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Katie B (mx) wrote: Adult man meets beautiful girl-woman and they form a questionable relationship. It's certainly not a new concept for a film but it is a subject matter which can be approached from different perspectives, with specific intentions and varying results. Examples which immediately come to mind include American Beauty, An Education, and Liberal Arts.Sara St. Onge's feature debut Molly Maxwell is set at a liberal progressive school, where 16-year-old Molly (Lola Tash) is struggling to find her feet amongst her free-spirited peers. It is assumed that each student is a creative genius in waiting, but Molly lacks inspiration and feels suffocated by these expectations. She eventually finds motivation in her young, attractive English teacher Ben (Charlie Carrick), who encourages her to pursue photography. When Ben reluctantly agrees to mentor her photography project, the two form a close relationship which develops into an awkward, difficult romance. Their relationship progresses naturally and knowingly, with Molly aware of her sexual attractiveness and with Ben cautious of becoming too friendly and intimate with his student. There is initial resistance, but restraint eventually proves a little too much for Ben; though it is made clear that he struggles with the moral implications of his relationship with Molly.With a film such as Molly Maxwell, success lies heavily on the central characters and the actors who play them. St. Onge has created two realistic leads in Molly Maxwell and Ben Carter. They are flawed and we don't necessarily like them all of the time; it's difficult not to occasionally roll our eyes at Ben's conflicted twenty-something failed musician persona, and we frown upon Molly's disregard of her friends. However there is something reassuringly human about the two characters' naivety and selfishness, and their struggle to do "the right thing". It is refreshing that St. Onge does us a favour by not telling the audience how to feel and allowing us to make our own judgements. This is not a lecture in morality or a cautionary tale about the confused little girl and the predatory older man. Molly's vulnerability is not overstated, nor is she portrayed as a manipulative seductress who lures the poor unsuspecting man into a trap which results in his downfall.The cast- from students, to teachers, to parents- are impossibly attractive. That aside, there are strong performances by both lead characters and from Molly's well-meaning but nauseatingly liberal parents (Krista Bridges and Rob Stewart). Lola Tash and Charlie Carrick have great screen presence individually, and together their chemistry appears very natural. This is an achievement considering that the film was shot in only 18 days, and St. Onge made the decision to keep them apart until shooting began.This is a promising debut from Sara St. Onge and it will be interesting to see what she follows it up with. Personally, I'm hoping for something which is both well-written and distinctively set in Toronto, like Molly Maxwell, only with a little more grit.
Angeline C (gb) wrote: Budrus is exceptional! I liked how it shows both sides, the Israeli soldiers and the Palestinians. This film stands above other films I have seen on this subject. It seems to shed light by calling on humanity's consciousness to do what is right in the world. I found Budrus to be an accurate portrayal of a nonviolent resistance movement. I was really impressed how the different factions had to come together to really make a statement. It was inspiring to see Fatah, Hamas, Israeli and international activists, and especially to see the women protesting for humanity and human rights right along side the men. I like how they use public relations and nonviolent protest to protect their livelihood (Their Olive Groves). Budrus is in my mind is a must see documentary. I recommend this doc to anyone who wants a "how to" guide for making peace and solidarity between different peoples of the world.
Joel H (ag) wrote: Macgruber isn't funny. It's just not humorous at all. I think the filmmakers got comedy confused with vulgarity. Shock humor is a lazy style of comedy in the first place, and it's even less effective when it's constantly thrown at you. The SNL skit this movie is based on wasn't that good in the first place, but this movie is even worse. I wish I wouldn't have wasted my time on it.
Mike S (es) wrote: A nearly note-perfect character study about a middle-aged, alcoholic country singer (Jeff Bridges) trying to eke out a living playing his old hits in small-town bowling alleys and bars. He meets a nice woman; he fights with his manager about the gigs and about being the opening act for a rising star singer who used to be a member of his band, when he had a band. Those are essentially the only plot points -- the story is simple and straightforward. The real appeal in this film is Bridges's performance. He totally inhabits this character. He's a decent guy with some serious talent and some serious flaws. We see him recognize a good thing in the woman he meets, but he isn't ready yet to straighten up. He's neither hero nor villain; he's just struggling, like all of us.
Mike P (mx) wrote: kind of fun but kind of stupid, whatever your in the mood for
Thomas H (ca) wrote: Really boring and kinda stupid. Not scary at all but it's a pretty good thriller. The only action-like part is the end.
Kim M (it) wrote: This is my new "guilty pleasure" movie....so many funny lines from Martin Short in this teen flick! It would probably rate well with those who enjoyed "10 Things I Hate About You".
William S (us) wrote: Of Ed Woods films, this is my least favourite, because while his others were enjoyably bad, this is quite hard to sit through. Far more worthy of the title "worst film ever made" than his other effort, Plan 9.
Jens S (ca) wrote: The interesting premise is not developed to its full potential here. While the production design and effects are overall decent, it's the story that drags on a little bit. What begins looking like Blade Runner soon becomes more of a Neil Blomkamp kinda film, without taking the action or violence very far. The showdown is another example of a good idea not entirely thought or pulled through. Too bad, this could have been cooler.
Ashley H (au) wrote: Beneath the Planet of the Apes is a decent film. It is about the sole survivor of an interplanetary rescue mission who searches for the only survivor of the previous expedition. James Franciscus and Kim Hunter give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Ted Post did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the action and adventure.