Filmmaker Michael Gramaglia's years-in-the-making biography of the legendary punk band the Ramones entitled End of the Century traces nearly all the various and sundry peaks and valleys which the seminal rockers experienced over the course of its 20-plus year career before disbanding in 1995. Beginning with the band's first concert performances in the mid-'70s, Gramaglia explores the eccentric and highly volatile band members -- in all the various line-ups that were presented over the years -- as the Ramones slowly gained fame for their high energy and high-tempo style of music that would later influence generations of punk rockers around the world. Mixing archival interviews with new interviews of the various surviving bandmembers, as well as interviews with a number of the Ramones' contemporaries, End of the Century encapsulates the East Coast underground music atmosphere of the 1970s and '80s that the band inadvertently shocked into existence.
Christopher H (de) wrote: Gentle first date of what seems like a perfect couple.
John M (fr) wrote: The implosion of Cardinal Mahony is due in large part to Amy Berg and this film. If you have not seen it - watch it. It displays the evil of clergy sexual abuse and graphically demonstrates the cover-up by Mahony and the impact on the victims and their families.
Riku K (ag) wrote: The Director did an awesome job. Loved the whole red infatuation, it really gave a very vibrant feel to the movie. Didn't really think much of the plot though, very cliched. I just watched it for the sake of Anna Tsuchiya, and also because of the Memoirs of a Geisha craze.
julia G (es) wrote: cher steals the flick
jesse k (fr) wrote: Well acted and directed. Gacy had "issues."
Tom H (ca) wrote: good war/comedy with a bunch of odd balls holding up in a castle destined to damnation by an impending Nazi strike force.
Niklas S (ag) wrote: Some old fashion pitting gangs against each other in this fifth Zatoichi movie. The movie turns to a more comedic path and increases the body count once again. Gotta love some good old asswhoppin from the most badass blind guy around.
Arseniy V (es) wrote: Three points:1) Extra half-star here for the subject matter being an ongoing and seldom-covered atrocity (as opposed to yet another Holocaust film or somesuch). 2) I dreaded seeing this myself to be honest, but it turned out to be well, well worth it. Like so many of Weisz's projects. (How surprised I would be if SHE turned out to be a shit person.)3) This is the sort of "strong female character" I'll wholeheartedly celebrate. Not the poser bullshit so fashionable these days. Just as douchebags come in both sexes and are most-equally gross, so do genuinely awesome motherfuckers like Bolkovac and Weiz.
Stephen E (es) wrote: Aside from a handsomely executed car chase, "The Seven-Ups" is not a great film. It has its moments, such as the car chase or the final shootout, but there's really not much else about it that's all that interesting. I had trouble understanding what was going on until about 45 minutes in, when the film finally found its tone and became somewhat entertaining. Roy Scheider is strong as the lead, although he does a lot of the typical police schtick: frowning a lot, walking around with his chest puffed out and his thumbs dug into the waist of his pants, etc. Overall, "The Seven-Ups" is a good, not great, crime film with a couple of interesting parts.