Brooklyn Castle is a documentary about I.S. 318 – an inner-city school where more than 65 percent of students are from homes with incomes below the federal poverty level – that also happens to have the best, most winning junior high school chess team in the country. (If Albert Einstein, who was rated 1800, were to join the team, he’d only rank fifth best.) Chess has transformed the school from one cited in 2003 as a “school in need of improvement” to one of New York City’s best. But a series of recession-driven public school budget cuts now threaten to undermine those hard-won successes.
Brooklyn Castle is a documentary about I.S. 318, an inner-city school where more than 65% of students live below the federal poverty level but has the highest ranked junior high chess team in the nation. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(fr) wrote: his quick one liner style mixed with his comedic art makes this a must see
(de) wrote: The first Art of War wasn't good enough to have one sequel, yet alone two. They really aren't related anyway. Just a lame movie, shallow and looks as if it were just thrown together without much thought. A waste.
(it) wrote: This film continues the long tradition of Christians learning how NOT to make a movie.Like most others of it's kind, the script was poorly paced. the story would jump from one thing to several others without ever really completing a thought. And the dialogue was pitiful. Especially when the professing Christian was introduced.But why complain about that when you can complain about the performances? They were terrible! Filled with awkward blocking, faulty line deliveries, and a very viable awareness of the strangely placed camera, this puts "writer/director" Rich Cristiano right in the league of directors such as Ed Wood and William Morgan.Sorry folks, not actual entertainment. And probably not even very good witnessing material, as the gospel was presented with a very unloving face. An all around fail.
(au) wrote: Tell Them Who You Are is a fascinating look at a father by a son. What lifts this from being just any old family melodrama is that both Haskell Wexler (the father) and Mark Wexler (the son) are filmmakers. Haskell Wexler was cinematographer on Silver City, The Thomas Crown Affair (the original), One flew over the Cuckoo's nest, In the heat of the Night and many many other truly great films. It's such a thoughtful and touching piece of cinema; you see Mark reaching out across a personal and political divide with his father to try and reach some understanding with him. Wexler Junior manages to show his father without any judgement which means initially he cuts a slightly irritating and boorish figure. Wexler Junior meets his fathers friends and work colleagues who talk honestly and candidly and the bonus is you get to hear Martin Sheen talking about the meaning of life: to win our freedom on every possible level. You learn about both of their careers, but it is filtered through their personal lives which are closely linked with the films and projects that they have made. In-depth interviews with some of Hollywood's greats about being the offspring of a powerful parent (or being a powerful parent) adds to the universal appeal of this great documentary. This movie transcends Hollywood. No glitz here. Just regular people who happen to be in the entertainment business being honest about that experience. Magical!
(br) wrote: I found this neither touching or much of a story.
(jp) wrote: FUCKING hilarious!!..omg!
(ag) wrote: Ferngully is a beautiful movie. I saw it as a child and fell in love with it. As an adult I still love it.
(ru) wrote: I've only seen it on TV; which doesn't count.
(jp) wrote: absolutely amazing autobiographical story of one of the greatest teachers in history
(jp) wrote: I know a lotta people think this was the last great Western . And a Brilliant send off of the genre. Listen this was a great Western in every aspect . This film is beautiful in every way. I felt dusty just watching it. It well worth the 2:45 run time. It may be the last of its kind . But I think they're have been some great ones after . In my opinion the greatest Western of all time was probably "The Outlaw Josey Whales". At least it's my Fav. I do believe that the western had a bit of a resurgence in the late 80's and Early 90's . With films like " Dances with Wovles" (don't hate on Costner it's a great movie. "Lonesome Dove" ( I know it's TV ). And then " Unforgiven" and of course the last great western made of that time frame "Tombstone". You can make the case for a few others . But not really. If there's anyone fighting to keep the western alive it would be Tarantino. QT was made some great work tWith "Djano" and "The Hateful Eight". Bringing Sergio Leone , Peckinpah type films to a whole new generation with a QT twist. They're both fantastic modern westerns . Proving the western isn't dead. There's still hope. And when it's done right there's no better film. Once upon a time is a perfect example of it. And the score is amazing . You can truly get lost.