Prostitute, longing for a better life, follows a man who works as cargo loader in the Santos harbour. But he turns into a criminal, and together they lead an unlawful life, surrounded by ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Flower of Desire
Prostitute, longing for a better life, follows a man who works as cargo loader in the Santos harbour. But he turns into a criminal, and together they lead an unlawful life, surrounded by ...
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Dave J (nl) wrote: Monday, December 2, 2013 (2013) The Numbers Station ACTION THRILLER I remembered a quote from one of my all time favorite movies which was from "Casablanca" and it was a response from Major Heinrich Strasser in which he replied to the Ingrid Bergman character "that human life is cheap". And for the longest time, I was anticipating to see another current movie that can show this, and I was finally relieved that I finally saw another current movie where human life can be perceived as cheap and it happened to be this movie. "The Numbers Station" as the movie indicates is about people using numbers or codes which were used since World War II. In this case, it's run by an underground gov't agency which agents are given orders to execute specific people assuming that the people that're targeted deserved to be killed- this practice operates much harshly than the C.I.A. or the K.G.B. which a person can't just leave once you're in. For it can be compared to the mafia except that the agents have a license to kill without any consequences whatsoever. John Cusack happens to be one of those agents to perform this dangerous task which he could be killed in the process since it operates itself like a contract killing similar to what assassins or a hired hit man does. At the beginning, he successfully executes 3 people at a bar with one person escaping. The agency finds out where he's hiding out and they send Emerson Kent (John Cusack) to finish what he's started, but comes across an obstacle where there was a witness. And this witness gets killed too no matter what the circumstances are. Kent then becomes emotionally bothered by this for he hardly sleeps, since he's a human being too for one of the rules upon joining this agency is that you're not permitted to show any emotion. The agency acknowledges this so they send him to some isolated area in England with a new assignment where he's being ordered to look after a woman who's good at decoding numbers and is labelled as a "cryptologist" or 'code breaker' her name is Katherine played by Malin Akerman. And after she makes several attempts to bond with Emerson Kent is when things start to happen where other people had also discovered there secret locked facility, and have killed the previous "cryptologist" worker as well as her security guard agent. Viewers are then wondering how or if they ever are going to get out of this situation, since both characters of Elizabeth and Kent can't leave this agency and at the same time people are coming after them. This movie has remnants of 2005 "The Matador" with Pierce Brosnan since the main protagonists can never chose to leave from an agency who seem to have taken a hold onto both of their lives, and "28 Days Later" because of the musical score as well as the direction. A movie that is less than a hour and a half requires viewers to observe and actually "listen" to every single line that's been spoken, particularly between the characters of Cusack and Akerman since things that are missed may result in not liking the film altogether. In the instance of war in general soldiers fighting onto the field are all pawns of whatever decisions the gov't decides since some wars are not necessary and the analogy of this movie is like a different type of pawn. Footnote: "Cryptologists" are still being used today as mentioned on a recent 60 minutes segment with something to do with the NSA leaks. 3.5 out of 4 stars
Pablo E (nl) wrote: Un proyecto dramtico muy intenso, como siempre acostumbra Gonzlez Iarritu, pero en el cual se pisa slo la cola. La actuacin de Bardem y el drama personal que sufre es tan intenso, que se vuelven un sin sentido los aspectos ms msticos de la vida de Uxbal. Todo el resto era para sacarse el sombrero, y sin darnos cuenta, Gonzlez logra que el espectador pierda un poco el hilo centrndose en cosas no importantes. Muy recomendable, de todas formas.
dfw f (mx) wrote: On 30 December, in the airport of Mexico City, the husband of Lucia (Cecilia Roth) vanishes a few minutes before the last call to the flight to Rio de Janerio, where they are going to see the reveillon in Copacabana.Lucia is an aging childrens book writer who is unsatisfied with her life in Mexico. Lucia goes to the police to report the disappearance, & back home, she is mainly supported by two neighbors, the seventy year old Felix (Carlos ?lvarez-Novoa) & the young man Adrian (Kuno Becker). Together, they look for Lucia's husband, in a journey of friendship, love & self-discovery for Lucia. Alternating the reality & the imagination of the character of Lucia, who is the narrator of the story. Cecilia Roth (star of several Pedro Almovodar films) makes this film comes work & become alive. The film is surreal in parts & also makes strong comments on the state of corruption in politics in Mexico. I have not read Rosa Montero's novel, The Daughter of the Cannibal so I don't know how or where the plot goes wrong (according to some). Writer/director Antonio Serrano, adapting the novel by Hom?nima de Rosa Montero, has created a madcap mystery/thriller that attempts to address a middle aged woman's rebirth, marriage, kidnapping. It also covers revolutionaries and government corruption and all this within a children's book author's magical realism framework and then you can throw in a September-May romance. I enjoyed this movie. Then upcoming star Kumo Becker (mid 20's) is very sexy in this May September romance with Lucia the older woman. It is an exceptionally well made film & has great cinematography. The voice over narration became tiresome & the plot could have been handled differently rather than voice over. The film is enjoyable in the manner of a high-gloss soap opera, but its forays into socio-political commentary are as hard to take & the plot to complex. I still found it a very enjoyable black comedy with hints of self introspection & melancholy (on the part of Lucia) It becomes a mystery/thriller with lots of unexpected twists. The ending of the movie left me flat but I still enjoyed the film. There are several negative reviews of the film & I do not agree. Despite the sins of the script, Lucia Lucia manages some credibility. Most of it comes from good direction, great art direction, & great acting. There are just not many films coming from our neighbor to the South Mexico & this film is way way above average. 3 1/2 stars,
Cody F (ca) wrote: Meh. Maybe it just doesn't hold up anymore, but I found Minority Report to be just meh. Some of the CGI and action sequences are dreadfully bad. The story is interesting but somewhat confusing and I can think of a few plot holes. Cruise gives a typical Cruise performance. All in all, I wasn't blown away by this.
Lisann J (ru) wrote: Very boring movie. If you love the first Heavy Metal, don't bother watching this piece of crap sequel : (~
Mohit K (fr) wrote: Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction is rightfully edged in as one greatest films in the history of cinema. Unlike traditional movies, Pulp Fiction does not follow a stereotypical plot line for Pulp Fiction, but instead chooses to intertwine the tales of a boxer, a couple of novice robbers, two hit men and a gangster's wife into one action packed thriller. This is a key concept that Tarantino clearly thought of when writing the script because even though the events in the movie do not follow a chronological order, the script flows flawlessly. This is accomplished through Tarantino's exceptional use of dialogue to make the four chapters of the movie weave in and out of the chronology fluently. The first and last scenes of the movie clearly illustrate the plot structure of the film as both the scenes are the same subplot of the movie; the restaurant robbery with Pumpkin (Tim Roth) and Honey Bunny (Amanda Plummer), and the rest of the subplots integrated inbetween these scenes.The tone of the movie is set within the first scene with the iconic soundtrack "Miserlou" by Dick Dale and His Del Tones, following the introduction of one of the four subplots. The upbeat tempo matches the fast paced events and all action style of the movie. Tarantino's use of background music for special effect is evident throughout the movie as he uses tracks such as "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon" to depict the tension between Travolta and Thurman, and highlight Travolta's cautious approach to his mobster boss' wife. This is not the first time we have seen Tarantino use background music as a crucial tool in his film, as his other films such as Kill Bill have also contain soundtracks famous now such as "Bang Bang", in which the lyrics explain a major event in the movie.This use of dialogue is the signature characteristic which makes Tarantino's movies standout. Following the structure of the plot, Tarantino uses dialogue in an unconventional way to set the tone of the scene as well as depict the relationship between characters. We see this in underrated scenes, for example when Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent (John Travolta) hold an irrelevant conversation about what Quarter Pounders are called in Paris and the degree of intimacy insinuated by a foot massage while they are driving to a bloodthirsty encounter with some college kids who had managed to get on the wrong side of Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames), Jules and Vincent's boss. In an ordinary plot, the two hit men would be discussing how to tactically handle their job, but we see Jackson and Travolta engage in a pointless conversation. However, Tarantino's dialogue is not unusual dialogue is not just to throw off the audience, but actually follows a particular strategy. We see Jackson bring up the conversation about Quarter Pounders a few scenes later when making small talk in a tense situation with the college teens. Moreover, an anecdote of Marsellus throwing someone off a four-story building for giving his wife a foot massage is raised to set up one of the four plots in the movie; when Vincent takes Marsellus' wife out on a date on his orders. This is why Tarantino's use of dialogue is so crucial in the film as despite the plots not following a chronological order, the structure of the dialogues allows the movie to flow freely as the dialogues lead the movie from one scene to another.Throughout the movie, Tarantino successfully merges themes of raw brutality and humor to give the film a unique sense of identity. This dark humor is portrayed through numerous methods throughout the movie. For example, Tarantino uses the simple concept of a comedy of errors but twists it into something darker in the scene where Vincent accidentally shoots one of the college kids in the car on their way back from retrieving the brief case.Pulp Fiction can be interpreted as an absurdist film due to its distinct structure and story line, as unlike a traditional film, the plot does not have a typical build up to a problem, which is then resolved by a character and allows the story to reach a climax. Instead the plot focuses more on observing different characters behaviours under varying circumstances that seem to be purposeless and philosophically absurd. The movie's use of dark humor adds to the abstract nature of the plot, as this is humor you would not see in normal storylines, hence emphasizing the idea of absurdity.This absurdist plot may be viewed as a point of criticism to those who prefer traditional three-act storylines with an inciting incident, a confrontation of the problem and the resolution. To this audience, the plot of Pulp Fiction may seem aimless and lack the conservative structure of other movies, and to this audience I would advise to keep an open mind towards the storyline or not to watch it if they are absolutely against such a movie.Having chosen a strong cast, including highly credible stars such as John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis, the actors did not disappoint. Playing the roles of two mob hit men, Travolta and Jackson put in phenomenal performances, capturing the essence of the characters and portraying the stress and fear of mob hit men when they run into trouble in very emotive displays. Both actors displays were on par with performances they had delivered in previous movies, especially Travolta who turned in his best display after his iconic role in Grease, only this time he has reinvented himself from a chocolate-boy hero to a hard-hitting mob gunman. While other actors such as Ving Rhames, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth and Amanda Plummer didn't have roles as big as Travolta and Jackson, they were essential in painting the bigger picture as part of the other subplots respectively, and did an admirable job representing their respective characters to create greater affects of tension and build up the story.With Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino has proven himself to be more than just a director or a script writer. He is an artist. He has worked his quintessential magic on the film through the plethora of different ways scenes have been shot; the introduction of the characters and the subplots, the key themes of vengeance and violence and other key characteristics that make the movie scream "Tarantino!". While these directing traits are, what made Tarantino a legend, the very same traits can be seen as what are bringing about the mediocrity in his work. Considering Pulp Fiction was released in 1994, it was one of the first few movies that put Tarantino on the map, and so with a 'tried-and-tested' formula proven to work so successfully, Tarantino's following movies such as Kill Bill, Inglorious Basterds and Django Unchained have followed similar themes of violence and vengeance. This has seen Tarantino's latest movies become somewhat predictable and clich as the audience already knows what to expect, so unlike me, if you have seen any of Tarantino's more recent films you may not be that surprised by what Pulp Fiction brings to the table, but it will definitely strike you as one of, if not, his best movie."Pulp /'pelp/ n. 1. A soft, moist, shapeless mass of matter. 2. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper." That is how Tarantino introduces his script and screenplay for Pulp Fiction, and that is what tells us so much about the film from so little.. As previously mentioned, the structure of the movie is erratic in a way which makes it unique. Its lack of following a chronological path when taking the audience through the four key plots of the story is what Tarantino highlights with that very opening sentence in the script, which is perhaps why 'Pulp Fiction' was considered the perfect name for the film.The rarely seen structure of the plot line, the phenomenal dialogue and script in addition to some outstanding performances from a star studded cast made the movie extremely gripping for the audience and brought out and combined well the flavors of action and dark humor. A must watch in my opinion, as an action film enthusiast, it gave me everything I was looking for with a dollop of humor to swirl with the craziness of the events in the movie.
Kyle G (fr) wrote: i begged my grandparents to take me to this movie when i was 6. i was retarded.
D M (kr) wrote: #noirvember A woman married to a wealthy man seduces an insurance salesman into participating in a scam which involves killing her hubby so the two of them can share the wealth paid out on his accidental death policy. Once the insurance investigator starts poking around, the pair start to doubt each other's motives and intents. Because of the investigation, the insuranceman discovers the existence of the woman's actual beau. A confrontation ensues. An amazing film which needs to be watched.
Blair K (it) wrote: cute/silly movie. rex harrison is perfect in the part of the kindly and offbeat animal doctor. nice kids movie but adults will like it as well due to the charming nature and songs. breezy little movie haha
David L (kr) wrote: A prequel to the timeless classic 'Silence of the Lambs' which tells the story of how a young Hannibal Lecter grew up, and where his penchant for Cannibalism stemmed from. It's a good story and one of revenge on the soldiers that devoured his sister when they were starving hungry. It's sinister and surprisingly brutal to say the last but although the lead character has done a good job, you can't help that these films are missing something when Anthony Hopkins isn't playing the main part. It doesn't possess that psychotic aura that the later two films give off and in fact seems like he's murdering for murdering sake and not out of love for Clarice, or another admiration. Given its connection with an already approved franchise, this was always going to get my vote, and it is admittedly very captivating throughout. I'm not completely sold on it though, as it doesn't play up enough to the Cannibalism for my liking, and I'm not loving the stage presence of the lead role - he appears more perverted than a criminal mastermind. It's a bit like my feelings towards Hayden Christensen in Star Wars - I love the series so much that it overshadows any individual performance. As an independent film this is still watchable but doesn't compare to the original, or even the sequel 'Hannibal'. That said, they did set the bar so high that it was always going to be difficult to live up to. Would I watch it again? Yes, strangely I would, as it builds up momentum nicely so that you get entertained at all stages, culminating in that final encounter you've been waiting for, when Rhys Ifans (in an unfamiliar evil role) gets his cumuppence.
Peter A (ag) wrote: Booooo, she stinks!!!!! Along with her music!!!!!!
D M (gb) wrote: A team of paramilitary bank robbers steal millions of dollars from a military base, take hostages (one resembles Naomi Russel), and hijack a plane only to be double-crossed by one of their own. (The filmmakers did not use their budget for that part at all; that portion of the story is told through dialogue and background newscasts.) The double-crosser parachutes from the plane into a rural area with more than his share of the loot as the others give chase. Unfortunately, they happen upon a old house protected by evil scarecrows, and then they add to scarecrow population. The lone female member of the team does her best impersonation of Dr. Elsa Schneider at the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Some attempts at humor (cute dog munching on the corpse) and some genuine scares plus cool 80s gun play.
Orlok W (kr) wrote: A sequel worthy of the original--Quality Entertainment!!