A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.
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Logan M (gb) wrote: The darkest and most gripping father and son story ever seen, and it's made all the better by superb performances from up-and-coming actor Jack O'Connell as the rampant youth and Ben Mendelsohn as the parental figure.
Ethan T (it) wrote: I've seen the trailer for Mr Pip so many times it almost felt like I'd seen it already. Director Adamson re-cut the film, apparently to tone down some of the violence, which was (it was felt) off-putting to US and European audiences unfamiliar with the grim events that occurred during the Bougainville insurrection. Nevertheless, the violence that remains is indelibly powerful and shocking - this is no easy watch. Similarly, while it is by no means necessary to have read Lloyd Jones' award-winning novel, a certain familiarity with Great Expectations is advantageous, and it is a sad fact that this may be a declining minority of cinema-goers. In any case, Hugh Laurie is winningly noble and engaging as the itinerant teacher Watts, and the youthful Xzannjah Matsi is strong as the insightful, questing Matilda - bringing to mind the much younger Quvenzhan Wallis' performance in last year's Beasts of the Southern Wild. Another, albeit gentler comparison is to The Orator - a film that depicts life in New Zealand's Pacific neighbours with a commendable honesty. It's a sad fact that Mr Pip is unlikely to reach the audience it deserves, but as an experiment in bringing an almost unfilmable book to the screen, it deserves great credit.
Willard M (de) wrote: Severence (2006) Directed by: Christopher SmithProduced by: Steve Christian, Michael KuhnWritten by: James Moran, Christopher Smith Cinematography: Ed WildEditing: Stuart GazzardSoundtrack: Christian Henson Actors: Toby Stephens, Claudie Blakley, Andy Nyman, Babou Ceesay, Tim McInnerney ?Foursome?? Goldilocks and the Three Bears, meet Christopher Smith. Christopher Smith, meet Stanley Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick, meet the B-Movie horror genre. B-Movies, let?s introduce you to the new millenium. When Saw came out, I wasn?t the least bit surprised that the industry of horror films had struck so low a point as to take the gore/special effects sequences of our favorite classic slasher flicks and throw them together and call them the film?s ?gimmick?. It was definitely American B-Movies that inspired the latest craze in filmmaking to be splurges of blood-drenched scenes, and it is certainly not overlooked by critics such as myself who have actually taken the time to enjoy the cult-cinema of the 60?s, through really the 80?s, when lower budget constraints lead to more buckets of paint rather than a stronger selection of screenwriting. However, while in the ?old days?, when a B-Movie was billed next to an A-Movie and a short, in today?s world, most of the B-Movies that are released are given short runs in select theaters before going directly to video. These are the cherished winners, the shining light on the film schools of America that had done during the 90?s an incredible amount of output of marginally disposable horror films. Scream Trilogy, anyone? Interestingly, the new era of filmmaking is doing a fantastic job mimicking the ways of the older cinema/nickelodeon. The direct-to-video horror genre propelled by horror festivals and the pressures some of these young directors must feel from student loans has lead to quite a surplus of incredibly grotesque underground movies. Severance is now the one, though. The film by Christopher Smith borrows heavily on the Saw premise of nonstop surprises and successfully takes it a step further out into the realm of, yes that?s right I?m drawing a parrallel to classics with this thrilling piece of entertainment, Stanley Kubrick. I think Mr. Smith would be proud of that distinction, but he earned it, and if Kubrick was still alive I think he?d get a kick out of this. The plot is far from vague, and for this reason we find ourselves literally engrossed in the action throughout the film. By keeping up with the times while putting a hand right on the pressure of changing world political systems, the film plays right onto our daily phobias and paranoias. It stars a group of weapons manufacurers from Great Britain. They work for a global conglomerate responsible for supplying guns and ammunition to (of course,) armed forces, national security, as well as terrorists. But as we all know, one of those three bears is sure to bite the hand that feeds it. However, while the group is out on a team-building resort getaway in Romania, the question is simple: ?How well does a group of weapons specialists fare when their weapons are stripped and they are left completely abondoned in the middle of nowhere?? It might not sound spooky yet, and believe me, they don?t have much to be scared of in the real world, so don?t expect them to act like the Sorority Girl Massacre girls that we?re so used to in even big-budget horrorfilms of today. They seem, especially at first, fairly impervious to fright or even the creepiness of the vacant, run down, low-ceiling and bug-infested house they land themselves in. As an audience, though, we can tell the trouble is brewing just by the dramatic and excellent soundtrack. The guy in the woods with the briefcase may be a big hint as well, but as that the movie plays it safe with the supplemental humor shots, we are constantly brought further into the movie?s suspenseful clamber until by the end we are gasping for breath. The horror movie genre is still running strong, but a sidestep from the normal zombie-fare is currently especially juicy, so grab a bag of popcorn and dim the lights, but don?t pop the mushroom bag open like poor Steve. No, we don?t want you to actually survive this movie. And we won?t pay your severance. 10/10
Matt C (gb) wrote: A film lifted above the norm by sheer grit, horror and fantastic performances. Oldman actually doesn't seem to have a lot to say as a Director other than just portraying this mixed up family on screen. It's real strength though lies in the performances of 4 generations of women, all who you feel have had to suffer through the actions of men, and then been left to pick up the pieces afterwards. It's not an easy watch but it's compelling nonetheless.
Mark D (jp) wrote: A charming performance that serves as an interesting counterpart to Tati's fictional and more mechanical movies. But the bits in this movie are hit or miss, with a few more misses.
IM MATT CLARKE (kr) wrote: This movie was filled with the gayest bikers I've ever seen and a surprising lack of werewolves!!!
Jamie C (mx) wrote: One of the most famous Bonds for a number of reasons, Odd Job, First time we have decent gadgets and plus a soundtrack plus many memorable scenes, As for the film itself it has a good story easy to follow and told well, Even though there's not allot of action it still manages to keep us entertained that's something the first two never did, There was a nice twist at the end that worked well, Overall one of the better Bonds.
Nicholas L (es) wrote: Great story and ending
April W (nl) wrote: Interesting story line, ok acting, but lacked something. Had the potential to be a great movie.