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Jeffrey M (au) wrote: Nothing can get the blood boiling more than the notorious Kids for Cash scandal, in which a Juvenille Court Judge allegedly sent countless kids to lock-up for very minor offenses in exchange for a financial kickback. This documentary seeks to give a broader view to the scandal, and presents a well argued critique about the juvenile justice system.What is most unique about Kids for Cash are the interviews they secured from the judges in question, namely Mark Ciavarella. Civararella argues passionately that, while he improperly took money, that is was not a quid pro quo. In light of evidence, this seems dubious, but the documentary is more than even-handed. What I liked most was the interviews with the parents and kids that were affected, set against those that argue for senseless policies such as "zero tolerance". The result is a compelling piece, well structured and maturely executed. Where the film could have been stronger, however, is in the examination of private prisons themselves. They inherently lead to corruption and represent a system in which there is a built in incentive for incarceration.3.5/5 Stars
Ethan H (fr) wrote: Not your usual type of movie but it proved to be heartfelt and true in its viewing.
Anton B (gb) wrote: Life has never looked so sad!
Kefu Z (ru) wrote: Very interesting, I do not know how to describe, but I really liked it. The smooth animation of Susan sliding through the doors in the path which she is breaking/broke really seemed satisfying to me. I really like the poster design too.
Yuri B (kr) wrote: This film was so much better than I had first anticipated... an underratedly great film.
Zarinah H (mx) wrote: I first heard part of this composition "Gloomy Sunday" in the movie Schindler's List (Widescreen Edition). I believe that the piece was played by Itzhak Perlman. The haunting strains of the music suited the somber tone of the movie which dealt with the Holocaust. In "Gloomy Sunday" the movie, the Holocaust is one of the major themes, together with the themes of love, greed, and power. The title of the movie refers to the musical composition "Gloomy Sunday" which was written in the 30s and became a hit. The music also achieved a certain level of notoriety, as it was said to have driven people to commit suicide after hearing the plaintive tones which seems to seep into one's soul. This musical composition plays a major role in the movie. The story is set in Budapest, Hungary in the 1930s where restaurant owner Laszlo (Joachim Krol) is portrayed as being in love with Ilona (Erika Marozsan) the restaurant's hostess. Men are easily smitten with Ilona, and one of them is the restaurant's new piano player, Andras (Stefano Dionisi) who falls head over heels in love with Ilona. A rather strange love triangle develops with Ilona being attracted to both men and welcoming both into her bed. What is even more amazing is that both men eventually come to accept this arrangement though they're not very happy about it. Then there's a German man, Hans Wieck, who is also captivated by Ilona's beauty and charm and proposes to her - after being turned down, he promptly jumps into the Danube, only to be rescued by Szabo. Hans professes his gratitude to Szabo, promising him they'll meet again - not realizing just how prophetic those words will be. Time passes and Andras creates the haunting composition "Gloomy Sunday", though he is none too pleased when he realizes the devastating effect it has on some of the listeners.World War Two breaks out and the Nazis invade Hungary - who should show up in Szabo's restaurant but Hans Wieck, who is now a high-ranking SS officer driven by greed and apparently lust as he still finds Ilona attractive. Things begin to get worse for the trio as Andras suspects Ilona of carrying on an affair with Hans, whilst Szabo finds his Jewish heritage might be his undoing as the Hungarian Jews begin to get deported to the camps. Will Wieck save Szabo, repaying the debt of life, or will the Nazi allow his mercenary instincts to take over? What becomes of Andras, Szabo, and Ilona? The movie's various story arcs weave together to tell a compelling and credible tale of passion, doomed romance, greed, fate, and tragedy. The lead actors portray their respective roles with depth and insight, and my particular favorite was Joachim Krol's Szabo - cheerful and optimistic, generous with his love and friendship, yet ultimately realizing his own inner flaws. The final twist in the movie left me feeling a sense of satisfaction even though this is a mostly bittersweet drama. "Gloomy Sunday" has become one of my favorite movies of all time!
Ameena M (it) wrote: i wish there had been more jennifer ehle. but i enjoyed it overall.
lou (de) wrote: La fantastica y trajica vida de dos hermanas que comparten 2 grandes amores... el amor de hermana y el amor por la musica, lo que las une y las separa.
Melinda H (kr) wrote: Horrible acting by leather face.
Bobby N (it) wrote: I feel like the movie, Patriot Games, directed by Phillip Noyce was a good movie. If I were to rate the movie out of five, I would give the movie a four out of five. The movie did a good job following the book, but they left out some big parts and other small parts of the book. The beginning of the movie had some action because Ryan got in a gunfight with the IRA terrorists who were trying to assassinate the Royal family. Then after the assassination attempt was stopped by Ryan, the movie slowed down. They had Ryan in the hospital, then sent home to Maryland, and then continuing to live his life until he gets the news that the captured IRA terrorist got out of police custody. After Ryan got the news, the suspension was building up. You watched Sean Miller plot his revenge on Ryan and his family for killing his younger brother. Sean had some of his people try to kill Ryan outside of his work while Sean went after Ryan's wife and daughter. Since Ryan killed Miller's brother, he would kill Ryan's wife and daughter. After Miller tried to kill Ryan's wife and daughter the suspense kept on building. As the movie went on, you started to think when would Miller try to kill Ryan. Then at the end of the movie, it took place at Ryan's house. Miller and his people went to kill Ryan. Ryan and his people were looking through his house, but because Ryan was apart of the Marines he knew how to evade an enemy. Ryan's wife and daughter were upstairs hiding because one of Miller's people was on there way up. When the IRA member got closer to where Ryan's wife and daughter was, you started to think if something was going to happen to them, but they are main character so you knew nothing was going to happen to them. Ryan and family evaded the IRA members and ran away from the house. Ryan and his family ran to the boats they own and Ryan decided that he would make Miller think they all went on the boats. You knew in this ending scene that one of them is going to live or both of them will die. Miller's people thought their mission was the Prince of Wales who was visiting Ryan, but Miller's mission was to kill Ryan. Miller and his people saw that Ryan was the only one on the boat so the IRA members told Miller that their mission was to get the Prince, but they ended getting killed because they tried to tell Miller to turn the boat around. You didn't expect that Miller would kill his own people. It was a jaw dropping moment. Miller kept going with the mission. Miller caught up with Ryan and jumped on his boat. They started to fight it out on a moving boat on the ocean during a storm. The adrenaline was rushing watching and waiting to see what happens. In the end, Ryan ends of pushing Miller into an anchor and killing him.Like I said in the intro, the movie did a good job following the book, but left out some big parts of the book. In the book, while Ryan was in the hospital, the doctor said that Ryan had nerve damage in his shoulder and might not be able to use his arm. In the movie, they had Ryan in the hospital for a few days then sent him home. In the movie, after Ryan gets back home asks Ryan if he wants to work at the CIA again as an analyst, but Ryan says no until his wife and daughter are sent to the hospital after being attacked. In the book, Ryan is asked to work again at the CIA and Ryan decided to work there part-time. Then in the book, after Ryan's wife and daughter are attacked and are sent to the hospital, Ryan is surprised to see his father-in-law there because they haven't spoken for three years. In the movie, Ryan's father-in-law was never there. A smaller part that was in the book, but not in the movie is that Miller was helped by an African-American terrorist organization. Then at the ending of the book, the Prince and Princess of Wales came to visit and have dinner with the Ryan's. Then Robby and Sissy Jackson came over too. They got the news that there were shootings near by. In the movie, only the Prince of Wales went to the Ryan's, but both Robby and Sissy Jackson went too. Then there was no shootings in the area too. In the final part of the movie, Miller and his IRA members broke into Ryan's home to kill Ryan and take the Prince of Wales. Ryan, his family, the Prince, and the Jackson's escaped the house and ended up leading Miller to the boats. Ryan took one of the boats to let the others escape. Miller and his IRA members took the other boat and chased Ryan. Miller and his people realized that the others weren't with Ryan. They tried to turn the boat around, but ended up getting killed because they would of stopped Miller's mission. Miller caught up with Ryan and jumped into his boat. Ryan and Miller started to fight. At the end of the fight, Ryan killed Miller by pushing him into an anchor. Ryan saw that they were about to crash into a rock so he jumped off. The FBI hostage rescue team was looking for the boat, but didn't have any luck until they saw the explosion from boat. In the book, the Prince pilots the boat and heads to Annapolis Naval Academy where military personnel help. This movie did a good job following the book, but left out some big parts. It got stale at some parts of the movie, but it was pretty good overall. Like I said, I would give it a four out of five. The actors and actresses were good, but they probably could've found some other actors or actresses.
Cheyenne (it) wrote: I'm not into musicals, but Liam Neeson is in it so I NEED 2 SEE IT!! This movie was made in the late 80's so I guessing he's gonna look really young and I wonder if he sings in the movie.
Terrence N (ru) wrote: This might be one of the biggest disappointments ever. You've got Walter fucking Hill who made The Driver and Hard Times trying this time to imitate Sam fuckin' Peckinpah (Hill also penned the kickass Getaway with McQueen). With a manly director channeling an even manlier director you've got one of the manliest casts ever including Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Rip Torn and Michael Ironside. IRONSIDE. POWERS BOOTHE. The fucking names are manly! Sadly what follows is an uninspired action flick that really wastes all the talent attached which is a total shame. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN BIG, sadly it's quite small and rightly forgotten.
Byron B (de) wrote: nominated for best picture by NBR
Cha t (au) wrote: Another earlky Kurosawa edition. Interesting in that it has some experimental things such as actors asking for help from the audience, and also it's early look at sexual tension.
Conrad T (au) wrote: Kind of similar to Constantin. Not bad.
Michael S (ru) wrote: I saw this on the plane and thought it a good movie. Nicole Kidman has never looked better and the cinematographer and lighting crew did a top notch job on what must have been a typically challenging Herzog shoot. The pacing was a little soft for our hyper kinetic times but the characters needed to breathe so it's good that the director told a story instead of pandering to whims. Well worth a watch
Louis M (gb) wrote: Previously Banned and released by Vipco this is one of the best Lucio Fulci films I've ever seen.
Lenard W (ru) wrote: Fascinating portrait of the period in Chet Baker's life after heroin had slowed his career. He meets an actress to keep him straight and redevelop his trumpeting skills (pun intended). Ethan Hawke is developing into a chameleon character actor.