Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's step-son, recognizes Misha, the brother-in-law ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano
Early in the 20th century, family and friends gather at the country estate of a general's widow, Anna Petrovna. Sofia, the new wife of Anna's step-son, recognizes Misha, the brother-in-law ...
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Brad B (de) wrote: I'm a fan of cheezy, B-movie horror flicks.
Barnaby G (ru) wrote: Ultimately rubbish, but quite good fun from a certain low budget perspective.
Daniel P (kr) wrote: Yet another 'found footage' faux documentary, this one is so similar to The Blair Witch Project it's practically a remake. A boyfriend and girlfriend decide to go on a camping trip in Dartmoor along with a cousin with an apparent complicated 'history'. The woods they are staying in are purportedly full of ghosts/spirits/whatever (there's some 'vox pops' of people in a pub giving their versions, just like the local in BWP talk about the witch), and you betcha, there's some strange noises in them there woods. The spin with A Night In The Woods is that it appears at least one of the party are already a bit loopy and there's some interest in trying to determine if the strangeness that's happening is to do with things in the woods, things 'possessing' one or more of the three, or whether it's entirely down to human interference, or a combination. The film is well acted and has a couple of decent scares, but there's absolutely nothing new here and the 'found footage' sub-genre really is running out of new tricks. To top it off, the denouement is practically a re-hash of The Blair Witch Project (there's some beats similar to the 'figure standing in a corner looking at the wall' familiar from the closing moments) but doesn't have anything like that superior film's power. Not much worth bothering with then, sadly. I do like Scott McNairy though - he deserves better films.
Tharanga A (it) wrote: ANOTHER STUPID MOVIE
Stacy E (kr) wrote: This has to be possibly the worst movie I have ever seen. There's not just one bad thing about it. The cinematography was horrible. The plot was terrible. The acting was horendous.
Cynthia S (gb) wrote: My heart ached throughout the entire movie. Wonderfully done...
Gareth R (ca) wrote: Thoughtcrimes is one of a sad mini-genre of pilots that never spawned TV Shows. It received a DVD release anyway, and to the untrained eye it may appear to be a low-budget film. However, it only takes a few severely unwise plot-turns, along with a generally unenthusiastic atmosphere that's probably aiming for "sombre" but hits morose, to make it thuddingly clear that this was intended to continue into a full-blown TV show. Of course it never did, and this is most likely due to its surprisingly unimaginative concept, the inept writing and lazy, often completely absent between-character relationships. It could be argued that this is only the pilot and the series was intended to explore and improve on all of this, but what kind of excuse is that? Surely the point of a pilot is to be engaging and coherent enough to warrant further storytelling. The greatest agony of Thoughtcrimes is that it *feels* like a failed pilot, and it's by far the most commonly-made observation by reviewers who haven't yet researched its brief, pathetic history. The main character is Freya McAllister, a teen of undetermined age and personality, and the opening handles her sudden and completely unexplained ability to hear other people's thoughts. Years whiz by quite unconvincingly as she spends an unclear amount of time in a mental hospital. She is then whisked to a house in the middle of nowhere to briefly receive "telepathy training", (again, years apparently pass in the process) which includes a silly montage that, being a montage in a movie, features boxing. Very few answers are given pertaining to why she is telepathic, how it happened, or whether other people share her abilities. Another character, Doctor Michael Welles, appears in this segment to "train" Freya, but is completely dropped once another male character arrives at roughly the forty-minute mark. Presumably he would have returned later in the series, but again, this is a self-contained story. Here, on these terms, his immediate disappearance makes no sense. Agent Brandon Dean, played by Joe Flanigan, is by far the best thing in this - he's the only character with something approaching a personality - but his hasty introduction so late in the course of the "film" is a mistake from which it never recovers. He has a mild comic charm and lightens up his scenes with dreary heroine Freya (played with non-distinct vagueness by Navi Rawat), for instance by "thinking" the Scooby Doo theme, which Freya later picks up on as proof of her abilities. (One annoying and pointless conceit is that she can't tell anyone she is telepathic. She immediately breaks the rule for Dean, but no one else.) His other kooky talent, other than comic relief, is a photographic memory. So, guy with photographic memory + telepathic partner. High concept enough for you? The rest of the plot concerns an assassination of some kind, but the details are sketchy even with a telepathic investigator on board, and ultimately very little tension or excitement builds in the course of it. The worst thing about it is the obvious limitations of having a telepathic hero: she's likely to overhear the same sort of things (someone doing something horrible, must stop them), and thanks to the stupid Cannot Tell Anyone She's Psychic goof, she's only going to be a hindrance to everyone she works with, and would have spent the duration of the TV show presumably telling people over and over again to "trust her". I'm bored just *imagining* it, so it seems a perfectly reasonable decision to abort the show in the early stages. It was clearly going nowhere. The pace is initially too fast, meaning we learn nothing about Freya before she becomes telepathic, making it impossible to empathise with her later on. Her sister June has no emotions at all besides vague resentment over the death of their father - this issue is never dealt with - and the two characters have zero chemistry together. And again, the foolish decision to wait until halfway before introducing the best character simply smacks of bad writing. Telepathy has been handled well in many films and TV shows before this, but it's rarely been done with such a marked lack of imagination. Freya hears only concise sentences (before she learns to do this there is only a cacophony of sounds; surely this is what a mind would sound like to someone else? Have these writers ever thought before? Who thinks in calm, enunciated, spaced-out sentences anyway?) and, in very few instances, sees visions. But it's all simplistic and obvious. There are so many ways to handle telepathy on film, and Breck Eisner's pilot simply doesn't try. For example, why is Freya only hearing things? Surely she'd be bombarded with random images as well? (Fear not: in at least one scene that is jarringly inconsistent with everything else, she does get to see somebody's thoughts. It's not explained why, of course, because nothing at all is explained.) In regards to this film looking and feeling like a pilot, it is largely down to the editing, which favours fade-to-blacks which are clearly intended for commercial breaks, and Brian Tyler's immensely uninteresting music. It's all greatly similar to his dreary score for Bubba Ho-Tep, which (thanks to the filmmakers' failure to secure the rights to Elvis music) consisted mostly of a single guitar tune repeated endlessly. The soundtrack here is just as deflating. It is difficult to work up enthusiasm for something so shoddily pieced together. It seems wholly to rely on the future of the show to fill its logical and emotional holes, and because of this it fails not just as a lead-in to a series that never was, but as a piece of entertainment in its own right. Lazy, derivative and supremely un-thought provoking.
Micheal C (ca) wrote: Kundun is a film by famed director Martin Scorsese about the life of the 14th Dalai Lama and the oppression of the Chinese on Tibet. The cinematography is visually captivating and the musical score is one of the best I have heard in a long. Although this movie was released in 1997 it is very relevant to today's political climate. The pace to me was very slow but not unbearably slow. I am a fan of action movies but thoroughly enjoyed this drama portrayal of the Dalai Lama. The acting was great and I felt connected to the characters. The young Lama was fun to watch and as he grew into a man we felt more engaged with his character. The Lama is subject to a great deal of ridicule by some people but deeply respected by his faithful followers. This is a great story that shows how strong a man's own faith can keep people in peace and control their own minds and souls. I can admit that I really didn't know this story and how he had to escape Tibet to India for safety but the movie brings the viewer into the room and atmosphere as he has to make the tough decision to leave his people of stay and die. Beautifully captures the sad story of Tibet losing its sovereignty. The movie has many references to Buddhist traditions like pacifism and living an ascetic life. In the movie we see where the Dalai Lama is taught about the Middle Way and the Noble Eightfold Path. We also see the Buddhist concept of reincarnation when the boy is very young and he is able to pick items the belonged to the former Lama indicating that it is him in a new human form. Overall this movie was well written and beautifully directed..
Tristan M (it) wrote: Impressive movie, with great fire effects and some humor. The story is pretty good, with the typical movie brothers who love each other but can't stop hating each other as well. There's nothing not to like in this one, although it isn't perfect, but it's exciting, with a good story and characters. The begining is a little too sudden, and the end is heroic but both are very good. So good movie, and the first movie I've seen about firemen, and to my understanding portrays them well.
Martin T (ag) wrote: I don't know squat about General Custer, but I know bullshit when I smell it. There's little doubt that this film is 90% romanticized nonsense. Occasionally fun as brainless Hollywood fare, but that's all it is. Shallow archetypes (Charley Grapewin is almost as annoying in the "cantankeous old coot" role as Walter Brennan), broad stereotypes, syrupy score, not a shred of nuance. It's a whole bunch of clich, saved only by Errol Flynn's natural leading man charm. Just another blah effort from Hollywood's mediocrity factory, Raoul Walsh.
Greg W (jp) wrote: this is a silent film from UK 1924 not 2013
Elijah P (fr) wrote: My favourite movie ever made. I couldn't find any flaws.
Tommy K (kr) wrote: Yes, the first ten minutes are the saddest you'll ever see in your life, but the rest of the movie is better than everyone else makes it out to be, with stellar animation, memorable characters, and an engaging, emotional story. Best Pixar movie ever!
lisa s (kr) wrote: great idea just needed a little more development