Held for Ransom

Held for Ransom

Kidnapped, blindfolded, transported in the trunk of a car, this is a true story of a Christian woman who experienced the peace and grace through her abduction that only Christ can give.

Kidnapped, blindfolded, transported in the trunk of a car, this is a true story of a Christian woman who experienced the peace and grace through her abduction that only Christ can give. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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Kyle M (mx) wrote: The dog Buddy do have good talents that are amusing and worth watching, but unfortunately he doesn't have the talents to get himself out of the shadow of the poorly written, typical family film filled with sadness, silliness and overdoing things. (B-)

fatimah d (ag) wrote: exceed expection by millions! its a shame to grade it on such a small scale

Kent L (kr) wrote: Ummm no thanks... these movies are terrible, Jay Underwood can't act (why was he cast as the human torch?) and yeah fuck these movies.

Marc R (es) wrote: Arguably Bogart's best performance

Tracey c (jp) wrote: Haven't seen the film yet...

Smashproplaya (fr) wrote: Didn't care for it back then, but looking back at it, it's better than the first time I saw it, but is somehow not one of my personal favorites

Jimmy M (ag) wrote: "You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it technically tick... You're back with the mystery of having been moved by words. The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps in the works of the poem so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash, or thunder in." Dylan ThomasReminiscent of Christopher Munch's Lennon/Epstein double header "The Hours and Times" and Simon Curtis' more recent "My week with Marilyn" Set Fire To The Stars details the relationship between Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Celyn Jones) and the literary professor John Brinnin (Elijah Wood) who brings him to perform in New York. Brinnin is clearly unprepared for what he is about to unleash and overconfident of his ability to keep Thomas under control. Leaving behind a trial of destruction and deconstruction Thomas allows Brinnin to see that poetry is about more than technique but about feeling and living and being. Many reviews of this film have mentioned Shirley Henderson's performance as Shirley Jackson and it is true that this is a tour de force and it is perhaps more in keeping with what some were expecting from Celyn Jones' performance as Dylan Thomas. But these are the same critics who have clearly thought "drunk tortured artist spends time in cabin" and cast Thomas and Brinnin (Elijah Wood) as the new Withnail and I. Henderson's drunken horror writer comes closest to that vision but 90 minutes of a Richard E Grant impersonation would have been too much and to be quite honest Dylan Thomas deserves better. Luckily he gets that from Jones. It would have been easy for him to have slipped into caricature as the drunken man child or tortured genius but he goes beyond that. He brings Thomas to life and gives us a man who is clearly troubled but who is also brimming full with warmth and passion. This is a Thomas who understands the fleeting nature of it all and doesn't want to waste a moment often to the detriment of those around him. Someone who is almost painfully aware of his gift with words but who is too fearful to examine exactly what he has in case it disappears as a result. Thomas is clearly the best and worse kind of drunk. The kind you love to be with because you don't know what will happen next but who you need to get away from for exactly the same reason. Jones shows us that unpredictability perfectly. When Brinnin asks one too many questions about poetical technique he goes from laughter to a face twisted with rage in an instant. When the learned academics make him their performing monkey you see the moment wonderfully when enough is enough and the decision is made by Thomas to press the self destruct button. But as well we see in Jones' performance the regrets and fears that Dylan had to live with because of his behavior as well as the understanding of the power his words carried. "Tell him Dylan Thomas thinks he's great" he suggest to Brinnin when reviewing the work of one of his students; knowing that sometimes less really is more.While Thomas is about the joy of the words (demonstrated best by the look of pure joy which fills his face when Jackson finishes her tale of horror) Elijah Wood's Brinnin is about wanting to know why those words were chosen in the first place. The success of Lord of the Rings has clearly given Wood the freedom to pick roles that interest him and which are far removed from his most well known as Frodo and John Malcolm Brinnin is no exception. His performance is subtle but with the massiveness of Thomas next to him it needs to be. It would have been easy for Brinnin to simply be the straight man, the academic clearly out of his depth and picking up the pieces left in Thomas' wake but the character goes deeper than that. Wood's Brinnin isn't just hanging on for the ride, he is very much part of it and his character develops throughout. He goes from wanting to protect his career to protecting his friend. In what is very much a two hander the other actors are on the screen only briefly but each makes an impact. The acting across the board is of a particularly high class. Again reviewers have mentioned Kelly Reilly who emerges nymph like from Dylan's self consciousness but mention should also be made of Kevin Eldon as Shirley's cuckolded husband Stanley, Steven Mackintosh as Brinnin's boss Jack and an exceptional turn from Richard Brake as the mysterious "Mr Unlucky." The script written by Jones and Goddard is loosely based upon Brinnin's 1957 "Dylan Thomas in America." How loosely becomes apparent when you pick a copy of the book up. The film covers no more that the first 30 pages of 300. The meeting with Shirley Jackson for example is one brief paragraph. The integral letter from Thomas' wife Caitlin mentioned in no more than a couple of sentences. Drunken exploits are referred to in Brinnin's book but never expanded upon. Yet from these bare bones Jones and Goddard have produced a script which is clever, witty and moving. The quality of the acting obviously helps but those words have got to come from somewhere and it is remarkable that so much of the story is a fiction.Visually as well Set Fire To The Stars is stunning. This film is a snapshot of a moment of Thomas' life and the cinematography reflects that; capturing beautiful moments in crisp black and white. Images which wouldn't look out of place in a 1950's Life magazine photo spread. New York in the snow, boating on a lake in New England, the foreboding halls of Harvard. Every inch of the screen is filled, nothing is wasted. A wonderful overhead shot of Dylan in the bath, fully clothed and surrounded by floating candy wrappers would no doubt be his next album cover if he were alive today. Accompanying the images is Gruff Rhys wonderful soundtrack. The new breed of Welsh poet.There are other reasons to admire and love this film but to mention them almost feels like one is making apologies and excuses for it. For a lesser film if you heard that it was a debut feature film for the writers, director and lead actor or that it was shot in less than two weeks on a tiny budget and was filmed entirely on location in Swansea, Wales you would think... "That explains it" but with Set Fire to the Stars it is just another reason to be stunned by what has been achieved.

David L (it) wrote: Out of the Past is very difficult to understand and too convoluted in the second act, but the first act is so well done and the third act is tragic and simply unforgettable. It features one of the finest protagonists of its time period with Robert Mitchum being so memorable in this great role, but it also has superb cinematography, very good story and a very poignant tone to it leading to one of the finest noir films.

John M (ca) wrote: It's just a long, bland episode of the show basically. These guys walk around talking about pussy and every girl wants to fuck them. There's some conflicts that get easily resolved without much thought behind it. I stopped watching the show because of this reason and the movie's no different, outside of a couple funny cameos.