Italian-French-British TV film targeting the US audience, about the fashion icon Coco Chanel. The film begins with the fashion goddess (deftly played by Shirley MacLaine) in her twilight years, steeped in wealth and fame, still issuing game-changing designs and collections. From here the biopic looks backwards to the woman's upbringing in an orphanage, and traces her path to ubiquity as it winds through poverty, wars, doomed romances, and rather glamorous betrayals.
Ryan V (kr) wrote: Solid work from Bridges, Allen, and Landau lend to the real life tale of a man that tries to intrude into the world of Detroit automobile tycoons. It's an ill-fated attempt, but it's fun to watch Tucker try.
monsieur r (mx) wrote: Television level film about cloning for world domination. A sequel to the truely imaginative Westworld, starring Yul Brenner. Westworld was much better as a similar futuristic, theme park and robot world story. Futureworld management regroups in this one as its failed Westworld concept theme park had way, way too many dead customers. Who's a robot and who is not? That is the question. Suggested viewing for all Peter Fonda (Easy Rider) fans, he appears here as a reporter investigating Futureworld on a tip from a murdered employee. Television fans of The Rockford Files will recognize "Angel" as he appears as one of the few remaining human maintenance workers at Futureworld. Yul Brenner reprises his role in Westworld as the killer Western robot, dressed exactly like he was in The Magnificent Seven. Not a bad action thriller for those that fancy a new world order. Cast Blythe Danner Peter Fonda Yul Brynner Arthur Hill Stuart Margolin John Ryan Crew Executive Producer: Samuel Z. Arkoff Producer: James T. Aubrey Director: Richard T. Heffron Composer: Fred Karlin Producer: Paul N. Lazarus III Costume Designer: Ann McCarthy Editor: James Mitchell Cinematographer: Howard Shwarz Screenplay: Mayo Simon Production Designer: Trevor Williams Screenplay: George Schenck
Simon D (us) wrote: More than just a musical, thankfully. I was quite impressed by Liza Minelli; I thought I'd be indifferent but found that she was not too bad at all. I never really liked Michael York either but he was quite bearable in this too. The story is alright but I think, overall, the film is a bit overrated.
Raji K (ca) wrote: Orson Welles at the mere age of 25 co-writes, directs and stars in Citizen Kane. Welles is a Charles Foster Kane, a newspaper tycoon, and the film opens with him muttering Rosebud right before his death. The public does a short film on his illustrious life and they decide to try and uncover the meaning behind his final words. A reporter Jerry Thompson (goes around to various people that were close to Kane over the years and ask them if they are familiar with Rosebud. Each of people, his ex-wife, his business manager, and his best friend all recount the major pillar stones of Kane's life. They go into the detail and through the past and these interviews we learn how Kane developed to be who he was which included his vast wealth, his campaign for governor, and both of his marriages. The riddle remains unsolved until, Rosebud is revealed to be the name of the sleigh he rode on as a kid, and brings the movie full circle. All of the wealth, fame and desire to be loved stemmed from his mother sending him to boarding school at a very young age. Citizen Kane was deemed AFI's top movie ever made twice in a 10-year span. This type of information is why I try and go into films without much knowledge of the plot, or the reviews. Going into watching a movie that is expected to be No. 1 leaves me in either two scenarios. I either go in jaded thinking it will not be that great, or I hope and expect it to be that great. In this case I went with the former, but this jaded approach to starting the film from the start is unfair. I thought Citizen Kane was quite a proactive film and for 1941 is it is well ahead of its time. Welles direction is masterful and his acting as Charles Foster Kane is great as well. The development of Kane thorough out the film was done in an interesting manner that was surely original. The film has some excellent shots, and camera movements that were ground breaking and make the film quite influential. The way the film makes it seem like Kane had a great and amazing life, then as you examine it through time, he is at the end a man who just wanted to be loved and mostly had a life full of sorrow and eventually died alone thinking of his childhood demonstrates the film's story can support the film's excellent direction and technique. Citizen Kane is by no means my favorite movie, but I respect it. -3.18.2017
Daniel M (ru) wrote: As impotent and vaguely humorous as its predecessor.
Brett E (nl) wrote: Nearly all of the supporting voice talent was completely wasted (Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Seth Rogen) as they had nothing to do & no substantial character quirks. Plus, Jack Black became a little overbearing towards the end. Some of it was funny, some wasn't. Overall, and underwhelming experience for such a hyped-up movie.