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James H (it) wrote: Two night stand is a sweet and innocent film that at times, is actually pretty funny too. Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton are able to seem very natural despite the fact that the scenario is a bit unrealistic. The main problem the film suffers with is when it trys to be too clever by raising controversial topics about love in the real world, I think the director trys to be too clever for their own good.
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Brian K (kr) wrote: Another Oscar-Bait biography. Luckily Sean Penn is an absolute revelation as San Francisco politician Harvey Milk.
Peter N (au) wrote: A story about loss buried deep inside a story about lives where one story is told and many just glimpsed. The pace was fascinating... slow but entrancing, leaving you calm and thoughtful at the end.
Alex B (jp) wrote: I thought this film was very good. It's not perfect ? for example, the beginning is told with perhaps a little too much short hand ? but it's very gripping as a psychological portrait, and it's beautifully shot. Highly recommended.
Phillip H (ru) wrote: One of Dolph Lundgrens greatest films, lots of graphic violence and not bad acting either. If he keeps on a path like this he will be right up there with JCVD etc.
Lovro H (ca) wrote: This is one awesome ghost movie! I have to say, early movies of Peter Jackson are very weird (Bad Taste, Dead Alive...), but at the same time very enjoyable. This is a great example of how a horror/comedy should be done! Sure, there are a lot of tone changes from comedy to horror and vice versa, but it's not really a problem. The story is interesting and there are some good, unexpected, plot twists along the way. The acting is also very good, but the characters are all weird and twisted in some way or the other. One of the villains, the FBI agent, is very messed up. That reveal near the end took me by suprise and it was over-the-top ridiculous, but funny in a weird way. This movie has some of the best ghost effects I've seen ever, even by new standards! The soul collector and the ending "road" to hell and heaven are especially amazing. All in all, a highly enjoyable and sometimes laugh out loud funny horror/comedy that shouldn't be taken very seriously. Would recommend!
Joseph M (ca) wrote: Apparently his son is also hard to kill.
Josh S (ag) wrote: A spaghetti western with a bunch of musicians from the 80's. Awful at times but also entertaining, quite possibly for the odd ball factor of its cast. Joe Strummer is having a lot of fun, as I usual find he does on camera.
Gimly M (de) wrote: Although the seventies was certainly more the era for revenge flicks, the eighties certainly had their fair share, and if I'm completely honest, Class of 1984 does not stand particularly high among them.But I really did enjoy it. It's nice to go back to some classic R-rated cinema with low expectations and have those expectations met. It may not sound like much of a compliment but Hell, it's better than most can muster. Sure it suffers from that standard catchall where you chuck the villains some Nazi references to make sure nobody can sympathise with them (which actually particularly aggravated me, because the next day they throw you a curve-ball with the leader of the villains by making him actually a three dimensional character, but his gang never amount to more than utterly moronic skinheads-come-punks), but I found its merits outweighed its downfalls.It was one of Michael J. Fox's first roles (simply "Michael Fox" at the time) and I'm told presents a vision of Detroit, L.A and Chicago schools that is horrifically accurate to this day (having never seen them myself, I can neither confirm nor deny this). Doesn't matter, because what's important is that this dated piece does hold up to this days gauge for entertainment-value. Or at least it does mine.65%-Gimly
Ms Amanda J (de) wrote: God. Only saw the beginning and the music was dated, unpleasantly flowy and bad. The cast is unattractive (ie. girl who played Bernadette), you know how great the rest of this movie will be with an incredibly boring first five minutes and I changed the channel pretty quickly.
Joe B (us) wrote: a little slow here and there, but some cool twists save it
Eric R (gb) wrote: The early 70's was a rocky time for Hammer studios. A new breed of horror film with the likes of The Exorcist and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre made the companies output seem as old as the periods they take in. Fans were expecting contemporary horror with added violence and graphic visuals and Hammer just didn't have a nitch in this market. Not surprisingly Captain Kronos tanked at the box office and this is just a damn shame as Captain Kronos is one of Hammer's most overlooked gems in their large catalog.Like the title says, Captain Kronos is a vampire hunter. He and his humble sidekick roam the British countryside slaying vampires wherever they might come up. Young girls in a small village are coming under attack by a hooded figure who drains them of their youth. Kronos, his sidekick track down the original to an ancient family that has ties to the dreaded Karstein family. Hammer aficionados will recognize that name as that is the family name in the Karstein trilogy (which includes the films The Vampire Lovers, Lust for a Vampire, and Twins of Evil) so if you want to get technical Captain Kronos could be considered a spin-off from that interesting trilogy. I love little connections like that in films and I thank the filmmakers for writing that in.The film, typical with hammer productions, has a beautiful look to it with nice direction, wonderful costume design, and solid acting. A kickass score just tops it off. Sadly there are a few flaws which keep this from becoming one of Hammer's all time great films. Captain Kronos for the most part is a rather poorly developed character. Not much is know of him other than some quick dialogue about haw he returned back from the war only to have his sister attack and bite him as she was turned into a vampire (anyone else thinks this sounds familiar to Blade?). I wish his character was a little more fleshed out. Along his journey Kronos picks up a gypsy girl and she really has no plot relevance other than eye candy. Our Karnstein family here is also not as threatening as I would have liked them to be. The family is just wishy washy and I never felt that Kronos was in real danger. I also found it to be in poor taste to have Kronos's side kick to be a hunchback. Really? How much more clich can we get guys? Why not call him Igor for Christ sake!Despite its flaws Captain Kronos comes out being a highly entertaining Hammer film and it just saddens me that none of the planned sequels ever got made. Perhaps some of the sequels would have delved more into the back story of the character. We might have even got a team-up with Hammer's other grand vampire slayer Van Helsing. Hey, a Hammer fan can dream can't he?! The film has an ever growing cult audience and I highly recommend fans of this old fashioned-type of horror to seek it out.
Eric D (ag) wrote: [size=3][b]Salvator Giulliano[/b][/size] I was really looking forward to Salvatore Giuliano; it has an amazing Criterion case and it looks like just the type of movie I'd love. Sort of reminded me a lot of my beloved [i]Battle of Algiers[/i]. However, by the time I was half way through I realized this was not what I had hoped it to be. What I did like about it was the way it was shot, newsreel style, and the actual story. It's the true tale of a revolutionary/bandit (depends who is speaking) who is eventually found shot in the streets. It begins with showing the police finding his body, then goes back from the beginning and tells his story up until he is murdered, at which time the movie shows what [i]really[/i] happened to him. This sounds very good, yes, but the way it was put together destroys the potential. Many of the scenes felt randomly placed, and often I was confused as to why certain things were happening. At times there would be a scene placed which apparently had nothing to do with the film, and I'm still bewildered their meaning. It's too bad, because this could have been a brilliant film, but it's dragged down by being poorly cut. There were a few scenes I loved however, such as the court trail. They really held me attention and had me wondering what was going to happen next. Unfortunately, most of the time this is not the case and I struggled just to keep up with what was happening instead of being enthralled or engaged. It was actually quite tiresome. It really is disappointing that it had to turn out like it did; I think it really could have been as great as [i]The Battle of Algiers[/i]. Despite certain aspects which were good, such as the way it was shot and a few select scenes, everything else weights it down and the editing basically ruined what had so, so much potential. [size=2][b]**1/2 ------------------------------------ [size=3]Harakiri [/size][/b][/size] Lately I?ve been discovering amazing Japanese films, nearly one every week. It all started with [i]Sword of Doom[/i] and I?ve just adored virtually every one of them. There is something about Japanese films from the 50?s and 60?s the just clicks with me. However, I can safely say [i]Harakiri[/i] has been one of the best of what I?ve seen thus far. Right from the opening shot of [i]Harakiri[/i] I sensed the film was something special. The way the camera slowly leaned in and panned around the mysterious set of armour felt so uneasy and puzzling. It is almost as if this opening shot was a foreshadowing of things to come, as much of [i]Harakiri [/i]has to do with mystery and puzzlement. [i]Harakiri[/i] actually reminded me a lot of [i]Rashomon[/i] when it comes to the way the story was told, but the difference is I was disappointed with [i]Rashomon[/i] ? I absolutely loved [i]Harakiri[/i]. Going back to the opening shot, it was also a great indicator of the way [i]Harakiri?s [/i]cinematography[color=darkgreen][u][/u][/color] was going to be like. It is usually quite still, with slow tracks, pans and generally very careful, smooth movement. However, there are often times quick yet controlled zooms on faces to indicate shock, and when there are sword fights the camera starts to really move. It follows the duelists, careful to capture their every movement, and then will turn on its side of [i]The Third Man[/i] esque slanted shots, which looked gorgeous. Overall, as I?ve said, the cinematography was beautiful. It has a perfect balance between letting the viewer focus on what is happening and having pure visual flair. I?d put this in a top list of cinematography for sure; it was that expert! Hand in hand with the cinematography was the editing, which was to say the least very interesting. The way [i]Harakiri?s[/i] narrative was structured (which I will get to), it required very carefully cutting. Thankfully it was edited flawlessly, and held all the films parts together spotlessly. The cuts between shots and the way the editing held the flow of the cinematography was impeccable, and better yet was the way it was paced. To explain why it was paced so well and why the editing worked so well with the story is hard to describe without getting into the actual plot however. The way it is structured is [i]Rashomon[/i] style; stories within stories. In this case, it is about a scruffy looking Samurai who shows up at a clan?s fortress asking to be allowed to kill himself. The clan is suspicious about this, and this is where the stories within stories begin to be told. Through various[color=darkgreen][u][/u][/color] narrators back story, major plot points, turning points and even grin enticing twists are flushed out. It is really quite complex, but it works so perfectly because I never knew what was going to happen next. The entire time I had no idea what the scuffy looking samurai?s true intentions were, and it was so involving and absorbing to watch it all fold out. The story for [i]Harakiri[/i] was defiantly one of the main highlights of the film, as it was just brilliant. Man on man, I don?t know how to fit everything else in. I mean, the performances for example. They all were so refined and expertly given, particularly from Tatsuya Nakadai. They took the wonderful script and characters and breathed energetic life into them. How about the fight chorography? Albeit, there were not actually many sword fights, but when there were the cinematography coupled with the carefully planed chorography made for excellent sword play, particularly in the final fight scene which I thought was simply a classic sword battle. It reminded me a lot of the final scene of [i]Sword of Doom[/i], which was incredible. I am probably missing some things about [i]Harakiri[/i] which deserve to be mentioned, but I think it is safe to say you get the point; [i]Harakiri [/i]was a masterpiece. No mater what component of the film you look at, whether it be the complex, layered and overall stunning story, or the astonishing cinematography and direction, everything was just virtually perfect. Not only is this one of the best Japanese films I?ve seen so far (which I saying a lot, but it is also simply one of the best films I?ve seen regardless of genere. I highly recommend you see this, and if you happen to be a fan of foreign movies[color=darkgreen][u][/u][/color]you are [i]required[/i] to see this. [size=3]*****[/size]
Jacob F (fr) wrote: Good drama, with very affecting performances from the two leads
Alexis W (au) wrote: funny as heck laughed my butt off