Tells the story of five people from the last generation of Soviet children who were brought up behind the Iron Curtain. Just coming of age when the USSR collapsed, they witnessed the world of their childhood crumble and change beyond recognition. Through the lives of these former schoolmates, this intimate film reveals how they have adjusted to their post-Soviet reality in today's Moscow.
- Country:USA, UK, Russia
- Director:Robin Hessman,
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(kr) wrote: A small, quiet film with richly drawn characters and an involving story.
(mx) wrote: HOW THE HELL DID THE FIRST ONE WARRANT A SEQUEL?!
(ag) wrote: Very low-budget film about a group of young women suffering from a zombie-like disease. The film felt like a British soap opera. Overall, it's not bad. I liked some of the gory effects, particularly that little homage to HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, but generally it's just kind of useless. I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel.
(kr) wrote: It's touching how four friends are introduced the drug game over a game of basketball bet they had with rival gang drug dealers, it sad how their childhood was gone after growing up too fast. Living the American Dream
(nl) wrote: A very good tribute to my childhood and what got me into Airplanes
(ca) wrote: Back in the 1950's. there were a lot of films about the angry red planet Mars, and "Red Planet" would have fit in with them despite the technological advances made in modern filmmaking. It's a throwback to the days when science fiction films emphasized the science aspect over everything else, and I admired it for that. This is thoughtful and meditative over such ideals as our future as a society and the importance we place on religion, and there are no aliens to be found on this expedition. Unfortunately, I also found this film to be quite dull and at the halfway point, I was kind of hoping some aliens would show up. The special effects are awfully impressive, but I didn't find the characters or the story compelling enough to care about their plight. The film is ultimately cold and alienating, and despite the care that went into the intricate effects and screenplay, I found little reason to continue watching. As it turns out, Mars isn't all that interesting and the film lacks a sense of urgency once Val Kilmer and his crew get there. The pace is meandering, and while great attention was paid tot he technical aspects of the script, the characters feel very one-dimensional. They are almost like people that would have existed in a '50's era flick that this emulates. The ending is disappointing as well, as Kilmer survives but you're left to wonder what will happen to our society, as all hope has seemingly run out for us. The very premise that this is based on is forgotten about in the momentary delight of our hero's rescue. There's a lot that is good and unique about "Red Planet", but in the end, not enough to save it. It's one film that could have benefited from more of the expected.
(ca) wrote: Directed by Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September (1999), The Last King of Scotland (2006) and The Eagle (2011)), based on the 1988 memoir by Joe Simpson, whose book documented his ill-fated expedition in Peru. Macdonald takes on an unconventional approach, mixing documentary interviews with the original team, along with dramatised reconstructions at the actual location. It makes for gripping viewing. This tells the story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, who in 1985, traveled to Peru to climb the Siula Grande, in particular the west face of the mountain, which has never been ascended. Joe and Simon meet fellow English traveler, who agrees to look after their camp while Joe and Simon climb the mountain. While the ascent up the west face is successful, but during the descent, things go awry when a storm sweeps the mountain, and Joe falls and breaks his leg, then is left hanging off a mountain by a rope, unable to pull Joe up, Simon cuts the rope holding him. Joe somehow survives, and despite his injuries, tries to make his way back to camp before Simon leaves. It's a very compelling and moving film, and the recreations of the actual events are well made, especially when you take into account it was filmed on the actual rock faces that Simpson and Yates went up. It has some very good cinematography by Mike Eley and Keith Partridge, which adds to the tense mood.
(mx) wrote: First and foremost will the Veronica Mars Movie satisfy the fans of the tv series? Absolutely. Will it satisfy non-fans? Yes. The Veronica Mars is everything a true fan can want- a return to form, sharp dialogue mixed with wit and strong developed characters. The Veronica Mars movie finally gets to embrace its noir tones and darker themes. The mystery is thriving and the love triangle finally has a resolution. I can't find a fault in the movie but hey I guess I'm a marshmallow.
(kr) wrote: May take a while to grow on you, but Zelig is an intelligently crafted and fascinating mock-doc with impressive special effects and while not full of riotous jokes like This Is Spinal Tap (released one year later), it boasts a sustained smirk inducing comedic tone throughout, perfectly representative of Woody Allen's playful sense of humour.