You may also like
Long Weekend torrent reviews
Anaamika M (ag) wrote: Punching dialogues with most of the time related to story and time line make film different from the gangster film genre Characterization of every actor is super and mind blowing debut director Prashanth'S excelled in his first commercial venture with live narration, gripping story and most importantly with excellent visualsCinematography by Ravi Varma is breaths taking and kudos to his workMurali has given powerful performance Haripriya without makeup has given natural acting and performed at par with expectationTilak and Athul Kulakarni prorated in small yet powerful characters two songs are very good and suit to mood of the filmTechnically film was excellentUgramm definitely gives new life to kannada film industryMarks 4/5Excellent even though it presents the underworld story the heart of the film and story mainly tells the family value and sentimentsGood job overall
Garrett O (gb) wrote: I like the premise: American is involved in a Civil War and we are only making things worse--just like Vietnam. That the film maker uses the usual hot buttons is an understatement. The Afghans are not nice and treat women like cattle--watch the father try and defend why he is selling his daughter. It is counter-productive to use emotional arguments when cold facts do the job. Great job of analysis without the need for the ad hominem.
Khaled H (gb) wrote: another funny Paul Rudd' Movie
Denny I (br) wrote: What an amazing movie done with utmost artistry, technicality (Photography and background music) and acting quality along gorgeous actresses. The score was performed by the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of conductor Simon Rattle. American media reviewers (Jewish mafia) didn't this rate this movie well probably because of their scorn towards anything German. Artistic minded people do have a feast in this movie..done so perfectly. Hope some of you will enjoy watching it.
Alana B (de) wrote: other agian look good
K K (ag) wrote: Wonderfully crafted art/analytical documentary, although lacking the traditional and trusted documentary presentation. Simultaneously distant and intimate with it's subject. I think that for film lovers this a unique attempt to get to know an enigmatic figures life through her work
Jessie V (ca) wrote: still going! still going!
Cole M (ru) wrote: While the performances were solid (including a very ill Anthony Perkins), the ending baffled me and left me angry.
s l (ag) wrote: ?Scum? attempts to illustrate the brutal ramifications of the 1970?s youth justice system on those incarcerated within Borstals. It?s scenes of extreme violence, sexual assault and self harming act to highlight the issues faced, and in doing so, provide a stark contrast to the youth judicial methods in practice today. It appears that rehabilitating juveniles through harsh punishment has been replaced by a system which seeks to nurture and guide offenders to morally accept and repent their crimes. However, events like the 2011 summer riots have evoked debate on the effectiveness of the current youth justice system and proposed the question; should we return to a more punitive system?The first Borstal opened in 1908 and was designed to house 18-21 year old offenders (extended to 15-21 in 1961). They functioned to rehabilitate young offenders through religion, education and structure, whilst segregated away from the possible negative influences of adult offenders. Under Clause 44;Section 47(3) of the 1952 Prison Act, it states detainees should receive ?training and instruction as will conduce to their reformation and the prevention of crime?. It is ironic to learn that relevant literature proposes that the system eventually sort to implement such rehabilitation through corporal punishment and psychological strain; the combination of which affords actions based on fear and hierarchal suppression, rather than taught moral responsibility. This may be a product of the reform to legislation guidelines in the 1950?s, stating that the ?methods of training may vary between borstals?, such disregard for continuity evidently promoted the sense of personal judgement when implementing punishment. Statistical evaluation of the re-offending rates reflects this migration of training to punishment rehabilitation styles; rising from 30% to 70%. ?Scum? echo?s this punitive system through, not only the derogative and forceful pressure inflicted by the wardens, but by the internal sentencing of isolation, a means which serves only to punish.It seems ironic that the aforementioned Prison Act specifically outlines the need to instil a ?sense of personal responsibility?, when the dated system sort to strip individuals of any sense of self worth or opinion. ??Scum?? manages to capture this brilliantly with House Master comments like; ?you don?t have to think for yourself in here boy, all the thinking is done for you?. Aside from the means by which rehabilitation were implemented, it is apparent that the environment within borstals encouraged abusive behaviour. Although ??Scum?? depicts sexual abuse amongst offenders, it was not isolated to this cohort. In recent years there has been an escalation the media reports on the abuse, notably sexual offences, suffered at the hands of the wardens within Borstal institutes; revealing a catalogue of similar reports filed with the Home Office. It is evident that the environment depicted in ?Scum? appears to be a true and unexaggerated reflection of the youth judicial system of its time, notably, with emphasis on physical and psychological punishment as a means of, not only control, but perceived rehabilitation.Concurrent with Borstals were ?Boot Camp? Detention Centres (1948 through to 1988), such centres sort to administer the ?short, sharp shorts? of military discipline, with the belief that deterrence from future offending is achieved through scare tactics (Lutze, 2002). Like the Borstals, short term reform may have been achieved; however Matthews and Pitts (1998) report no evidence of long term rehabilitation as a result, an issue seen as a consequence of the failure to address the core issues behind the original offence. Due to the methods of punishment, the stripping of autonomous thought and lack of positive rehabilitation training, it is unsurprising that that juvenile offenders of this time reported severe psychological deficits, such as those depicted in this movie (e.g. depression and severe anxiety). To contextualise this judicial method it is also important to recognise the economic implications of incarceration; it is clear that the cost versus rehabilitation rates were not sufficient to maintain this style of punishment. Therefore, consideration of all aspects made it evident that this form of judicial detention was not only inhumane and ineffective in preventing recidivism, but economically insufficient; change had to occur to support this division of the legal system. Perhaps the current exaggerated response to the brutality of ??Scum?? is a reflection of the change in times. The judicial system of today is far more reflective of the humanitarianism approach, seeking to establish causal factors and focussing on humanising actions through restorative justice, with a custodial sentence awarded as a last resort. The primary method used in restorative justice is Victim-Offender Mediation (VOM; Nugent et al 2004); this provides the offender with the chance to view the repercussions of their actions, take responsibility and seek to make a mends, thus attaining self-achieved rehabilitation. The system seeks to facilitate and equip offenders as a means of preventing re-offending; research into the effectiveness of VOM yielded a beneficial effect the odds of re-offending after VOM was 32% less than offenders who did not partake in VOM. Moving closer to incarceration, the use of tagging and Anti-social Behaviour Acts (ASBOs) are in circulation today; since 1998 these can be used on youths as young as ten. Their main purpose is to enforce restriction on movement whilst sparing the juvenile of incarceration. Such methods reduce the cost and the risk of psychological and criminal repercussions which may occur within a juvenile detention centre. It would be naive to suggest that this reform of the system is conclusive in tackling the issues of juvenile delinquency today. However, it is clear that past judicial punishment not only produced psychological and behavioural issues, but neglected to achieve satisfactory levels of reform. Although one could argue it was the product of subjective interpretation, of an otherwise well intentioned rehabilitation system, it is clear that the ramifications are too severe to offset the intention, rendering it inadequate. One must remind oneself of the primary purpose of the judicial system; to punish and rehabilitate. Based on the evidence provided the return to a more punitive system would achieve the former but neglect the latter.
Peter H (ag) wrote: This is one of those films that's so bad, it's good.
Frances H (fr) wrote: One of my childhood favorites and my Dad's favorite movies--he loved the books as a kid, and so did I. I know the critics didn't like it, but I did. And I always love Leslie Bricusse's music.
Chris R (jp) wrote: Gotta love this movie