Black and White
Rich Bower is an up-and-coming star in the hip-hop world. Everyone wants to be around him, including Raven and her fellow upper-class white high school friends. The growing appeal of black culture among white teens fascinates documentary filmmaker Sam Donager, who sets out to chronicle it with her husband, Terry. But before Bower was a rapper, he was a gangster, and his criminal past comes back to haunt him and all those around him.
- Stars:Scott Caan, Robert Downey Jr., Stacy Edwards, Allan Houston, Gaby Hoffmann, Kidada Jones, Jared Leto, Marla Maples, Joe Pantoliano, Bijou Phillips, Oliver 'Power' Grant, Raekwon, Claudia Schiffer, William Lee Scott, Brooke Shields,
- Director:James Toback,
- Writer:James Toback
A group of white high school teens become involved with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Black and White torrent reviews
(ru) wrote: Such an awesome wrap up to the series! Rarely do they still have good entries this far into a horror series. Great kills. Great ending.
(ca) wrote: Sympaattinen elokuva John Lennonin nuoruusvuosista. ??
(it) wrote: Spectacular film which captures the essence of the era, city, and characters. Viewers are sure to be lured in by any one or more characters as well as by the personal nature of the story. The film serves as a sort of autobiography of the filmmaker, yet some of the events in the film are symbolic of events which actually took place, rather than being exactly what transpired. If one is looking for a captivating, bare bones roller coaster ride of emotions, bringing out laughter, sadness, sympathy, concern, and frustration, 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints' will more than satisfy your craving.
(it) wrote: an interesting premise that has been amazingly shot. this may not be a classic film on the whole but its visual magic throughout!
(it) wrote: Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) watches a Sonny Chiba triple feature at a Detroit movie theater on his birthday when he meets Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette). They go to a diner and flirt with each other. At Clarence's apartment they have sex. She confesses that she is a call girl hired by Clarence's boss as his birthday present. Each claims to have fallen in love and they marry and express their commitment with one another by getting tattoos. An apparition of Elvis Presley (Val Kilmer) tells Clarence that killing her pimp will make the world a better place. Clarence visits Alabama's pimp, Drexl Spivey (Gary Oldman), who makes Clarence uneasy. Clarence tells Drexl that he has married Alabama and she has no additional business with him. Drexl and Clarence fight, Clarence draws a gun and kills Drexl. He grabs a bag that he assumes contains Alabama's belongings (which in fact contains drugs that Drexl's peddling). Later Clarence and Alabama go to see Clarence's estranged father, Clifford Worley (Dennis Hopper), a former cop. Clifford tells Clarence that the police assume Drexl's murder is a drug-related killing, and that the cocaine belonged to Irish mob boss "Blue Lou" Boyle. In Los Angeles, the young couple plan to meet Clarence's old friend, Dick Ritchie (Michael Rapaport), an aspiring actor. Back in Detroit, Clifford is confronted in his home by Don Vincenzo Coccotti (Christopher Walken), Boyle's consul in the Detroit Mafia, who wants the drugs taken from Drexl. Clifford refuses to reveal where his son has gone. Coccotti shoots Clifford in the head and then finds a note on the fridge giving Clarence's address in L.A...Tony Scotts (RIP) "True Romance" with a script filled with pop culture references from Quentin Tarantino is a violent ride with larger than life characters and with a hint of Bonnie and Clyde in Clarence and Alabama. When re-seeing it today its so very stylistically and aesthetically in the line of what became Tony Scotts slightly over the top trademark of filmmaking. Its a gritty, dynamic, bloody and amoral road movie with a large ensemble cast. Its shameless in its exploitation of excessive violence and personally I wasnt all that impressed when I re-saw it the other day. The fight between Alabama and Virgil is just too much to be honest. Despite the fact that we get solid performances from everyone involved (who will forget Gary Oldmans Drexl) the storyline isnt all that exciting nor logic in many ways and I reckon the film wouldve been far better off with the alternative ending as that wouldve fit the film much more. I reckon time has made me feel different about this sort of films and I have grown a tiredness of Tarantinos ultra violence over time. At least when the story isnt engaging and just seem to exploit violence. Compared to for example "Inglourious Basterds" which I still reckon as one of Tarantinos best.
(us) wrote: This is the other Woody Allen great that I've been looking for, after watching Midnight in Paris and Annie Hall a few years ago, the rest of the Woody Allen works I've seen have ranged from near awful to very good. But none have been great, like Crimes and Misdemeanors. The Woody Allen scenes were consistently hilarious, crammed with witty one liners, and priceless moments. My favorite is when Woody Allen shows the final product for the documentary he's been making for and about his smug brother in law, in which he clips in a roaring Mussolini. Which is another unique aspect this film accomplished, in it's modern recreations of black and white movies, showing clips of the scene getting recreated moments after-usually at a theater. The more dramatic Martin Landua plot didn't put me in a solemn mood, that Woody Allen was trying to create. This is the one aspect of this film that didn't get accomplished in my viewing experience. The dilemmas were gripping, and the spiritual flashbacks were intriguing, but I lacked empathy in these scenes. I even felt more towards Woody Allen in his envy towards his brother-in-law, and his desire for Halley (Mia Farrow). Both stories cover a different stage of an affair, with much different results, and begs the question of which one got it better.The film editing is stellar, done by Susan E Morose, and Woody Allen directs another awesome comedy
(jp) wrote: My favorite movie...
(de) wrote: Natalie Wood is incredible in this movie!!! Loved the movie, but very disappointed with the ending.'
(mx) wrote: instant classic on a low budget that redefined the "zombie" genre forever.
(kr) wrote: Great film with great action scenes and even better visuals. Great story from start to finish.