Lion's Den

Lion's Den

Julia, a 25 year-old university student, two weeks pregnant, with no criminal record, is sent to prison. Julia murdered the father of her child. This story addresses maternity, jail and Justice; confinement, guilt and solitude; but above all it deals with Julia and her son, Tomas, born inside an Argentinean prison.

An incarcerated woman struggles to raise her son from prison. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


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Cathi P (ca) wrote: I know it's sexy to believe in "global warming", but just may change your mind when you see the facts laid out perfectly in this excellent documentary by Phil Valentine. What I didn't expect or know about was the fact that some of the poorest nations on earth are kept poor by the global warming agenda. (You must go see the movie to find out this horrific truth.) If you're a believer in global warming, please see this movie so you can properly and intelligently argue your side.

Jesse O (ru) wrote: While The Music Never Stopped is a corny name, even if it is the title of a Grateful Dead compilation album, it just strikes me as the name of a TV movie. Thankfully, the movie is pretty good and has a solid story, even if it tries to manipulate your emotions far too much. You know for once I'd like to watch a movie where a father and son (or whatever other dynamic) that don't get along at the beginning manage to reconnect and have a great father-son moment without having either one of them die tragically before the movie ends. And it's not like this is a surprise, it's patently obvious from the beginning that that's what is going to happen. If you have seen more than 10 movies in your life you'll easily predict what's going to happen. It would work if it wasn't so patently obvious that the movie is trying to tell you what to feel. That's why I liked The Way so much, that movie never ONCE tries to manipulate your emotions with cheap tactics. I can imagine that movie's main character FINALLY finishing the 800 mile walk with his son's ashes, whose death was the catalyst for the main character finishing the journey and sprinkling a bit of his son's ashes at every stop, and then just randomly dying after finishing the journey. That's not really very satisfying, because it doesn't really accomplish anything. Real emotion doesn't come from killing a main character randomly and expecting us to care. I'm not saying it couldn't work, as it worked in Mary and Max, but 95% of the time it ends up feeling cheap way and comes across as poor storytelling. That's not to say the movie isn't good because it is, it has a strong story and an excellent performance from J.K Simmons but I never really got into it past a certain point. The soundtrack to the movie is tremendous, which it would have to be since the movie is completely centered around it. The rest of the cast is good, Lou Taylor Pucci is definitely good as Gabriel but there's something about his chemistry with J.K that sort of doesn't work. They never really felt like father-son, just actors paid to do so. If you look at their performances individually, they're strong but as a whole it didn't seem to click for me. It works on a generational clash, using music to illustrate the gap in thought and ideology between Henry and Gabriel. That's about it. Of course this is comparing it to The Way in which Martin Sheen's son's character is played by his real life son, Emilio Estevez, which isn't really fair from my part. But yea, I've said far too much about this movie already and, again, this is why the scoring system sometimes fails, I spent the entire movie completely shitting on a movie I thought was good overall. In the end, though, the movie really disappoints with its manipulative tactics, but an excellent performance from J.K Simmons, a good story, and an awesome soundtrack make this movie good, though I'd recommend The Way over this movie any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

PerHelge B (jp) wrote: En av mine favorittfilmer.

Art S (fr) wrote: Stately and slow drama from Todd Haynes, set in the early 1950s and looking gorgeous. It is in fact an exquisitely realized "coming of age" story or perhaps I should say a "coming out" story except the two women here are only barely out of the closet and even so they experience a world of stigma and discrimination. Cate Blanchett transforms herself (again) and provides a subtle portrait of a wealthy older woman who risks losing her four-year-old daughter in order to live an authentic life and to love who she wants. Rooney Mara is the younger woman awakening to the possibility of same sex attraction. The script provides breathing room for the development of their affair but it does move very slowly, probably too slowly. The fact that the law allowed a "morality clause" to be used to prevent LGBT parents to have custody of their own children is shocking but it is downplayed here in favour of the relationship dynamics. Haynes has often been seen in the light of his fondness for Douglas Sirk (similarly to Rainer Werner Fassbinder) but here he seems to avoid the amplified melodrama of these masters, perhaps to make certain the characters and issues are treated seriously and not with any distortion or campiness. From an autobiographical tale by Patricia Highsmith.