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Maksim B (fr) wrote: Thought-provoking, emotional and controversial, Circumstance is a bold love story set in an impossible social and political environment. With sensual performances, this movies delves deep into the into the issues of sexual liberation, personal freedom, social and religious oppression in a manner that would challenge every free-thinking human being. Set in a modern Tehran in a time when the young Iranian generation has found its ways to challenge the religious, social and political oppression of a ruthless and ultra conservative regime, the story of two young women in love with each other is a convincing and captivating story that brings a fine blend of sexual tension, love emotions and a call for a personal and social liberation. Director Maryam Keshavarz depicts the Iranian social and cultural life in all its complexity in such a manner that even those who have been multiple times to Iran would be pleased to discover new dimensions of the Iranian social and cultural life.As somebody who has been regularly visiting Iran, I must confess that Keshavarz has taken an extremely powerful approach on challenging the system and the regime. In Iran the people never speak openly against the system and the regime, but one could find countless signs of people's own way to oppose this personal, social and religious oppression. In the small daily activities, or at their homes, they have found a way to zig-zag the insanity of the regime. What truly strikes in Circumstance is that Maryam Keshavarz has absolutely succeeded to depict this in her movie ! There is nothing openly political, there are not pathetic social or political messages - the movie remains a sensual love story throughout its whole 110 minutes. And just like in the reality there, Keshavarz sends extremely powerful messages by the small details, by the examination of the gay love between the two young women.To many Circumstance may seem a bit melodramatic or others may criticize it that it is not an example of the real Persian cinematography tradition, but it should be taken into consideration that its topic and its message would never get the chance to be filmed or to be shown in Iran. Circumstance is a captivating movie, that is surely worth-seeing!
Vaibhav W (br) wrote: A father searching for his favourite daughter, this story though moving between past and present is fairly predictable and does get boring towards the end.
Amy M (fr) wrote: [i]Undead[/i] is the the most mediocre entry I've yet encountered in the new wave of zombie movies. Oh, it looked promising enough -- a well-buzzed indie featuring sufficiently gruesome ghouls and a mysterious hero with a cool gun? Yes, please. Unfortunately the mysterious hero was neither mysterious nor particularly heroic. Comparisons between him (his name escapes me) and Ash of Sam Raimi's [i]Evil Dead[/i] trilogy are ridiculous to the point of being offensive. [i]Undead[/i]'s slayer lacked the charisma and humor for that comparison to be even remotely true. Comparisons between this, the Spierig brothers' cinematic debut, and Sam Raimi's initial [i]Evil[/i] entry itself are't so ridiculous, however. Though the film is wholly unfunny, unendearingly amateurish (but lacking the sort of innovative camera work of [i]Evil[/i]) and too reliant on CGI, there are glimmers of goodness here. In subsequent efforts, the Spierigs just might get it right. [list] [*][b]The bad:[/b] the groaning zombies; the cherry-red CGI gore; the alien angle; the unsubtle nods to earlier films in the subgenre (particularly the shovel-to-zombie-head sequence lifted almost directly from George Romero's [i]Day of the Dead[/i]; the same annoying annoying characters from Romero's [i]Night of the Living Dead[/i] (the girlfriend-boyfriend pair and the insufferable asshole and his sympathetic female counterpart); the unsympathetic, boring lead characters; the horrible score designed to remind the viewers that the film is in fact a black comedy (minus the comedy, of course)... [/list] [list] [*][b]The good:[/b] the final three minutes of the film. No, really. [/list]
Joetaeb D (es) wrote: Intriguing and violent with creative kills. Final Destination may not have the best acting or dialogue. But it's unique and intelligent premise and horror carnage will definitely appeal to genre junkies and some norms
Gordon R (fr) wrote: Former child star turned talent agent befriends a pickpocket and turns her into a commercial star in this predictable family film.
JeanMarie H (ca) wrote: Another movie I have seen as a child. Past lives, pushing around the edges of reality and being born a woman when your past self was a man. Excited about this movie every time I watch it.
Bill C (jp) wrote: There's no doubt in my mind Michael Keaton's sophisitcation that he brings to his characters, makes any movie he does appealing. Heck, even Jack Frost had an appeal to it, but the movie of course sucked. And so does this one. Ok, maybe I'm being a little unfair, I mean characters like this are written for someone like Michael Keaton, and you can easily see why this role was something he felt he could take on without any trouble. Afterall, just two years before this film came out, Michael Keaton was Batman! And when this film was released, he was filiming Batman Returns. It's safe to say Michael Keaton was one of the biggest stars in the world at the release of this movie. The premise is simple. Keaton plays Artie Lewis, a respected cop, who loves his wife, and is best friends with his partner, played by another talented actor, Anthony LaPaglia, best known for his starring role on the hit TV series, Without a Trace. His partner is killed in a hostage crisis, and his world gets turned upside down. He ends up taking care of his partner's three young girls, as he was a single parent, and now he must go to great lenghts to protect everyone he loves in his life, lenghts to the point where it crosses a moral boundry in his police work. I normally like movies like this, but it plays itself off more like a lazy Charles Bronson film, that doesen't make the effort at all to be any fun. And this movie really cops out in a cliche Hollywood manner, and for something with such great potential, I can't understand for the life of me as to why, anyone thought this was a good idea. As I said Keaton is good here, he's very seldom ever bad, even in a bad film. Rene Russo, normally reliable and good in her films, is written thanklessly as Artie's wife Rita, and the girls are also written lazily, with maybe the minor acception of Grace Johnson, who was quite good in the tearjerker "Beaches" a few years before this. It's hard to imagine this film ever even being touted to be a success, it seemed as if the world was banking on Michael Keaton to be a huge box office monster with him being a well like actor among critics and loyal fans for years, and the huge success of Batman. Now yes, I said too, Keaton was one of the biggest movie stars in the world, but sadly it wasn't because of his acting abilites, it was because of the Batman name being attatched to him. The problem here, is that the makers of this film were going for quantity, not quality, and they ended up with neither. The film bombed in the box office, and most critics did not like it. Neither did I.
Asif K (au) wrote: wow .... i have to like this one ;p
Bluejane O (mx) wrote: I thought Hayley Mills was adorable with red hair.
Gisleine D (gb) wrote: Tribunal bsico, bem previsvel... Depende mais do seu humor no dia. hoje vale 2,5. Na T.P.M., de repente... rsrsrs
Constant D (de) wrote: Un film original et un peu ennuyeux, complexe dans son objectif et inegal dans son interpretation (certains des acteurs meriteraient quelques cours de diction), qui tente de comprendre les origines de la longue souffrance de Vincent. L'artiste est presente tour a tour comme un etre detache et sur de lui, une ame sensible et blessee, un genie incompris mais revolte. Les bons services de la tres belle Elsa Zylberstein (23 ans a l'epoque du tournage) et l'amour d'Alexandra London ne changeront rien au destin terrible auquel il s'est resolu.
Daniel K (us) wrote: As a 'Casablanca' knock-off, 'To Have and Have Not' is redundant. There's nothing it does that the earlier film didn't do better; plotting, casting, acting, the whole shebang. There's simply no contest. But as a vehicle for the scintillating chemistry between Humphrey Bogart and 19 year-old film debutante, Lauren Bacall, it's dynamite.The best bits are the ones that everyone remembers - Bogie and Bacall verbally sparring with each other, basically being incredibly charismatic and making this whole movie-star thing look like a walk in the park. They're so good, in fact, that the rest of the film can't live up to them; it goes through the motions (intrigue, adventure, yadda-yadda) but it feels an awful lot like lip service. All that really matters here is that Bogart and Bacall have screeds of incredibly cool lines to say to each other and plenty of room in which to say them.Sit back and enjoy the fireworks.
Jonas N (de) wrote: Simply fantastic! Every frame is beautiful!