Set over the course of one day, a narcotics detective hunts for a seemingly harmless young criminal who knows a truth about the cop's past.
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Ashley H (fr) wrote: Arbitrage is a decent film. It is a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon give good performances. The script is a little slow in places. Nicholas Jarecki did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and mystery.
Robert B (nl) wrote: War of the Dead (Marko Mkilaasko, 2011)I was all set to love this movie-a Finnish knock-off of Norway's first, and best, Nazi zombie flick, Dd Sn, that also happens to star Invincible's Jouko Ahola. How could you possibly go wrong? Well, in quite a few ways, as it turns out. This is depressing, because War of the Dead wanted to be a better movie than it is, and it almost, but not quite, succeeded. In fact, it might be possible to make a case that Paul Campion's The Devil's Rock, released the same year, is exactly the film War of the Dead wanted to be, but didn't quite get there.Plot: An American platoon, deep in the middle of nowhere (the accents sounded kind of Austrian to me, one synopsis tells me they're in Russia, another one says in the Carpathians-how does that even make sense in WW2?), comes upon a platoon of the enemy, ambushes them, and wipes them out. Everyone's happy. Well, except the guys on the other side of that firefight, they're pretty pissed. So what do they do? Get right back up and start eating the erstwhile victors. Obviously, things are not what they seem in this little corner of the world, and our hapless survivors find themselves tasked with a much more important mission than the simple wiping out of a bunker...Any number of good ideas to be found here, but none of them actually come to fruition. I suspect an overzealous editing hand was involved in at least part of this, as in the last third or thereabouts things get incoherent now and again; all the setup and pacing disappear into action scene after action scene, and it struck me on a number of occasions that there should have been stuff in between the bullets flying and zombies stomping and all that sort of thing. By the end I was wondering if everyone involved hadn't simply given up and decided to release whatever came out of the editing room. A depressing thought, but the only hypothesis that made any sense in my head-at least, it made more sense than the actual movie did. I'd love to see the shooting script to find out what was actually supposed to happen. * 1/2
Dane D (gb) wrote: Very low budget movie poisoned by 3rd rate acting. But I love this sci-fi thrillers and I can't hate it because of that. The end is very... interesting to say the least. I found it worth it just for that.
Adam F (mx) wrote: "One Missed Call" is a complete mess of a horror film. It starts with a ridiculous premise: what if your mobile phone killed you? (an idea that has already become the subject of several parodies) and proceeds to run it into the ground. Basically, people receive a strange phone call where the sender leaves a message for them on their voice mail and it is dated from the future (for instance, if it was Thursday, they might get a call listed as Friday, 4:00 pm). Once you listen to the phone call, you realize that it's the sound of your upcoming death, which, despite your best efforts happens at the exact time of your voice mail. Your only hope to evade this fate is to go back to the beginning, using the hallucinations you receive as clues to figure out where the chain of deadly phone calls began.The characters in the story react so casually to the events that are happening that you can't get invested in them or sucked into the story. You get some small glimpses of creepy distorted faces and there are a good amount of dead bodies in the end but if the victim's friends don't care, why should you? Like most movies based on Asian horror films, the story here is a mystery where the main character has to find the source of the curse in order to end the chain of events that threatens her. The idea with this type of tale is that as our main character Beth (Shannyn Sossamon) gets closer to the solution, the number of possible victims keeps getting smaller and smaller until she is trying to save herself or a few key characters by finally exposing some hidden truth or unleashing some kind of trapped spirit or something. Basically it gives us an explanation for why everything has been going on and she saves herself in the process. In this story the explanations for why phones are killing people are very loose and don't really make any sense. It actually gets downright silly when you see a dead body dialing a cell phone and the movie never makes its main characters act logically. There is one scene where we see a potential victim smash her phone and throw it away, which would be a logical thing to do, but everyone else feels like they're too attached to their phone contacts to actually try and intervene in the deadly chain of events. How stupid are these people?! We have established that the chain of deaths happens because the names of future victims are inside the phone of the previous ones... at least TRY and stop the murders by deleting numbers from your address book!The film feels like a desperate attempt to make a concept that no matter how hard you tried, could never really be scary. There is a death at the very beginning of the film where someone dies, and they pet gets killed right after by the ghost and it makes absolutely no sense. Not only that the animal itself dies, but the way that it dies doesn't not match the explanation we get at the end of the movie at all. Well, unless it was one of those cats who likes to text people on their cellphones, I see those all the time in real life. The movie is PG-13 so even horror fans that can accept the thinnest of plots as long as they get their blood and nudity will be disappointed. With these limitations, you would think that this rating would direct the film into more suspense and unsettling imagery but there is only a tiny bit of those horror elements in the film. There are some great makeup effects towards the end of the story and this is where pretty much all of the excitement is concentrated. The more you think about the movie, the more it starts to fall apart and it becomes a ridiculous attempt at making a ghost horror movie. There's no reason to see "One Missed Call" instead of the many other superior Japanese horror ghost films that have emerged unless you really will get scared by anything and want an extremely tame horror film. (On Dvd, October 12, 2012)
Grace P (us) wrote: Its about experiencing on how you can live/feel around the people when you do have the rational logical intelligent or not.Life does rotate 360 degree!
Brittany W (de) wrote: This movie has only shock factor working for it. Sudden bursts of torture and the murderer's unlimited supply of metal and torture instruments never seize to amaze.
Paul D (es) wrote: Gaspar Noe certainly puts you in the mindset of The Butcher, and as much as you might not want to be there/might want the film to travel elsewhere, you can't really deny that this is quite the character study. While tedious at times, certainly repetitive and relying on a constant barrage of The Butcher narrating his thoughts, the film winds up being effective at putting us (almost) in his shoes.
William L (ca) wrote: Too awesome! Incredible cast!
AD V (mx) wrote: Normally I prefer a 'director's cut' of a film but this time I'll take the edited down version gladly. Four and a half hours is just too damn long for a road trip drama even if some of the ideas in it are akin to great films like Brainstorm. So 4 stars for the two and a half hour version and barely 3 for the 'test of endurance' version.
Matt H (it) wrote: Eastwood was amazing
Spencer H (ca) wrote: Crazy, over-the-top, and awesome, Scarface is essential in movie history.
Matthew S (kr) wrote: One of my favorite films. Orson Welles' approaches his audience from the standpoint of a documentary. The whole experimentally genius of a movie starts with one very clear statement from Welles: "This is a promise. For the next hour, everything you hear from us is really true and based on solid fact." He did not falter on his promise. The thing is that "F For Fake" runs just under 90 minutes. Everything is "true" for the first hour. Orson Welles, one of the greatest artists and intellects of his time was also an eccentric who loved to toy with ideas as much as put them into his art. This is a brilliant example of a profoundly gifted filmmaker playing not only with his audience, but with cultural ideas around "truth" and "reality" -- how important is "true authenticity" anyway? If the answer seems apparent to you, then this is a film you must see. Actually, this is a film everyone should see. He seems to be making a documentary about fakery. His main focus is on two equally odd men. Infamous and notorious Art Forger and charming, Elmyr de Hory is one. The other is Hory's friend and "biographer" Clifford Irving. Irving had set out to expose Hory as the "Faker" he was but would soon become the major player at one of the biggest acts of "Fakery" of all time. His "true" transcription of Howard Hughes' autobiography remains a cultural focal point of deception, confusion and infamy. Was it just great luck that Orson Welles fell into the company of these two fraudulent men or planned? Does it really matter?As Welles' freely points out, his entire life has been a series of self-created "fakes" -- from an untrue resume to his infamously radio storytelling experiment regarding an invasion from Mars. Just as you think you know where Welles is taking us, with the ever-slightest of hands -- he pulls the rug out from under the audience more than a couple of times. And he poses a number of key philosophical questions about life and human existence. This is a magical experimental film so far ahead of it's time it remains one step ahead of our curve. Quite a feat from an early 1970's film when viewed with the fresh eyes of the 21st Century. Pures cinematic magic and a whole lotta fun!
Joel M (gb) wrote: 9/10: Anthology of 3 short sci-fi anime (sci-fi horror/triller, bioterrorism comedy, and war satire) by 3 directors - Koji Morimoto (Animatrix), Tensai Okamura (Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy). All 3 stories are beautifully animated and unique in its on kind, making each a masterpiece of its own. High re-watch value cause the more you watch the better it gets due to the extra details that you will discovered if compared to watching the first time.
TheScarlatescu R (fr) wrote: Greatest Femmes Fatales in Classic Film Noir
jarrad b (ru) wrote: half decent horror flick
Georgia S (mx) wrote: Emotional film ?? definately recommended ??????
Guido M (es) wrote: That's what I am touches in so many ways. It talks about several topics, like bullying in the schools, Homosexuality and the damages of the American Dream Family. Despite what was said, the movie is too hollywood and predictable. The ending ruins the movie, and makes it look like a bad one. But, no one can deny this movie has to be seen by all the family and after the end, talk about it, because it's very important for kids and teenangers to start taking awareness about this issues, like discrimination in the most varied ways that can exist.
Robert P (nl) wrote: Oddly dark but makes the intrigue and mystery that muck better. A bit slow at times but curiousity holds the viewer's interested. I especially liked the backdrops and stirred memories of rummaging thru old attics for that treasure hunt I experienced as a child.
Richard Y (ca) wrote: Dirty and naughty, a classic.