In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day life will crack open, bringing to the surface hatred and passions of the kind that lie well-hidden in the mists of the nearby lake. An intense plot and a totally unexpected ending make up this film, which features characters who are vulnerable, innocent and ordinary, but who become ruthless and callous, worrying only about protecting their financial resources. The offences are disproportionately serious compared to the financial benefits they try to secure
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Jonathan K (de) wrote: To me, a movie with a lot of CGI that tries to pass itself as looking like reality is just impressive technology. However, a movie with a lot of CGI that tries to look more akin to something like a dream, a painting or something equally abstract, it becomes full-on art. Luckily, Writer/Director Kazuaki Kiriya seems to feel the same ways as I do, as now we have Goemon, his sophomore film, and the second of his movies to be almost entirely computer generated, but for purely artistic reasons. The scenery is colorful, kinetic and even literally glows with bright primary and secondary colors, and when viewing this, "does this look real" is not the question that will linger in your mind. Instead, one can only find themselves absorbed in the majesty of it all, as this movie is, sans perhaps Casshern before it, completely unlike anything else we have ever seen. The only problems come from what I like to call the "Micheal Bay Syndrome". No, not excessive cutting; no, not excessive explosions; no, not excessive use of cranes and/or dollies. Instead, the movie's one stagger comes in that sometimes the movie is so busy keeping your attention with vibrant and stylish visuals that it's easy to accidentally miss the story beats. The story contains numerous arcs, a couple of betrayals and multiple layers, so while Goemon may not have the best story around, it's quite good and requires that you pay at least a fair amount of attention to it. On the plus side, gone are the "just go with it" requirements that plagued Casshern, as well as over-whelmingly strong sociological statements. It also does not require numerous viewings to finally fully understand (except maybe a few fine details), and unlike Casshern, it's not so depressing that you just want to curl up and shut out the world. It has a somber ending to be sure, and the movie is rather powerful, but it's hardly overbearing, and isn't one of those movies where one has to be in a specific mind-set to enjoy it. It's epic but not lumbering, and it's emotional but not smothering. But most importantly, it sets out to tell a good story with an immense visual presentation, and it absolutely hits the mark.
Monsum S (br) wrote: Very boring, not so great acting
Michael T (it) wrote: Unique but uneven look at contemporary Native American life.
Michael Y (ru) wrote: A good dramatic movie about the Dutch Resistance in Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. The movie is based on the memoirs of Erik Hazelhof Rolfzem
Eduardo C (ag) wrote: Great movie and an inspiration for Ridley Scott's "Alien".
Geraint O (nl) wrote: Good film, clever piece of Wartime propoganda, all about kicking political differences into touch for the duration really.
Paul F (mx) wrote: In the movie industry today, it's not uncommon to see a musical artist make his or her attempt at being a part of a film in some way or another. However, it's uncommon to see those films be worthwhile. With 8 Mile, however, we are treated to an emotional, uplifting, and well-acted story that follows a character that parallels Eminem, played by Eminem, and his everyday struggles in the slums of Detroit. The story here is one that is very familiar, and if you've ever watched a sports drama you've seen this in some form or another. So, in a few scenes, the things that happen are predictable. It's a flaw that the film almost can't help, but it's a flaw that can be overlooked thanks to the surprisingly impressive performance by Marshall Mathers (that's Eminem's real name, in case you don't know). Having grown up in the same environment that his character, Jimmy "Rabbit" Smith, suffers through in the film, he is able to deliver a hard-hitting, real performance that draws audiences into his character's difficult life. This is another thing the film does excellently: it provides an authentic, engrossing journey into the lives of the low-class city dwellers, one that is suitably depressing at times. It made me feel sorry for the characters portrayed in the movie, and it made me all the more thankful for the privileges I have in my life. And many aspects of the plot that seemed otherwise unimportant and unnecessary contribute to that atmosphere that the film sets up. The supporting cast in the movie is also strong, even though some performances were more memorable than others (Kim Basinger's was one of the biggest stand-outs). In the end, 8 Mile is a well-done film that provides an emotional journey into the life of a young man who is able to rise out of the shit-hole and achieve greatness. It's memorable, and it's a reminder as to why Eminem and rappers like him are respected in the ways they are.
Kate M (jp) wrote: I wouldn't say it was bad but it just seemed to be a paint-by-numbers film. It was just all pretty generic. Out of the post apocalyptic books to films trend, I'd say it's somewhere in the middle, not as interesting as the politics and moral discussion of Hunger Games, but it at least makes more sense than Maze Runner.
Clay E (nl) wrote: I don't really care to much for Jack Black or Owen Willson, but I was really surprised at how much I liked them in this movie