Gary Cooper is cast as a racketeer known only as The Kid. He has chosen a life of crime out of love for Nan (Sylvia Sidney), the daughter of mob henchman Pop Cooley (Guy Kibbee). Eventually railroaded into prison by her crooked cohorts, Nan implores The Kid to give up the rackets, but he refuses. Things go downhill very rapidly after that, culminating with The Kid and Nan being taken "for a ride"
- Stars:Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney, Paul Lukas, William 'Stage' Boyd, Wynne Gibson, Guy Kibbee, Stanley Fields, Betty Sinclair, Robert Homans, Barbara Leonard,
- Director:Rouben Mamoulian,
Nan, a racketeer's daughter, is in love with The Kid, a shooting gallery showman. Despite Nan's prodding, The Kid has no ambitions about joining the rackets and making enough money to ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
City Streets torrent reviews
(it) wrote: Interesting and informative
(ca) wrote: Claire Denis' "35 Shots of Rhum" is a delicate, beautiful, humanistic glimpse on human relationships, interactions, hopes and failures. At the macro level, is a shot at Europe as a melting-pot of intertwined cultures, divisions, but also ... a community of values. Intelligent cinema.
(nl) wrote: Because it is a film that has a sub plot about a newspaper journalist one would expect the writing to be of a high standard and thankfully this one is. The story is of a serious tone but has some laughs along the way. Actors though young put in a fine performance worthy of the time and Bruce is especially fun as his character. The diagnostic play of the mystery has a strong end. Nibbles: Rhubarb Crumble and custard.
(au) wrote: Next is one of those Nick Cage quickies he used to slip in between big projects a goofy sci fi story where he can see two minutes into the future, amazingly the FBI are hedging there bets in the hope someone with the potential to see into the future can stop a bomb from blowing up LA good to see there using there time in the most efficient way,Creepy cage meanwhile is doing something similiar pinning his hopes on a chance encounter with a girl hes seen in a distant meet cute scenario, this is all pretty stupid with Julianne Moore barking orders looking miserable every second shes on screen, its Cage though who manages to somehow stop this mess from completely derailing.
(gb) wrote: Give us free!A slave ship carrying cargo for Spain from Cuba is taken over by the slaves and docked in America. The year is 1839 and civil unrest is weighing heavy in the United States where the North believes strongly against slavery and the south believes in the practice. The ship is Spanish property and by treaty, so is the cargo; however, former President John Adams may become inspired by this story to free the slaves on the ship despite the treaty."I wanted to kill them too but they convinced some of us that they would take us back home."Steven Spielberg, director of ET, Jaws, Saving Private Ryan, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Color Purple, and Minority Report, delivers Amistad. The storyline for this picture is interesting and a bit unpredictable. The acting is very good and the storyline is worth following. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anna Paquin, and Djimon Hounsou. "A dung-scraper may be just the type of man we need now."Amistad is a movie I came across on Netflix and decided to watch again for the second time ever. This is one of those films you kind of feel like you only need to see once. The movie is fairly good and worthwhile. It probably could have been a little better but tells an interesting tale. I recommend seeing this once but I wouldn't add it to my DVD collection."You belong with us."Grade: B
(gb) wrote: Darkman (Arnold Vosloo) faces a a criminal drug lord named Peter Rooker (Jeff Fahey) in the third "Darkman" movie. Overall a ok action movie and (direct to video) sequel, but not nearly as good as the first one.
(fr) wrote: Very funny and clever movie. Williams was a great.
(ag) wrote: CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD seemed like it would feel right at home on the Lifetime Network. There's nothing wrong with that, per se, except that those types of films tend to go for the easy emotional hook rather than dealing with harsher realities that might be more true to life. However, this film rises above that, to a degree, thanks to some good work by the reliable William Hurt and an eye-opening performance by deaf actress Marlee Matlin. Her presence was critical to making it work, and its success mostly rests on her shoulders.The story concerns a teacher, James Leeds (William Hurt), who is a new addition to the faculty at Kittredge School for the Deaf. He is an idealistic person with unconventional teaching methods who quickly earns the trust and admiration of his students. However an employee, Sarah (Marlee Matlin), and also a former student, proves more of a challenge. Despite her resistance to him trying to help, a romance blossoms between the two and sets the stage for a clash of wills.Aside from the outstanding performances (including a small, but affecting turn by Piper Laurie as Sarah's mother), one thing I thought was really well-done was the intimate moments of conflict between James and Sarah after the point in the story where they fall in love. Those dialogue exchanges were key to what I felt was the central struggle in the film. Nominally, it was about a man in love trying to get through to a deaf woman, but it can also be generalized to any relationship where communication can be difficult. Men and women often enter a relationship hoping that the other person will meet them on their own terms, but the reality is that it's best if they meet each other halfway. This is something I thought was beautifully explored in the film. I also enjoyed the many scenes where James interacts with his students, as these provided some comic relief.Still, not everything was so admirable. For one, I thought that the film took a rather patriarchal attitude towards women. Marlee Matlin, strong as her performance may have been, is still playing a strong-willed woman who finds herself in being with a man, just shy of being domesticated. At one point during the obligatory separation part of any romantic drama, she moves back in with her mother and gets a job, but doesn't find fulfillment in it. I understand that this film was made close to 30 years ago (and the play it was based on) so it's a product of its time, but things like that have a detrimental effect on how well a film ages. And with respect to its attitudes towards women, this film has not aged well in my opinion. They also took a rather pedestrian and cliche approach to the romantic elements of the story.Overall, this was a well-acted and (seemingly) well-meaning look at love in a unique relationship/circumstance. Some of the music was a little too on-the-nose, but generally was fitting. I also enjoyed the 80's pop songs they included in the soundtrack. What the film does best is explore the difficulties inherent in a relationship between a hearing and deaf person, which can be generalized to the difficulty in any relationship. Still, it's retrograde (at least, now) attitude towards women makes it a little lesser of a film than it could have been.
(fr) wrote: Part 2 is basically a repeat of the first film except this time Jason is the killer. The killer in part 2 may be more intimidating, but it doesn't have the same effect as the first one, because there is really no surprise element when we first see who the killer is, Overall Part 2 is an okay sequel and isn't a bad movie.
(au) wrote: Un bon p'tit polar de la Warner. Robinson dans le role du flic apres le "Petit Cesar", ca surprend un peu surtout vu la gueule de l'emploi du bonhomme. Et Bogart, toujours autant classe...
(ag) wrote: Doh! I watched this?