13 year old kind-hearted Sonja arrives at a tiny village together with a company of bandits. But there is a curse on the village. A long time ago, the King’s only daughter Goldhair disappeared while searching for the Christmas Star. The Queen died of a broken heart, leaving the shattered King all on his own. From that day on, the King cursed the Christmas Star, thereby causing darkness and grief to descend upon the land. However, an old sage has revealed that Goldhair is still alive, and will return only if the King finds the way back to the Christmas Star. Ever since, the King has been searching for the Christmas Star every Christmas, but all in vain.
Alex R (ca) wrote: It's Christopher Nolan and Batman for a third time. What is there not to expect or get excited about?
Blake B (br) wrote: Genius. Although it may seem ridiculous, Pontypool is undeniably genius. This film is supported with strong leads, phenomenal direction, and an unbelievably well thought out story. It has a strong political message hidden under all it's horror and thriller elements, which just makes it that much more symbolic than it already is. A truly near flawless film.
Amy H (es) wrote: The plot have been done before trapped in a sanitarium and the doctor is crazy and use the patients as experiment! Lots of unanswered holes and really stupid. Acting was poor. Just don't bother with this movie.
Catriana M (kr) wrote: A powerful shamanic journey weaves through both the geographical realism of Brazil & the gradual stoic resistance of an indigneous people as they make a stand for their ancestral land. Italo-Chilean directorMarco Bechis worked for five years on this film with the Guaranis who in turn became the cast. Unmissable.
Julian T (au) wrote: Surprisingly effective and frightening. A slow burn horror-thriller that gets the most out of itself. A modern film for the modern viewer that encapsulates alot of current issues. Terrorism, government and media distrust, isolationism, and several other points are all played on and it ends up as a great under the radar watch.Watching this, I was reminded very much of 'The Twilight Zone' in that it isn't so much focused on the how or why, but on the intimate human reaction to strange events. Its slow pacing, and cerebral approach along with its twist ending harken back to it as well. The 2009 film 'Carriers' owes alot to this movie, as I was definitely reminded of it while watching this. The acting is quite good, but I did not get much chemistry from McCormack and Cochrane as husband and wife. Both are good, and their interactions are good, but I just did not get 'partners' from them. Along with strong acting, an excellent script really sells this as a realistic and almost found footage sort of film. Its realism is where it really succeeds, because this is about as realistic a horror film can be. The twist ending isn't anything super crazy or original, but it does its job of putting a different spin on a story you thought you had figured out. A really good under the radar flick that mainstream movie makers could learn alot from. Recommended.
Constantine H (de) wrote: Emotionally, the situations and reactions feel achingly authentic.
Andrew D (fr) wrote: This was a decent movie, worth buying and watching again.
Richard Y (kr) wrote: Like all sequels, it failed to attract esp. actors who didn't quite cut it in my books.
Moriah F (de) wrote: Waste. Of. Time. Why did Shane make me watch this movie????
Daniel A (jp) wrote: What an impressive array of emerging British talent as a young Gary Oldman and a spectacular Alfred Molina embody playwrites and lovers Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell. Playing beside them are Julie Walters and the incomparable Vanessa Redgrave, while Stephen Frears, still fairly new to feature films, occupies the director's chair. It's a true tale depicting sordid hookups and the unpredictability of genius, told by Frears with grit and boldness. The entire cast are good, but it's Molina who steals the show, delivering a three dimensional interpretation of a character who very easily could have fallen victim to simple stereotypes and a lack of depth. The film itself is far from perfect, and sadly falls a little flat during its final act, but on the whole this is an informative look at Orton's life, and an entertaining and well-told yarn.