Carol, a typical upper middle-class housewife, begins to complain of vague symptoms of illness. She "doesn't feel right," has unexplained headaches, congestion, a dry cough, nosebleeds, vomiting, and trouble breathing. Her family doctor treats her concerns dismissively and suggests a psychiatrist. Eventually, an allergist tells her that she has Environmental Illness.
"Safe" has been described as a horror movie of the soul, a description that director Todd Haynes relishes. California housewife Carol White seems to have it all in life: a wealthy husband, a beautiful house, servants, beauty, and a lot of friends. The only thing she lacks is a strong personality: Carol seems timid and empty during all of her interactions with the world around her. At the beginning of the film, one would consider her to be more safe in life than just about anyone. That doesn't turn out to be the case. Starting with headaches and leading to a grandmal seizure, Carol becomes more and more sick, claiming that she's become sensitive to the common toxins in today's world: exhaust, fumes, aerosol spray, etc. She pulls back from the sexual advances of her husband and spends her nights alone by the TV or wandering around the outside of her well-protected home like an animal in a cage. Her physician examines her and can find nothing wrong. An allergist finds that she has an ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(au) wrote: Docudrama about the killing of Lincoln. Interesting only to the extent you could understand the history is little more better. Otherwise avoidable.
(br) wrote: The Swell Season, like their music, will simultaneously inspire you and break your heart. Much like the film Once, this documentary captures the spirit and substance of the relationship between Glen Hansard and Mark (C)ta Irglova. The filmmakers use the music and circumstances of the post-Once stardom to tell the story of the rise and fall of their relationship, often allowing the gentle subtleness of glances and expressions tell the story. This is a beautiful film, largely because Hansard and Irglova were as vulnerable and exposed emotionally as they have been in their music together. It serves as a cautionary tale about the trappings of fame, even as it rejoices what was and laments what might have been for the pair. It seems as if there could not have been a more effective counterpart to Once, and fans of that film - or music documentaries at all - need to watch this film as well.
(gb) wrote: You'd be hard-pressed to find a movie that makes me laugh this hard, this consistently. I wish we could board these 6 dudes up in a room and have their antics streaming 24 hours a day. Every single one of them has multiple moments to shine and endless amounts of memorable quotes, but the McBride / Franco magazine face-off may be one of my favorite scenes in any comedy ever. A filthy and surprisingly thoughtful farce for the ages.
(us) wrote: I saw the first 15 minutes of the movie. Being a fan of westerns, I'm not impressed. You expect a certain atmosphere, yet in this movie, you're being led in several directions, while trying to figure out what you're dealing with.
(gb) wrote: As a fan of "bank robbery movies" I enjoyed this one too. Although it wasn't the best in these kind of movies.
(ag) wrote: This movie was a blast from the past for me. I was in my seventeens when it came out and was not the movie fanatic I am now, so I have to admit that I kind of missed it at the time. I had the opportunity to watch it lately and I was really really amazed.A really long movie for my taste but one that did not slug or drag even for a minute. Loved the story behind the "band-aids" and the acting by Kate Hudson and Billy Crudup. Patrick Fugit was also amazing in his acting, and being at his age more or less at the time, I am thankful that I didn't watch it back then cause I would have ended up some kind of reporter myself...! Philip Seymour Hoffman was iconic for one more time, leveling up the entire movie just with some short scenes after his lengthy appearance in the beginning. The movie depicts all the backstage stories of rock bands in the best way possible being soooo close to the real situation that it's amazing. It's a movie that does not hesitate to describe things as they happen and it gives the average person a really accurate view of how the industry of show business used to work at the time (or still does). The Jimmy Fallon appearance was also something that I was unaware about and I was thunderstruck by his amazing haircut! This was to die for! Overall, this is more than a decent movie that should be watched by anyone that considers themselves a rock fan and a movie buff!
(fr) wrote: WHAT I LIKED: There's no doubt that Titanic is a properly classic Hollywood blockbuster - another film made by James Cameron because it's what he wanted, and what he wanted alone. Was his vision a good one here? Well its boldness is enough to truly transcend genre, and that statement alone will often slap a smile on the face. Beneath that gargantuan size though, it does equally pack some charm which mostly comes from the talent of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet who both somehow push past the silliness and put their own occasionally believable stamp on these roles.WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: Let's be honest here, it is rather dumb, and its length is an awful long time to sit through something that just kind of makes you smile without really investing or moving you along.VERDICT: A bold, classic vision that's just a little bit stupid - 'Titanic' will make you smile, but not for three and a bit hours.
(fr) wrote: William Shakespeare's tragic "Hamlet" is my favorite play -- one of the most mysterious and open to interpretation of all time (and thus there have been and will be many different takes on it) -- and so I watch it with a closer eye than most. In this outing, what has been done with the meager stage is commendable -- particularly a black, mirror-titled floor that gives the room an unsettling feeling. The film does have a darker atmosphere than most filmed productions, which is a step in the right direction for once, and the effort is evidently there to make this likely dazzling stage production into a movie. However, as time begins to drag in the second half and we realize the director has no more cinematic tricks in store for us, the film starts to fail to translate, outstays its welcome. That's not to say director Gregory Doran does not come up with some unsettling images -- he's mostly helped from his cast I think. The action here pales in comparison to other filmed versions.Kenneth Branaugh's film suffered from many of the same problem, he did not re-imagine it for film so much as plop it on, this film makes some more interesting use of camera angles as well as the faces of the perfect cast. The performances are inspired and delicately nuanced. Polonius, Ophelia, Laertes are decent but the real find is the sweet-natured Horatio, one of the best we've had alongside one of the best Gertrudes (a little unsure of her new husband, devastated by the possibility of madness in her son, not the witch Hamlet makes her out to be, caring and sensible), the best Claudius and the ominous and ruthlessly haunting ghost father of Hamlet (both played by a masterful Patrick Stewart -- this is some of his strongest work an actor) who is so careful in how he acts he is virtually unreadable. What exactly does Claudius think? All of his actions have two layers and Stewart's performance can be considered from two perspectives at any moment. Then there's the eccentric/sardonic/neurotic Hamlet played by David Tennant -- an impressive, unforgettably inventive, high-wire performance that takes big risks but never steps wrong. His key is to make Hamlet an intellectual... but one that is also a bit of a Steve Coogan kook, perhaps too clever for his own good, or worse just weird. His turmoil comes from being bothered by ideas. This is much different and more playful than the spoiled rich emo mess Hamlet played by Ethan Hawke in a very fitting contemporary update of Hamlet and the raging, mother-loving nut that is Gibson's Hamlet. (Branaugh and Olivier just played themselves as Hamlet, neither performance intrigues me.) Tennant's may be the greatest yet.And this film gets much right where others have been too literal, simplistic or condescending towards the material. From beginning to end we can never be sure whether Claudius is guilty or not and though Hamlet seems to be spinning into lunacy there is a sort of genius to Tennant's work here that keeps us on the edge of the doubt: perhaps there is a method to Hamlet's madness? As for the Royal Shakespeare's Company approach to turning their expertly designed staged productions into films, it's not so much their budget that fell short, nor was it the considerable talent assembled, and certainly not a lack of intelligence in reading the play but maybe a lack of imagination in capturing it. Still, they wouldn't be the first to miss there, and this more complex and enigmatic "Hamlet" and Hamlet may be a sign of things to come.
(kr) wrote: James Woods plays an unconventional cop on the trail of a serial killer in this purely by the numbers thriller from the 80s. In fact the script shows just as little imagination as the title; it's so formulaic it borders on the absurd. Burnt out cop who doesn't play by the rules, chewed out by his captain, internal affairs investigation, vicious serial killer yadda yadda yadda. There's nothing here we haven't seen a million times before. It's not as trashy and gratuitously violent as many mainstream 80s thrillers, but it's unpleasantly sleazy, Woods' character comes across as a wholly unsympathetic and self centred ass-hole, and Lesley-Anne Warren's so-called feminist is so sappy and naive you just want to shake some sense into her. Add the usual mix of B-movie stalwarts in the supporting cast and you have a typical Channel 5 afternoon TV movie with more swearing. Give it a miss.
(br) wrote: again and again and again
(de) wrote: Funny movie with plenty of song-and-dance numbers from Dick Powell & Co. I really like it!
(us) wrote: A pleasant movie about people of all ages growing up. I recommend it for a rainy Sunday.