Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials
A behind-the-scenes documentary about director Michelangelo Antonioni
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Jennifer T (nl) wrote: I chose to watch this movie mainly because Rose McGowan was in it. She looks great in the film and the movie was worth watching. Creepy but not boring. I would watch it again. Thank God I don't have to worry about a paperboy since I don't live in a house! I know this is just a movie but can you say CREEPY.
Brianna T (ag) wrote: The buddies ened up locked in a space rocket and were blasted into Outer Space! To get home, they will need the help of Gravity the Ferret and Spunwick the Bull Terrier.
amir s (us) wrote: great comedy , best for chill day or night
Josh K (jp) wrote: lol..... That's all have to say. Terrible plot, dialogue, and acting. Great idea, but poorly executed
Karlo B (fr) wrote: Awesome! ==D No really, two hours passed like an episode of a fun and entertaining sitcom. Mark Dacascos has some really sweet moves and the action is great. It's actually what would Rush Hour would be if Chris Tucker wasn't an annoying twat and Jackie Chan was as cool as Dacascos.One scene I particularly enjoyed was when the nigger and the other guy were fighting and the guy pulled out a whip and whipped the shit out of the black guy.And Brittany Murphy. She was so cute and adorable before she ended up on meth or whatnot.
Caesar M (es) wrote: "You're like two people" we hear a voice say in American Me and that line applies to the film itself. One half prison film on Montoya Santana building an empire and one half fish out of water exploring Santana living outside of his bubble experiencing the real world for the first time. These two vastly different world unfold right before our own eyes are similar to our very own lives. Individuals following rules, helping one another in a community, facing consequences for breaking a path, hierarchy of power, and among other things. Asking one very important question by the end; Should we attempt to fix things we didn't create ourselves? American Me follows a Mexican-American Mafia kingpin release from prison, falling in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle. The story is based around true events, but when the film tells it audience some events were fictionalize it all hits home without losing any shred of impact. It's portrayal of criminal life is not one sided only wanting to portray greed, honor, or a place of belonging. Instead it chooses to explore choices and how influential ones action can affect a generation. How something like violence becomes a common occurrence in someone's daily life. Exploring serious themes without a scapegoat placed on person or race, but specifically culture itself. Santana says at one point in the film "What we'd done in Compton was wrong. It was supposed to be business, but came out racial". This simple line of dialogue gets across Santana personal feelings, but beyond that translates into a greater understanding of the crime world presented. Not all act of gang violence are fueled by racial tensions, not all criminals can get behind an act of violence, and not all criminals are accepting to negative change. There is allot more thought put into it than just obtaining power. Machismo (Spanish word meaning strong or exaggerated sense of manliness) culture is highlighted in the film leading to dehumanization. Can the habits of someone life takeover them to the point the soul that drive those habits destroy them? It has those answers no matter how difficult it is to accept the answers it provides us. In American Me we have traditional characters alongside traditional issues; however, what separates American Me from other Hispanic crime films is the highlighted theme of two. Our film begins before our main character is even born. Upon seeing this prologue one might be quick to believe that Montoya Santana father unable to view his son in a positive light is because of how Santana came out, but instead is seen differently through his father eyes. It's not what Santana did, but the reason behind it that he represents that disgust Santana's father. All throughout the film we're given one way how a scene plays out, but multiple layers behind the action committed in the film allowing two ways of seeing it. What comes across as a crime film exploring the difficulty with its own lifestyle becomes relatable. Dealing with the subject of one's own trouble identity in face of other individuals, other groups, other cliques. At length, creating or joining a clique or gang that may facilitate or solve the problem of seeking one's own identity, purpose in life, and place in society at large. Focusing on the true core of these issues never specifically applying only to a single group. These characters and their action might be different from our own never are they to far from allowing self reflection. Edward James Olmos spotlessly portrays the leader the highly sensitive and aware of what leaders. Emphasizing the importance in creating, maintaining a particular image for success in the clique, which is to say in controlling perceptions at large, to command as well the respect of rival group members. William Forsythe has an equally fascinating appearance throughout the movie, as a no-nonsense gangster. Sal Lopes through his exterior embodies a broken man with coldness to everything. He hints of a more trouble man hidden beneath years of scars. The cinematography is impeccable, as is the case with the sound, and musical accompaniment or soundtrack. Direction is spotless with scenes being driven with passion behind the camera. Capturing the authenticity of the story and the raw emotion of it story. American Me is a masterpiece beyond filmmaking becoming more than a film. It's piece of reality showing its ugliness and beauty with two different views. Bringing to light an issue all too relevant and common problems. Lifestyles or belief systems can be larger than life, larger than what humans sometimes can control themselves. Special thanks to Alex A. who recommended me this under appreciated masterpiece. If anyone likes a great crime film you won't be disappointed with American Me.
Mark A (fr) wrote: A difficult and somewhat disturbing film that explores the troubled relationship between two very different sisters. Dawn (Genevieve Lemon), known to her family as Sweetie, is a blowzy, overweight woman with serious mental health issues and delusions of grandeur who shows up at her sister's with a producer/boyfriend in tow. Kay (Karen Colston) is the other sister, a shy, socially awkward young woman who has managed to snare a steady boyfriend in the handsome Louis (Tom Lycos). Their father (Michael Lake) moves in as well, when his wife, the girls' mother, leaves him, further complicating the living arrangements. The story seemed a bit disjointed at times, with unexplained gaps making it difficult to piece together the narrative into a coherent whole. But, it is director Campion's first feature film, with a limited budget, and shows the promise of her later films. As an audience, we are inexorably drawn into the downward spiral as this fragile family unit fractures and falls apart. Lemon and Colston were totally believable as the sisters caught in a love-hate relationship, and completely unable to relate to each other beyond a most juvenile level. And Lake was spot-on as the father so blinded by his love for his daughter that e could not see how truly damaged she was. Campion has proved herself a master at depicting the family dynamic in tortured situations, and this film is part of that legacy.
dustin luke n (br) wrote: I?m going to be honest; I kind of liked this movie. I, until a few weeks ago, had no idea that this film even existed, I?d only heard the phrase, ?Bedtime for Bonzo,? uttered by grandparents on a few scattered occasions. But after it was recommended to me, and I began to talk about it, I?ve realized that countless people of my generation have heard their parents and grandparents speak these words, and have no idea about the movie. So I couldn?t resist finding out what the catalyst for this clich really was. Which brings me to my second issue in reviewing this film. Where do I come from? Or, rather, what angle? It?s been pretty much universally panned by significant critics as well as in member reviews on sites like Netflix, Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB, etc. etc. But how do you write about a movie in which a future U.S. President has kidnapped a monkey from a university in order to impress the dean, who he wishes will become his future father-in-law? One of the key scenes in this film, one where I would say a lot of the meaning is hidden is when The Gipper is up in a tree chasing Bonzo. But Bonzo is much smarter than our 40th president; he has climbed onto the roof, stolen Ronnie?s glasses from his bureau drawer and is climbing on the phone wires, after he dials 911. The police and fire department show up and help Ronnie down the tree, and he begins to tell them that he was chasing a monkey with glass and clothes. They don?t believe him, obviously, because that?s how films work, if everyone agreed and worked together you get ?Batman and Robin,? which we can all agree is no fun to watch. Ah, America. That?s all. Didn?t thrill you? That?s basically how the whole film is. It?s got a certain camp appeal, which is definitely working for it. It?s really just the notion of watching a president take care of a monkey and treat it like a baby that?s so appealing. But the novelty never wears off. Really. I could have watch two more hours of it and not gotten bored. Outside of that camp aspect it?s a comedy of values wherein Ronnie learns that the woman he was going for, trying to impress with the monkey stunt, is not for him and that the woman he hired as a nanny for Bonzo is really more his style, more wholesome. There?s not much in the way of plot, or interesting shots, or anything really. It?s an old studio film. Don?t expect too much. But I think if all of America were forced to watch this we may have not allowed the Terminator to become Governor of California. And I won?t persecute that goes for Minnesota and Jesse ?The Body? Venture as well. My suggestion after watching this: serialize it. I want a whole series of films where ex-presidents have a live-in week with Bonzo, allow zaniness to ensue, cut and print.