Portrait of a Beauty
Born to a family of established court painters, a woman is forced to carry on her family name and take over her brother's life after he commits suicide.
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AD O (br) wrote: harry potter gone white supremacist. hot. not really, but i liked his skinhead rage. i liked this role for teri, too.
Carla M (br) wrote: A great movie with a great message!
Jacob P (ag) wrote: A pretty interesting ghost story...but was a little too slow-paced at times.
Sara F (br) wrote: I love documentaries about something really specific and slightly random -- like this one, about Zen and cooking. This Zen chef is quite a character, and there are some good lessons for use beyond the kitchen. Be warned, you'll end this movie with a desire to make loaves of braided bread. Even if you don't cook. Much. Like me.
Jonathan G (it) wrote: There's a lot of story going on here, but the plot in this fictionalized story is simple - fast food isn't good for you (i.e., Food Inc. & Super Size Me documentaries). Linklater was trying to paint too many perspectives to tell this story. Unfortunately not enough on one character to make you want to care about any of them. A great cast, but little heart. Yes; you'll be disgusted by the processing of the meat (actual footage), but that's not enough of a sales pitch to make you want to watch it. You could probably skip this movie and not be any worse off, unless you really like the similar documentaries mentioned above.
Andy P (mx) wrote: Brosnan gives a good performance and the movie tugs at the heartstrings.
Paul M (ag) wrote: FALLING IN LOVE! THE EPIC, HONEST, ROMANTIC FILM OF THE AGES STARRING TWO OF HOLLYWOOD'S FINEST ACTORS! ....meh
Gabriel V (br) wrote: Admit it, you're jealous I got to see "Planet of the Vampires."My first Bava film, and it's about what I'd expect. The cinematography, art direction, costuming, and set design were all gorgeous presentations of some neat speculative fiction tropes, but then it meets the plot and the writing and the acting for a middling affair. It's not as excitingly trashy as the title implies, and the action is relatively uninteresting, but the presentation is what should make you think about picking it up. That said, it isn't anything "Forbidden Planet" didn't equal nine years earlier or that a lot of television fiction hasn't surpassed in the last twenty years.The best qualities are the foreground, lens-painted "sets," and the creative costuming and live-set choices.
Jennifer K (nl) wrote: very similar to Pillow Talk.
Tom H (nl) wrote: Decent remake of "Rashomon". Newman is hilarious as the Mexican bandit Carrasco.
Orlok W (nl) wrote: Lugosi Hits the Wong Note--Absolutely Cranky!!
Jesse O (ru) wrote: A surprisingly decent little fish-out-of-water comedy here. Not that it would set the world on fire. This is the type of movie that would probably be better if I watched nearer to the time it actually came out. A lot of the comedy just doesn't come across as fresh as it did almost 30 years ago. And it's what you would definitely call an inconsistent comedy. Color me surprised when I find out that the first half, or slightly more than it, actually takes place in Australia with Mick and Sue spending some time together in the Outback, sharing their stories, philosophies and opinions. Of course that makes it sound like this is a thought-provoking examination on the socio-economic oppression those in the lower class face, that's the first thing that came to mind, and it's obviously not that. But the scenes in Australia are far superior, from a more screenwriting standpoint, than the American scenes. The stuff in America is every fish-out-of-water stuff you've ever seen with Mick struggling to adjust to the differences in his surroundings and the culture compared to his simpler lifestyle in the outback. Whether or not this set Australians 20 years back in the eyes of the world is up for Australians to decide. But Paul Hogan plays his role fairly well. He definitely comes across as a charming, every-man. The fish-out-of-water concept is one that you can very easily pull off and get laughs from the lowest common denominator. And I don't mean that in a condescending manner, not in the least, it's just saying that it's broad and it gets laughs from a large percentage of a casually viewing audience. Granted it's a concept that has been done to death in the ensuing years since this film's release, so it's hard not to be influenced by that when reviewing this. Some of it works, but not tremendously, and some of it really falls flat. The biggest problem in the film, outside of Mick and Sue's impending romance, there's no real story reason for you to invest in this. Mick comes to New York at Sue's behest because...why not? They do it under the guise of that he'd get money for his tour guide business, or whatever business it is he owns. But once Mick gets to New York, nothing really happens past him and Sue somewhat flirting with each other and Mick getting into sitcom-y shenanigans. At the very least, in Coming to America, part of it was this African Prince adjusting to American life, but he was also searching for a wife to potentially make his queen. It had dual purposes. This movie, on the other hand, doesn't really seem to have anything going on story-wise past the bare minimum of Mick and Sue finding each other attractive and thinking that that is basis enough to build a successful relationship on. That is literally all there is to this movie. Talk about empty. It's never bad, though some of the jokes are pretty bad, it's just that there's nothing underneath the outer shell here. And this is regarding the scenes in America. The stuff in Australia, at least, had some interesting discussions, here and there, between Sue and Mick. Really, this is just average at best. It has some decent moments and it's never bad, but it feels incredibly outdated almost 30 years after the fact. It's a film that has aged better than others, but it still hasn't aged THAT well when you really think about it. I can only recommend it if you have Netflix. It's not something I would go out of my way to see, but you can do far worse if you've got some time to kill.
Danny R (ca) wrote: Allen & Albert Hughes's engrossing, stylish thriller which is based upon the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell. In Victorian England a clairvoyant police inspector from Scotland Yard named Frederick George Abberine, played brilliantly by Johnny Depp is determined to capture the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper despite a growing sense that there is a massive cover-up to protect him. Astute direction by Allen & Albert Hughes, with impressive supporting performances by Heather Graham, Robbie Coltrane, the late Ian Richardson, Jason Fleming, Katrin Cartlidge, Susan Lynch, Paul Rys, Lesley Sharp, and Ian Holm in a regal turn as Sir William Gull. The production design by Martin Childs is magnificent and the period recreation is flawless. A majestic score by Trevor Jones, with exquisitely cinematography by Peter Deming. A well-crafted and intelligent motion picture. Highly Recommended.
Adrian M (es) wrote: Stallone rounds up (and rounds out) a cast of retirees from the old-folks home and then explosions happen. Lots & lots of over the top explosions. Some of the acting feels as though it is delivered in the tone of "you should just be happy you're getting to see me on the screen again" - well I'm not.
John O (jp) wrote: Right a bit suspenseful and dramatic at parts Plot well there is not really one two people have car troubles and have to stay at a motel where there a tormented and have to run for their lives to survive from the owner of the motel (who looks like the Simpsons Ned Flanders) and his goons Actually a slight of a silly movie out of all the guest who stayed there and was murdered these people are the only ones who put up a fight Let me tell you that if it was me I Would fight till my last breath to survive Worthwhile watching