A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.
- Stars:Charlize Theron, Thomas Curtis, Elle Peterson, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Renner, Richard Jenkins, Sissy Spacek, James Cada, Rusty Schwimmer, Linda Emond, Michelle Monaghan, Brad William Henke, Jillian Armenante,
- Director:Niki Caro,
- Writer:Michael Seitzman (screenplay), Clara Bingham (book), Laura Leedy (book)
Single mother Josey Aimes is part of a group of the first women to work at a local iron mine, only to endure harassment from male co-workers, ranging from verbal taunts to pornographic graffiti and worse. She eventually filed suit in 1984 and won a landmark legal decision. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(fr) wrote: The cunts of '92. I love a good football documentary but no new ground or revelations are to be found in here. Arguably the greatest bunch of kids to be brought go through the transition of youth team to first team.They are all great role models and all come across as lads who never lost touch with there working class roots but they are one bunch of boring cunts and I couldn't see many of them making a career of after dinner speakers or any of their autobiographies topping the sale charts at WHS. Strictly for Man Utd fans only and what the fuck was Tony Blair doing in it? The war criminal got more screen time than Cantona.
(ag) wrote: So far watching it on Netflix
(au) wrote: My Name Is Joe (Ken Loach, 1998)[originally posted 17Jan2000]I expected this to be good. I was still surprised by how good it was. However, it's bleak, bleak, bleak. It's a black comedy in the same vein Delicatessen is a black comedy-- you'll laugh, but don't rent this on the same day you buy a new package of razor blades. Plot: Joe (Session 9's Peter Mullan) is unemployed and attempting to stay sober after years of, well, not doing so. Things seem to be taking a turn for the better when he starts up a romantic relationship with Sarah (Aberdeen's Louise Goodall), but the call of the bottle is always just behind him, and it's made worse both by Sarah's career (she's a nurse) and her idealism (she has a thing for helping the downtrodden, which means "associating with addicts a lot", and hey, why is she in this relationship in the first place, right?). Not that their surroundings aren't the kind of thing that drives a person to the bottle anyway; the film's setting is the slums of Glasgow, where there are a thousand Joes behind the windows in every city block, just waiting for that one small thing that's going to set them off...The acting is some of the best deadpan I've seen in years, and it works-- the parallel between Sabine (One Life Stand's Anne-Marie Kennedy), the junkie, and life in a dead Scottish town is a little too in-the-face at times, but it's still handled with sharp-tongued wit throughout. The camerawork is somewhat uninspiring, but we should be used to that in things coming out of the British Isles these days. Besides, it doesn't have to be good. The characters carry this one. But prepare to be depressed, and you'll want to keep away from sharp objects during the last ten minutes. ****
(ca) wrote: Entertaining and ridiculous. Campy, colorful, and funny. Not a great movie by any stretch, but come on- exploding sharks? Labels on everything? Robin's typing?
(ru) wrote: A perfect suspense mystery - with rednecks, racism, and a touch of PTSD thrown in. The only weak spot is thinking Spencer could out fight someone half his age - then again, his character was trained to fight & kill. Just because he's tired of causing death doesn't mean those reflexes wouldn't be there.
(es) wrote: See, gangsters aren't all that bad!
(us) wrote: Hugely impressive and massively influential film. The art direction (and even some of the effects) rivals many of the epics that followed. The multiple narrative strands can be confusing but a significant - if overlong - film nonetheless.
(jp) wrote: This is a good movie
(fr) wrote: [An] enjoyable if simplistic black comedy loosely based on a novel by Larry Beinhart.
(jp) wrote: Insupervel. Animao, trilha, personagens, roteiro...Um dos melhores do estdio do Mickey.
(fr) wrote: Jim Kouf's cynical LA crime-drama Gang Related does a lot of things technically wrong, particularly when it makes itself about its leading men, Jim Belushi (Detective Divinci) and the late Tupac Shakur (Detective Rodriguez). The film doesn't ask the audience to care about them and routinely steers our attention away from either or both of them and throughout the movie neither character seems to have progressed at all. But the movie does many things right, and I suppose one of these things was to alienate these characters from the audience. In Gang Related, Belushi and Shakur play a couple of dirty cops who have been running a scam where they deal cocaine and then kill their buyer, pinning the killings on gang related activity, but on their tenth try they end up killing an undercover DEA agent, which sparks an investigation, in which Belushi and Shakur are the lead detectives, that they try to pin on any poor soul -- and which settles on a helpless and homeless Dennis Quaid. Detectives Divinci and Rodriguez are by no means unrealistic. Shakur's Rodriguez (who is basically the same guy as Tupac the rapper except now he's a cop) needs the money because he is depressed, alcoholic, addicted to gambling, and in the hole by more than $27,000. Any other movie would be (sympathetically) about Rodriguez, but instead most of the movie revolves around Divinci, who is absolute scum and only ever explains the way he is by saying it's in his DNA. Apparently we aren't supposed to care about the protagonists. But that is what is curious about this movie. Every other character -- from the overworked ADA, to the hobo with the mysterious past, to the Defense Attorney played by James Earl Jones (nuff said) -- could star in their own movie, instead we are left to watch the comedic misfortune of Belushi and Shakur's heroes destroy them, which doesn't let us off the hook until the last scene. But then again, films and literature have experimented with narrative for hundreds of years -- Edgar Allen Poe made a career out of basing his stories on the perspectives of murderers. In the end, there is no point splitting hairs over what gang related could have been because what is unique about the film is what it is, and basing the movie from the perspective of any other of the characters would have been too small of a window into this tragic buddy cop film. In the end, it is its self awareness and its disregard for the audience that gives Gang Related a life of its own.