspace as a place for redemption in this drama about an adolescent boy named Simon who reinvents his life on the internet. Before long, Simon's deeply personal journey provokes strong reactions from around the globe.
A junior high school - Simon is raised by uncle Tom since his parents died in an accident involving terrorism . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(us) wrote: I don't believe that I have seen a film about FDR before, so this was interesting. The portrayal of the English monarchy was also interesting; I think it would have been a bit more flattering had this not been a British film. The story is quite good and the performances were above average.
(jp) wrote: slow motion movie with no action in it.. little bit weird about weird people
(ru) wrote: The reverse narration is unfortunately not enough to make that movie completely convincing. It lacks both pace and intensity, though the acting is pretty good and the situations are well depicted. Still, a very useful catalogue of the wrong reasons why to settle with someone...
(jp) wrote: With El Mariachi (1992) and Desperado (1995) presenting an impressive two examples of Robert Rodriguez's signature film style, Once Upon a Time in Mexico sounded like it only had more power to offer.Once Upon a Time in Mexico is the third entry into Robert Rodriguez's Mariachi trilogy, his own equivalent of Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy (1964 - 1966). Both trilogies present a violent western setting and get larger in scale with each entry, meaning that Once Upon a Time in Mexico is the most ambitious film in the series. This proves both beneficial and detrimental to the film in parts, and audiences are likely to find themselves divided as to which side they lean towards. El Mariachi was a thoroughly simple film with a self-aware basic premise while Desperado was a more energetic exploitation of a larger budget. With Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the budget jumps to all new heights and so does the ambition. This means a larger-scale story, more characters and more fancy set pieces. Alas, it detracts from the simplicity that made the prior two entries so great.Once Upon a Time in Mexico is packed full of so many characters who all play different roles in a complicated story which still wants to fit into a mere 97 minute running time. At heart the film is a simple western story, but it smothers any such simplicity beneath an abundance of characters who all have their own story to them. As far as I can ascertain, every character has the ambition to kill someone as their main goal. That makes it easier to embrace, but even then the experience is proudly overblown and convoluted. Attempting to fit everyone into a singular story means that the Mariachi who lad the first two stories becomes a supporting character in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. There are several interesting characters in the film, but El Mariachi is the original hero and his treatment in this film is likely to prove less-than satisfying to fans. The man has a rich tale of vengeance in his part of the narrative due to his wife Carolina and their daughter being murdered, but this is reduced to a modicum of simple flashbacks and action scenes with no moments of real characterization. Then again there is really no depth in the film and it doesn't pretend like there is any since it is far more focused on being a fun experience. There is no denying that it succeeds in doing so, but audiences have to disregard any hope of tracking the story if they wish to embrace the director's intentions. As a straight up fan or Robert Rodriguez, I had no problem doing this. The more intellectual parts of my brain desired more, but it doesn't take a genius to tell that Robert Rodriguez does not make films to challenge audience intelligence. He makes them on the basis of his own technical expertise so that viewers can have a fun, violent experience. That's exactly what Once Upon a Time in Mexico is, and it's a glorious one which has the serious nature of a solid action film with a consistent humourous feeling that offers nostalgia to Mexploitation cinema. The jump made from El Mariachi to Desperado goes to all new heights in Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and while characterization does not make the same leap there is no shortage of action-fuelled creativity which is what the audiences have come to see. The scenery for the film provides a flawless Mexican backdrop full of interesting buildings and an ideal western colour scheme, and the cinematography manages to capture the large scale of it all very nicely. The use of close-ups also manages to provide a direct perspective on the facial expressions of the actors which helps to carry over the intensity of their performances. The use of these techniques comes in handy during the action scenes which use an endless array of shootouts and explosions to keep the glory of the film burning. Once Upon a Time in Mexico uses brilliantly stylish action to boast what the director can do with a huge budget, and while there are moments where the quick cuts can be a little too fast it is hardly major enough to elicit any real complaints. Much of the film is cut together like a music video which is distinctive of Robert Rodriguez, and the musical score maintains a perfectly culturally relevant feeling with high-octane energy to support it all. Once Upon a Time in Mexico carries a soundtrack with the use of actual Mariachi music crafted in an ideal action form, and so its very much a treat on the ears as well as the eyes. Even without complete understanding of the story, the script in Once Upon a Time in Mexico features enticing characters. Nobody is a law-abider, and everyone has their own reasons why. However, they keep this a secret and simply have fun with a sadistic exploration of their own power. This ensures that almost every character is interesting in some form, and it offers the cast a chance to exercise their natural talents in roles which really demand it.Johnny Depp is the show-stealer in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. The Academy Award-nominee is an actor of unrelenting notoriousness, so seeing him in a mercilessly commercial vehicle like Once Upon a Time in Mexico is an interesting change of pace. It is a role built for him as it is not so much a deep and complex character as it is a simple man of crime who needs the right actor to fuel the part. Johnny Depp is the perfect actor because he speaks his words with flawless confidence which just commands the role, and he is able to oscillate between joking and threatening without ever losing sight of his serious nature. Johnny Depp sinks deeply into his role and captivates audiences into loving him regardless of his merciless nature, and as the film goes on he manages to provide more and more comedic material while retaining tension in the role, proving his worth as a legitimate actor, many of comedy, action hero and threatening villain all in the confines of a single film. Johnny Depp portrays one of the most entertaining characters to ever come out of a Robert Rodriguez film, and its really one of his most entertaining roles.Antonio Banderas is solid once again. Despite the fact that El Mariachi has minimized relevance in Once Upon a Time in Mexico which reduces the exposure we get to the man's talents, Antonio Banderas once again brings along the raw intense passion to the role. As a result, he is a merciless action hero and a suave man of seductive charm all over again. There isn't much new introduced to the character, but Antonio Banderas' natural charms do a service to the film and its fans by showing his remarkable physical energy and the intense chemistry he shares with his surrounding cast.Willem Dafoe is the third standout of Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Though he is one villain of many in the story, Willem Dafoe is an actor with a legacy for portraying twisted and creepy characters. Once Upon a Time in Mexico capitalizes on this and puts him in the role of the powerful Armando Barillo. Willem Dafoe conveys a fearless sadism in his part, and the creepy smile he brings along leaves audiences wondering what sick and twisted thoughts are going on inside his head. Willem Dafoe's small role in Once Upon a Time in Mexico is another reminder of his natural skill for antagonism, and amid many bad guys he stands as one of the more memorable.Salma Hayek's role in the story is unexpectedly minimal, but her determined physical energy makes her a worthwhile addition to the film. Danny Trejo is a perfectly cast villain as always and its great to see Mickey Rourke return to mainstream cinema with the natural flow of line delivery and confidence which made him a star in the first place. Cheech Marin is also a welcome cast member as he is in any Robert Rodriguez film.Once Upon a Time in Mexico may be a change of formula for the series which comes with more cast members than story development, but its extensively talented actors and high-voltage stylish direction from Robert Rodriguez makes it a climactic finale for the Mariachi Trilogy.
(jp) wrote: An occasionally funny flick about self-involved Hollywood types and their meaningless lives as they flounder through existence trying to cope and comprehend what happens to them, mostly while they're high on drugs. Almost like a West Coast Seinfeld, but less funny and with muddled minds. Good acting, but too long.
(ru) wrote: Girl meets predatory PE teacher, who marries the girls uncle? Yup, it must be a DH Lawrence story. The characters are what make this film so watchable - Jim Carter as the sadistic schoolteacher, Dudley Sutton as the artist, Amanda Donohoe as the PE teacher... The pace slows down once Paul Mc Gann's drippy soldier appears on the scene. Russell's direction can be a little bit schlocky at times: in the sex scene between Ursula and her soldier, horror-movie music swells as the couple's moans are intercut with images of the full moon, for example. And as for Glenda Jackson, her 'foot o' the stairs' accent was reminiscent of the Monty Python 'Coal Miner' sketch.
(gb) wrote: American Graffiti follows an assortment of recent high school grads as they go through one last hurrah on the last day of summer in 1962. As one would expect from the premise, the story is a coming-of-age yarn that finds its cast of various young people struggling with the life-changing decisions they're about to make at a critical moment in their lives. American Graffiti is billed as a comedy and it does have funny moments, but this movie is also as sad, confused, awkward, dramatic, painful, silly, nostalgic, and cynical as an actual adolescent can be. These qualities can be attributed to an honest script, judicious direction by George Lucas, a well-chosen roster of actors, and a soundtrack that provides a nonstop fusillade of period chart hits overseen by legendary DJ Wolfman Jack.
(it) wrote: One of the mid period Hammer Drac-pics before they opted to mess about with the formulae and put him in the 1970s.The historic setting is well done (although they always appear to be in Germany rather than Transylvania) and the cast of B Movie and TV actors cope reasonably well with the script.Hammer obviously wanted to cash in on the growing trend for violent Grindhouse / Drive-In-Movies and threw in some rather bloody scenes including a graphic impalement and the nasty after effects of a vampire bat attack. Unfortunately they're let down by the aforementioned bat itself - relying on an obviously plastic puppet flapping about on strings. That aside it's a reasonable romp and at least Christopher Lee finally gets some dialogue.
(ru) wrote: good cheesy campy fun
(gb) wrote: wow what a movie............i have just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is an enjoyable movie 2 watch...........its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie.............i think that paz vega, janet mcteer, alphonso mcauley, christopher mcdonald, scott mechlowicz, tony curran, karel roden, michelle lombardo play good roles/parts throughout this movie..........i think that the director of this comedy/drama/action/adventure/thriller movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie...........i think that this is a really well filmed movie with some good locations throughout this movie.............its such an really enjoyable movie 2 watch with a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie.......i think that the fight scenes were really good throughout this movie.........i think that this is an really enjoyable comedy/thriller movie......i think that the idea of the 2 friends starting a detective agency was funny as well.....this is an enjoyable movie 2 watch with a great cast throughout this movie its such an enjoyable movie 2 watch
(kr) wrote: Tim Burton makes stunning visuals as always! Scary yet enjoyable!
(it) wrote: The most underrated British football hooligan movie of them all shot largely in South Yorkshire. Spot Sheffield train station, Rotherham market and Millmoor complete with Shadwell Town fans dressed in 1993 Sheffield Wednesday away shirts. The characters are good: John Trev Gumbo Winton Mbula Jerry Edwards ID is better than Green Street, far better than The Football Factory and is probably better than Cass (although Ive not seen that).