Accio (Elio Germano) and Manrico (Riccardo Scamarcio) are working class brothers who live in Italy in the 1960s. While his brother becomes drawn into left-wing politics, Accio, the hotheaded younger brother, is taken under the wing of a market trader and while under his influence, joins the Fascist party. Accio ("Bully") is a nickname he is proud of because it makes him seem tough. Manrico and their sister Violetta are alarmed to hear their brother listening to Benito Mussolini's speeches in his room. Manrico often physically torments his brother, including stuffing his head in the barrel under the drain pipe of their house.
Sarah D (au) wrote: If Bruce Campbell is in a movie, I'll watch it. Therefore, I will never say anything bad about a movie he's in. :)
Camille L (au) wrote: Absolument insignifiant, ringard pas drole, tres mal joue, avec neanmoins une musique plutot pas mal, moche et idiot, cette comedie policiere ne merite meme pas l'interet des gamins qu'elle vise.
Renee R (nl) wrote: Sometimes you just need to watch goofy. This definitely fits the bill.
Ben G (ru) wrote: This 3-hour long documentary (split into 2 parts) is not entertainment, nor does it try to be. But the information is fascinating & the analysis is powerfully insightful. It's also an excellent introduction to Noam Chomsky for those who haven't come across any of his work. Manufacturing Consent is not for those who care more about style than substance, like Chomsky himself, there is no intellectual snobbery or pseudo-intellectual flourishing. Anyone can understand the points within, although some are so illuminating they're worth revisiting. This documentary was extremely influential for me, it completely altered my perception of the world & triggered an interest in politics, which I hitherto thought myself totally apathetic towards (I am still apathetic towards the mainstream conception of politics, but justifiably so). I would say Manufacturing Consent is the single most important thing I've ever experienced & recommend it to anyone with a conscience.
Jennifer A (au) wrote: Fine performances can't save this despressing "Depression Era" tale. Ironweed (1987) - 4.7/10 Director - Hector Babenco Starring - Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits, Fred Gwynne, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe, Nathan Lane, Margaret Whitton, Diane Venora. Jack Nicholson stars as Francis Phelan, an ex-baseball player who became a drifter and a drunk some twenty years after a tragic accident that killed his infant son. Meryl Streep stars as Helen Archer, an ex-singer who becomes Phelan's companion. They wind up in his hometown Albany where Francis tries to reconcile his life while searching for the next dollar and the next drink. A deliberately paced story, "Ironweed" never completely drew me in. It relies on flashbacks to tell Phelan's story but despite a good performance from Nicholson his character seems to meander and never compells enough to truly compensate for the endless misery he is going through. Mery Streep likewise is competent but her backstory is even more clouded. These are lost souls living in harsh times searching for dignity while wondering what went wrong. It doesn't tackle alcholism as well as "The Lost Weekend" or "Leaving Las Vegas" and I've seen better despictions of the Depression. Considering Nicholson and Streep and the good reviews on RT I consider this a disappointment. It's not surprising "Ironweed" is pretty much a forgotten film.
Ryan H (it) wrote: To be honest, I don't feel like this movie holds up today like some 80's movies do. No longer an enjoyable watch.
Ola G (it) wrote: Lt. Col. Pierre-Noel Raspeguy (Anthony Quinn), is a typical maverick; a hardcore soldier who runs operations his way. His paratrooper battalion has fought to the bitter end at Dien Bien Phu in Indochina. Raspeguy and his surviving officers and soldiers ends up in a P.O.W. camp and are then shipped back to France. Raspeguy loses his battalion, but later obtains command of the 10th Paratrooper Regiment that is activated for battle in Algeria against Arab guerrilla forces fighting for independence.Well, I was hoping for something better when I bought "Lost Command", but its a so so military actioneer where the action and acting switch from bad to ok throughout the movie. Quinn tries too hard to be rough and macho, and Delon dont really fit the humanistic and academic Captain Phillipe Esclavier. Cardinale has a supporting role that gives her little space and its an ungrateful role she got on her hands. And the movie doesnt paint a very pretty picture of the french, thus it was banned in France for ten years. "Lost Command" is not a must see.
Paul D (ca) wrote: It's an ordinary disney, playing on the animal themes for some natural audience sentiment.
Nicholas S (jp) wrote: Good luck trying to find this fun movie with the Illusiono effect intact.Even the trailer shown here has had the tinting removed!Why do studios think they know something that the director didn't?This is a fun silly movie that would be terrific for a party if it could be shown as intended.As it is most of the fun has been taken out leaving a mere "skeleton" of the production.So Sony pictures think they're a better director than William Castle? They must be delirious!Reply Like Follow Post 2 seconds ago
Casey R (gb) wrote: Not a well done film. Editing was choppy. Odd script at times. Compelling story that got a bad wrap from a blah movie.