This fast-paced black comedy by wunderkind director Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows the frantic efforts of a starving and confused writer, Walter Kranz to beg, borrow or steal enough money to survive on, and at the same time make some sense of his confusing life. Unable to write enough to keep his publisher's royalty advances coming, he seeks out a woman he imagines is a prostitute and interviews her for material. He is also inspired to utter some poetry, which his brassy, outspoken wife identifies as coming from the famous homosexuality-advocating mystical German poet, Stefan George. This inspires Walter to take a closer look at the gay scene, and he quickly becomes a sort of celebrity there.
Walter, a German anarchist poet, is short of money after his publisher refuses to give him an advance. He tries various ways of raising money, including shooting one of his mistresses and ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Dan B (ag) wrote: Such a boring storyline, only partially saved by the charm of the two leading actors.
JJ W (es) wrote: It's hard to imagine this particular premise to contain absolutely zero political vestment. The writer and director really understand how to craft an extremely human tale of survival without trying to become an obvious parable. While the lack of detail and backstory might be irritating at times, you have appreciate the focus that the filmmakers had and not turn this film into a political speech about war in the Middle East. The interesting thing about this film is that you wonder what happened to this guy and what he exactly did to get targeted by the US. However, towards the ladder half of the film you start to forget about that question and maybe that's the point of the movie. So, at the end of the day, Essential Killing achieves what Valhalla Rising failed to do. Let the actions speak for itself and keep the ordeal human.
Keiko A (ca) wrote: Well I am not just going to be reviewing films from were I live I am also going to review famous movies that are very well known to kids my age and as well as adults. But the occasional new movie at the cinemas. Man from deep river also known as here (Deep river savages) has to be the most power social commentary on society I have seen. Deep river savages is the widest known Grindhouse film out there were I live. John Barly is a photographer in Bangkok taking pictures of the local wrestling games but he grows increasingly bored and wants to get out there into the wild life and take those kinds of photos. But after a massive fight with a gang he kills one of them and decides to hid-out in the rain forest for a little while. Paying off a man in a boat to take him out there he begins to enjoy the scenery. The deeper they go the more the boat driver begins to worry about the location they are in. Not long after there boat is attack by a native tribe killing the boat driver and capturing John. John in the movie who is played by Ivan Rassimov goes throw months of pain and suffering until he proves himself during a fight to the death with another native. He is also liked by the chief?s daughter Maray. He might have been accepted but John sees how cruel his tribe is to others outsiders. Two natives from another tribe is captured and have there tongs and fingers cut off in a very disgusting manor. I also have no doubt in my mind that the movie Dance with wolves was based on this movie along with Avatar. There are Meany aspects witch I have seen between the two movies. Such as *A man from a western world comes to a place were they likely have not seen a white man. *The chief?s daughter teaches him how to hunt. *The white man proves him self very worthy among the tribe. *The daughter the chief falls in love with the man. *An ending that has an Epic battle among the tribes or civilized society. *The man returns to the place were he first began but later goes back to his tribe. I felt the storey was brilliant just watch the movie and you can see it as how I saw it. But remember this is just my opinion. Some main things I didn?t like was the story was a bit slow at the start but gets better. And some of the love scenes got really close to an adult or pornographic rating. Italian Director Umberto Lenzi tries to bring the movie to Mainly throw the settings and scenery as well as violence. But I have to say Costumes and sets as well as other things are very well done. Well I have to put everything in this movie is done very well. The special effects and the surpassingly extreme acts or cruelty and violence are very sick but very well done. The acting and Characters I have to put as flawless but I felt there was very little character built up as what we saw in Avatar. The reason I am not going this a 100% is because of animal cutely I saw in some scenes that is the reason I did not give it my highest rating. But really I can heavily recommend this movie a lot. If you liked Avatar or Dance with wolfs you should see this. Keiko?s score 91-100
Anna B (us) wrote: Funny how many of the people who worked on this went on to work on The Wire, which retroactively made most of the '90s Ghetto Hollywood pictures look like princess fairy tales. Still, Lee makes it work it spite of his style not really matching the material, Blanchard's typically dreadful music, and Phifer's pretty one-note and uncharismatic performance. Some really great scenes help balance out some of the more cringe-worthy stuff.
James P (gb) wrote: One of the worst handheld style films and they're all pretty poor!
John B (br) wrote: You can tell Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott are having fun throughout this hilarious race-against-time adventure.
Filippo V (fr) wrote: Solo il carisma di Liam Neeson salva un film come Taken, dove le scene d'azione sono talmente caotiche che fanno venire il mal di mare. La sceneggiatura piuttosto mediocre e a tratti quasi ridicola, con dialoghi veramente di basso livello e scene incoerenti e poco realistiche. Il montaggio la parte peggiore del film, troppo repentino e veloce, lontanissimo dagli spettacolari tagli che hanno reso famosa la trilogia di Jason Bourne. Nonostante un mare di difetti, spegnendo il cervello si riesce ad apprezzare il film per quello che , semplice e puro divertimento da pop corn.