Capturing the Friedmans
An Oscar nominated documentary about a middle-class American family who is torn apart when the father Arnold and son Jesse are accused of sexually abusing numerous children. Director Jarecki interviews people from different sides of this tragic story and raises the question of whether they were rightfully tried when they claim they were innocent and there was never any evidence against them.
- Stars:Julie K. Smith, Arnold Friedman, Elaine Friedman, David Friedman, Seth Friedman, Jesse Friedman, John McDermott, Frances Galasso, Anthony Sgeugloi, Chuck Scarborough, Joseph Onorato, Judd Maltin, Howard Friedman, Abbey Boklan, Ron Georgalis, Scott Banks,
- Director:Andrew Jarecki,
Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Capturing the Friedmans torrent reviews
(mx) wrote: In a day and age where horror that feels original is more and more rare, Oculus comes along and proves that all it takes is a director with a voice: in this case, that director is sophomore director Mike Flanagan. Following his low-budget debut Absentia three years prior, Flanagan firmly establishes himself as a horror director to keep an eye on. With Oculus, he really puts us in the shoes of the two lead siblings (Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites) struggling to solve the mystery of their parents' (Rory Cochrane, Katee Sackhoff) deaths eleven years prior, in that a good majority of the scares are completely psychological. The movie does a great job of setting up an atmosphere that leads to a lot of questioning about what's reality and what's just an illusion caused by the mysterious mirror that may or may not be causing all of the chaos. One scene in particular, involving an apple and a lightblub, is really effective, even in spite of it clearly being set up. Flanagan finds a nice mix of familiar jump scares and silent scares here as well: they way many unnerving images are shown with no loud scare really builds a sense of dread, and makes the jump scares feel earned.Equally impressive is how Flanagan handles the narrative. The film runs two storylines simultaneously, the present day story of Kaylie and Tim Russell looking into the mystery of the mirror and the events from their past leading up to the present day, and constantly jumps back and forth between them. While there's occasionally a slight moment of confusion in how we've transitioned from one storyline to the other, Flanagan almost seamlessly crafts one continuous narrative from these two separate stories. Kaylie and Tim's opposing views on the mirror creates a nice dynamic between the two characters, and both Gillan and Thwaites turn in strong performances with a lot of emotion infused into the more harrowing sequences of the movie. The focus on character alongside atmosphere makes for a very balanced film that is one of the finest in recent years.
(kr) wrote: Excellente surprise que cette comdie signe et avec Max Boublil. Son duo avec Alain Chabat est excellent. D'ailleur Chabat est excellent dans ce rle d'un cinquantenaire ptant les plombs, faisant sa crise d'ado face une vie monotone. Ce "road movie" apporte de bons gags et de bonnes rpliques. Un bon feelgood movie au final. A voir pour passer un trs bon moment. Note : 7/10
(us) wrote: I want to see it in theaters in 3-D, next year, instead seeing it on direct-to-video! I want to see Top Cat: the Movie as the first, theatrical flash-animated movie, in history, released by Warner Bros. Pictures! Please, release it theatrically! :(
(br) wrote: The Movie Its Almost The Same Like The Other "FOUND FOOTAGE" Movies But This Its More Scary & Very Creppy!
(ru) wrote: Tediously un-original, since when did the only criteria to make a film become 'I've seen a few horror movies that I'll happily re-hash'?
(de) wrote: It just didn't work for me. I loved the original which maybe why I'm so hard on the film but I don't have that connection with characters. It was shot nicely and had semi good dialogue, but the "horror" scenes were terrible. They were extremely fake even though distantly shot. Abby was portrayed as more sinister in this version which created less connection between the audience and her. Still it was a decent movie which had some potential.
(fr) wrote: Satire is always usually very cynical - and so is this movie. A wonderful take on the lobbyists and/for tobacco. Darkly comic. The dialogues are a beauty - you are never wrong if you argue right.Must watch
(nl) wrote: My man, Jeff Morrow!
(it) wrote: ok low budget actioner
(kr) wrote: Best Friends: A hilarious romantic comedy featuring Ryan Reynolds as a lovable high school nerd turned Hollywood record label hotshot who tries to reunite with his crush while stuck in his hometown for the holidays with his ridiculous Britney Spears-ish "star" Anna Faris, who steals the show. It's completely silly but cute and has loads of laughs. B+
(gb) wrote: Four cowboys come together from different walks of life, and ends up in the town of "Silverado", where come together to battle a corrupt sheriff (Brian Dennehy) and an equally corrupt rancher who takes over the family land of one of them. If you are a fan of the old Westerns, you will notice that just about everything seen in them is in this movie. You get the corrupt sheriff, about two jail breaks, a few bar room brawls, shootouts, ambushes and just about every other cliche you can think of. I would suggest that, if at all possible, you watch this movie in letterbox format. There is a lot of scenery in this film that looks pretty good full-screen (the version I saw was formatted to fit the screen), but would look even better if you can see the whole picture. This is a real star-studded movie. This film tries to give camera time to every major actor in this, but many are not in major roles and aren't seen much. Many of the stars should have been in the film more if you ask me. Another problem with this movie is that it's slow. If you ask me, there was a lot of scenes that seemed to drag on a bit too long. I, at times, started to only listen to the movie while looking at my computer. I also found that many of the performances were a bit weak, as was the script. Many times, the performances appeared to me to be a little weak. I also found that many of the characters weren't well developed as they could have. One thing I liked was the look of the Old West towns, and the wardrobes. A lot of the clothing worn by the men looks like it's collected a lot of dust. The clothing on the women also looks pretty authentic for the time the movie takes place in. There is a lot of gun play in this movie, which you would expect. But the blood is kept pretty much to a minimum. You won't see any blood exploding from a gunshot wound anywhere in this movie. If somebody is a victim of a gunshot to the head, you won't see any blood flying from the wound. But, you will see blood coming from chest wounds, but it mostly stains the shirt the person shot is wearing. A knife comes into play at one point or another, but they seemed to have forgotten that these wounds also cause blood to come from the body. There is some mild language in this film. The worst being the N-word, which is only heard once in the entire movie despite a couple of African-Americans being the victim in this film. This movie is worth seeing only once, if you ask me. I can't say that you should put this on your "Must See" list. However, it is worth a look at if you come across this on television.
(it) wrote: Every scene is predictable. Feel like I completely wasted my time