Rocky Road to Dublin
Rocky Road to Dublin is a 1968 documentary film by Irish-born journalist Peter Lennon and French cinematographer Raoul Coutard, examining the contemporary state of the Republic of Ireland, posing the question, "what do you do with your revolution once you've got it?" It argues that Ireland was dominated by cultural isolationism, Gaelic and clerical traditionalism at the time of its making.
- Stars:Sean O'Faoláin, Conor Cruise O'Brien, John Huston, Douglas Gageby, Jim Fitzgerald, Michael Cleary, Liam O'Briain, Phyllis Hamilton, Peter Lennon,
- Director:Peter Lennon,
- Writer:Peter Lennon (commentary)
Years before director Michael Moore came on the scene, Irish-born journalist Peter Lennon exposed the truth of a repressed, suppressed and censored country, and the hypocrisy of church, ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Rocky Road to Dublin torrent reviews
(es) wrote: Horrible SyFy flick..."
(nl) wrote: It starts with a gripping scene that aims to grab viewers' attention. Unfortunately, as Callahan (Clive Owen) went to save the world, with Sarah (Angelina Jolie) who suffers from unhappy marriage trailing closely behind, those "malnourished kids" and "war-stricken villagers" serve as nothing more than a huge dcor in a white-privilege stale romance story. If you're here for the action and romance, this movie "Beyond Borders" is not too bad. However, if you're here for a well-thought original story, don't waste your time.
(au) wrote: This was a great action movie, based more around the turn of the century with great all round cast performances, too bad they never made a sequel though
(es) wrote: A movie that makes ugly monsters look cute,and punches you in the face with unexpected,powerful story.
(it) wrote: Imagine a Finnish Jim Jarmusch directing a no-budget remake of "The Blues Brothers." That's the feel of this 1989 cult comedy, which manages to be both deadpan and slapstick in equal doses.The Leningrad Cowboys are a large Siberian group who play traditional polkas. They favor dark sunglasses, exaggerated Winklepicker shoes and ludicrous quiff haircuts that make Lyle Lovett look like Richie Cunningham. They sail overseas after a local record exec rejects them but advises that Americans "swallow any kind of crap."The group arrives in New York City, bringing along a coffin containing a bassist who recently froze stiff in the cold. Quick to prey upon the Cowboys' golden talents, a promoter books them to perform at his cousin's wedding. In Mexico. He also informs them about "rock and roll," the music that Americans prefer. The group immediately buys some secondhand records and learns this new style.They buy a giant black Cadillac (the junkyard dealer is Jarmusch himself) and hit the road for Mexico. On the way, they pass through the Deep South, playing bizarre gigs at rundown bars and clubs. Standards like "Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay," "Tequila" and "That's Alright, Mama" form the bulk of their repertoire. Their musicianship is reasonably solid, but the vocals are hopeless.Most of the humor is provided by the band's shady manager Vladimir, who buys them onions for meals while hiding a private stockpile of beer. Igor, the village idiot from their homeland, adds some mirth as he haplessly trails the group, hoping to give them an oversized fish he caught."Leningrad Cowboys Go America" is short (78 minutes) and doesn't have much of an ending. Its humor is amusing rather than funny -- this is the sort of movie where you rarely laugh, but steadily smile. However, the tale has a unique, alien charm that balances its flaws.Note to readers who shun foreign films: The band members do speak broken English, and subtitles are not required beyond the opening minutes.
(mx) wrote: Not awful, but, a bit before my time. Love Sidney Poirier though.
(au) wrote: Somewat repeating the plot of the first Carry On, the carry on cast are a bunch of misfit cops trying to save their boss from a possible transfer. Some funny bits, but man, I hope they change it up soon.
(us) wrote: It champions the socialist rhetoric of the Soviet Union but the film is Russian & was made at the height of the Cold War so in my opinion that's only fitting. Those elements are there but I feel that Mikhail Kalatozov makes it his purpose, ultimately a covert effort, to transcend any agenda & the results are a beautifully filmed & haunting portrait of the human condition. Whether it's sacrifice or survival. It's an arduous film going experience. At the halfway mark I couldn't imagine I'd ever watch a Letter Never Sent ever again. By the end I felt, "how could I not?"
(ag) wrote: In the end, it's ludicrous - but in some ways that's what makes this film noir from Otto Preminger good. Gene Tierney is a kleptomaniac hiding the fact from her psychoanalyst husband, Richard Conte (badly miscast). Slick and evil hypnotist/astrologer Jose Ferrer finds her out and offers to treat her, by which he means control her and make her do his bidding. About halfway through there is a murder, but Ferrer, the obvious suspect, has an alibi - he's in the hospital for a gall bladder operation. Police Detective Charles Bickford (gruff but lovable) is on the case but doesn't believe for a minute that you could hypnotize yourself not to feel pain. Perhaps the film would have succeeded more if Preminger just cranked it up to 11 and let the weird melodrama take over? As it stands, you aren't quite sure whether the events shown are meant to be believable to the audience or not. Poor Gene Tierney may have seen echoes of her own real life in this character, as she may have been hiding mental illness and alcoholism from her public just as her character hides her own inner troubles from others. However, Ferrer is the only one to really capitalize on the bizarreness here, playing his vile charmer to the hilt. Preminger's other noirs are better (Fallen Angel, Where the Sidewalk Ends).
(ca) wrote: Corny but entertaining :)