Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: Starlight. Along the way, several events take place that change these characters' lives. As these characters' lives unfold, the Parti Québécois takes power changing the cultural landscape in Quebec while the disco craze slowly fades. While we keep up with these various characters - it is Bastien who is a central part of this story. His drug addiction, dreams to become an actor and womanizing - make him the "bigger than life" typical 70s character around which the whole story revolves.
1976. Montreal. Eight people who wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest disco will be juggling fame and anonymity until they will be forced to make sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and when disco was king. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Christi H (de) wrote: Having lost a child, this movie struck home! No one would truly understand the pain felt by all parties.
Croce S (au) wrote: I went into The Missing Picture with a healthy suspicion of the picture. I have an inbuilt aversion to documentary filmmaking in general, which tends towards didacticism and which are often clumsily put together, tendencies which grow in relation to the magnitude of the subject matter. The Missing Picture, which I knew to be about the Khmer Rouge, seemed an ideal candidate. And yet I was (more than) pleasantly surprised to find that the film outlived my meagre expectations and ended up being one of the most powerful cinematic experiences I have so far had. From the outset, Panh makes clear that the film is going to be a personal account of the atrocities endured under the Khmer Rouge. But Panh goes further still in deciding to present his recollections in a self-aware and self-reflexive way; not only is his account personal, but it is also acutely aware of the limitations of its form - a documentary which seeks to fill in gaps precisely where there is no, or little, documentary evidence. In order to recreate precisely these 'missing pictures', Panh recreates some of the most terrifying scenes of the Khmer Rouge's reign - starvation, massacres, and so on - using clay figures. The contrast with the usual manner of presentation in documentary films, which first overwhelm and eventually desensitise us, is stark, and the result is to force the audience to respond dispassionately to the situations portrayed, rather than respond emotionally to the sufferings of a specific individual. The clay figures, handmade by Panh, are physically expressive, both facially (their still expressions lend a rather macabre feel to some of his close-ups) and physically - in particular the grooves which give the impression of emaciation. When he does use actual footage, Panh is similarly restrained, to similarly great effect: notable is when the tortures inflicted are narrated while archival footage shows a long chain, a combination so strong it made me sick to my stomach. True to its fascination with memory, The Missing Picture does not retell chronologically, and contains not only memories within memories, but also fleshes out the world which existed before the Khmer Rouge's destruction using what remains of this earlier - be it footage of a sumptuous dance in an old Cambodian film or the recurring soundtrack of a Cambodian crooner - and often presenting these as recollections within the context of the remembered narrative. Panh has made a fascinating film which is more memoir than documentary, and all the richer and more rewarding for it.
Cong S (us) wrote: Beautiful short film
Radek C (fr) wrote: It is truly amazing, that regardless of the species the language of love is almost always the same. Fun to watch.
Roberto H (us) wrote: Cause their black????? RACIST!
Alexander C (jp) wrote: 2071 A.D. Planet Mars. wacky film
Trevor L (kr) wrote: My favorite Don Bluth movie. Odd story aside, it has great music, animation, and voice acting, especially by Christopher Plumber as The Grand Duke of Owls. Rock-A-Doodle is a must-see movie for any animation or Don Bluth fan!
Timothy S (gb) wrote: British horror author Clive Barker's wicked imagination has never really transferred all that well to the silver screen, but the original "Hellraiser" fared about the best. Now, we get the inevitable second film in the franchise, subtitled "Hellbound", and the images are still just as twisted but the story is a lot harder to follow this time out.The film is full of disturbing imagery and nightmarish visuals, but precious little cohesion once the original story is set into motion. I'm sure that had something to do with budgetary constraints and original star Andrew Robinson's refusal to appear in the follow-up. It picks up just a few hours after the conclusion of its predecessor, and the story starts strong with star Ashley Laurence being hospitalized and under the care of a doctor who just happens to worship the demons of the first film and wants to revive them.Things get a little murky after that, however, and the plot just collapses. For a film of such meager means, the horrific special effects are quite convincing and it becomes one long nightmare that makes little sense but nevertheless manages to disturb and unnerve you. It actually fits in nicely with the original movie, and I'm sorely disappointed that I didn't like it more than I did. I think had it focused on the Kenneth Cranham character's obsession with the Cenobites and eventual transformation into one, the film would have been a lot more successful. Instead, "Hellraiser 2" heads off on several tangents and loses whatever focus it had in the beginning. Unfortunately, it never recovers and we're left with one more sequel that fails to live up to the original.
Thullin K (kr) wrote: Interesting take on the animated fantasy genre!.....Love the vibrant colors mixed with the crude grim backdrops!....and Avatar Rocks!
aimee a (fr) wrote: two good things about this one 1) Orson Welles with a beard and 2) it revived his career after the whole hard knocks of Hollywood. It is ultimately the most melodramatic movie I've seen of Welles and I couldn't help but laugh at how ridiculous it seemed to be at times but the ending was bittersweet.
Robert H (jp) wrote: The film is ok and doesn't really go off the tracks (it does but that's intentional) but Home on the Range never really lives up to the Disney standards set so long ago. For me the voice acting of Roseanne Barr never seemed to matched the character in the film and the character of Buck played by Cuba Gooding Jr. wasn't needed and actually took away from the main focus of the film. The film should have been about three cows in the old west righting the wrongs done to them, their farm, and the farm folk around them but with the addition of a few other characters and giving them their own side stories, focus is pulled away. Though done well enough, these side stories weren't needed and could have been filled with more character development on the part of the cows. Character design is ok but rather generic and uninspiring. The story as a whole is cliche and boring. The animation tries to combine traditional 2D with some 3D elements but never really does it enough for it to be a standout aspect of the film. The backgrounds have an old school traditional look to them while the characters are all new and computer clean which you either like or don't. I personally found the two styles didn't mix as well as they could have in certain scenes but overall it worked.Home on the Range is not the worst Disney film ever created and it could have been a lot worse but it still isn't exactly something I'd recommend. What could have been a great Disney animated western turns out to be something without heart that you just wouldn't write home about... even if it was located on the range.
Ben G (ru) wrote: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS So I just got back from watching On Stranger Tides. To the point as a MAJOR fan of the series I enjoyed it, but because I'm a fan don't think I'm going to go easy on it muahaha. First of all let me say the opening set in London is amazing, it's one of the funniest bits of the film and Cpt. Jack Sparrow makes a rather humorous entrance. We also get some brilliant cameos once again from Keith Richards, we also see Dame Judi Dench in probably one of the funniest cameos I have seen, And Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) as the king which he plays perfectly. The only thing I will fault in the London scenes (first 25 mins) is that Keith Richard's cameo is too short... yes it's a cameo, but after it you want to know so much more about the character... such as why he can magically vanish? I'm guessing he's too much of a drunkard for them to give him a main or even secondary role. Soon we meet Angelica (Penelope Cruz), now so many people have had their doubts about her, now I thought she was funny, but she isn't that likable and while she is tolerable in this film, I don't think she should be in anymore.... which by the looks of things she will be. Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom aren't really missed, the Black Pearl crew are however. I personally think having them in would have hindered the plot, instead we have the crew of the Queen Anne's Revenge who unfortunately are forgettable, the only one who is memorable is Scrum (Stephen Graham) although he is too much like a replacement to Pintel & Ragetti (Baldy and Eyeball) who are irreplaceable and missed. Next we are introduced to Blackbeard (Ian Mcshane), his introduction is his best scene and he feels like a menacing villain.... until shortly after when he becomes a pantomime villain scared of his death at the hands of a "One Legged Man". Ian McShane is quite capable of playing an amazing villain but unfortunately the character hasn't been developed and this is one of the films main negatives. Now on to master Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, without doubt the best character in this film also the most developed, unfortunately all though he is in the film a fair bit... it's not enough. Despite this every scene he is in is fantastic and the chemistry between Barbossa and Jack is brilliant... as always. Another Character who isn't in the film enough is Mr Gibbs (Kevin Mcnally) he doesn't have all that much to do, but he provides a lot of the comic humor. The mermaids in this film are amazing, the whole mermaid sequence is amazing, it's like Jaws but they are mermaids not a shark ;). Alot of reviewers complained that Phillip and Astrid where replacements for Keira & Orlando I strongly disagree, I think Phillip is a much more developed character then Will, although some of the romance bits can be a tad cheesy, the characters are far less annoying and look like they want to be there. -this bits is mainly for the die hard fans and contains biggish spoilers- Both Lt Groves and Gillette have pretty much have nothing to do in this film and Gillette doesn't even speak... oh and both die at the end, it leaves you thinking why even bother bringing them back. The final battle falls a bit flat compared to the previous films in terms of scale... it's basically a rehash of the first one's battle. Then again I guess they would have a hard time trying to do something bigger then a maelstrom. Despite the negatives the film is still incredibly enjoyable, but it definitely feels more like a stand alone film. In terms of humor this one probably has some of the best, those who like sexual innuendo's will love it. Did I mention Angelica calls Jack Sparrow a bastard... like proper yells it ;). Oh and there are hint's to Cpt. Sparrow's sexuality ;). I haven't actually spoke about Mr. Depp do I need to lol? As always he's on top form the one problem is towards the end he doesn't feel as central... he kinda disappears then it's like oh btw I'm still here. As for the 3D it was done to a good standard, and wasn't over the top for example you didn't have things flying out of the screen constantly. The soundtrack is brilliant as always credit to Mr Hans Zimmer. To conclude I think the critics have been far to harsh at the film and take it to seriously. See the film with a fresh mind and make your own opinion, but if you are a fan of the previous films I'm positive you will enjoy this one too. Positives Incredibly Funny Brilliant Soundtrack Fantastic Opening Great Cast Jack, Barbossa, & Gibbs Return Cameos from Judi Dench, Keith Richards & Richard Griffiths (The latter being a bit more then a cameo) The film looks good & CGI isn't overused, most things have been done practically e.g. most the stunts are real. Perfect Running Length Exept for Blackbeard most of the characters have some good character development. Negatives Ian McShane isn't given the chance to make Blackbeard a fearsome enough villain, instead he comes across a bit of a pantomime villain Penelope Cruz will likely be in the next one. The Crew from the previous films are sorely missed. Keith Richard's Isn't in it enough. Jack The Monkey, Cotton's Parrott & The Black Pearl put in appearances, but they are wayyyy too short, they are good appearances though... so i guess this could be positive too. Jack doesn't get slapped... not even by Penelope Cruz Geoffrey Rush & Kevin McNally are underused. The mermaid scene & The opening are the only action scenes that stick out.
Jordy A G (de) wrote: Superman yo te banco!
Pablo G (us) wrote: 2.9/5A thematically rich film with very little otherwise to make it enticing beyond its cultural and technical implications, and by the end a surprisingly underwhelming film, even more after a very promising start that sets up a something that is never fully realized.
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