A freelance photographer Hyun-woo seems to live an enviable life with a successful career. But his inside is torn apart from the sorrow of being deserted by his ex-girlfriend Mari. He even gets unclear about what’s really happening in reality and what’s delusion. One of Hyun-woo’s friend and a riding-high plastic surgeon, Min-seok is married to Soo-yeon, a sister of Hyun-woo. But he is always having affairs with the girls around him and doubts himself if he’s addicted to sex. Jin-hyuk, their longtime friend, is a financing specialist. And he is having a secret affair with Min-seok’s wife. He is willing to leave everything behind for the love. Three men, who look like the winners in life, are in fact struggling with their own sufferings that they desperately strive to keep undisclosed. The harder they try to get out of the agony, the more complicated and puzzled it gets.
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Mad P (jp) wrote: You ill think this is pretentious art trash, better suited for a prolonged perfume commercial. But I actually rather enjoyed the Conrad story. And found the tension of the situation was riveting throughout the movie.
Nathan M (au) wrote: An interesting kind of period piece set in the early 90s, and a stylish and funny and sweet mob movie like we haven't seen before, Rob the Mob is entertaining in the best kinds of ways. It might not be the best made mob movie, but it's a pretty refreshing one. Instead of going for straight up comedy or the gritty sensibility so many films go for, Rob the Mob walks the line between both. Featuring fantastic leads Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda, you can't help but fall in love with these two... idiots?Director Raymond De Felitta utilizes his stylish sensibilities in order to tell the story of two small time crooks who try to rip off the mob and get away with it in a way that makes us laugh and get emotionally invested. With so many plot lines going, De Felitta knows how to balance all of them in a way where they build on each other rather than detract from one another. He handles his great cast in a strong manner, and even gets a remarkable performance out of comedian Ray Romano. All of the performances are really great, I've mentioned many of them, and haven't even gotten to Andy Garcia. If you're into mob movies, check this one out. The story is pretty basic, but the way its told is so refreshing.
Ben W (kr) wrote: Wait, so... This was supposed to be a comedy? Really? Maybe it just got lost in translation?
Johnny L (it) wrote: This film lacks pace, dialogue, and plot entirely. Even kids won't enjoy this.
Generoso F (br) wrote: I have genuinely enjoyed the recent crop of Toback's films from "Two Girls and A Guy" to "Harvard Man" to this...They seem single note films but truthfully possess all of the virtues of the New Wave...Quickly made films with intelligent explorations into sexuality, gender and power. "When Will I Be Loved" follows that trend in his work and is highlighted by a shockingly real performance by Neve Campbell, an affluent young woman who makes use of her sexuality to turn situations into her favor. Her dialog in particularly with Dominic Chianese is quite good, a well written dialog that comes off with a natural ease between the two characters. Ebert was an early champion of this film and I would have to agree, this is an overlooked gem.
Andrew L (jp) wrote: A sophisticated and heartfelt comedy all about wine tasting and midlife crisis's. Both Church and Giamatti have good chemistry.Miles (Giamatti) is a depressed man stuck in his own life seeking change but is not 100% sure with even himself on change, a very believable character. Jack (Church) is man with a lust for life which gets him a lot of trouble, which gets on my nerves every once in a while and there is a slight lack of character development. I do like montage while they're driving that have the multiple screens. It just looks different in a good way. Overall "Sideways" is a fun and smart comedy that is quite good and worth watching.
Kelly R (fr) wrote: Don't know why I love this movie but I do. lol. It is such a touching story.
Paul D (jp) wrote: I found the animation quite horrible for it's time and it certainly doesn't hold up to today's standard. This also had some of the worst music I have ever heard in an animated film. Even so, the core message of the film is good for kids.
Russ B (kr) wrote: 11/18/2014: Not a bad movie. A great cast with a good story.
Zoran S (ag) wrote: Though several scenes are dramatically hampered by the fact the film is done in English, this film is beautiful and morally and ethically profound. It tells the story of the murder of a priest who had ties to the Solidarity movement during the early Eighties in Poland. While that premise sounds like the film might be a didactic look at political oppression, Agnieszka Holland actually approaches the story with great dialectical sophistication, making this one of the best political films I think I have seen.She spends most the film following the character of Stefan (played well by Ed Harris) who is a devoted communist and member of the secret police. In many regards, Stefan comes across as a more fully developed character than Father Alek (played by Highlander himself Christopher Lambert!). This, I think is the key to film's complexity, and what ultimately makes its look at communism far more damning. But looking at what few reviews I could find on the film, it seems like it's a point that is grossly missed. In an awful review, Roger Ebert actually writes, "In fact, the single change that would have helped this movie the most would have been to switch the roles played by Lambert and Harris. That would have given us a hero we could care about and a villain whose blank features and listless personality might have seemed part of the role."The fact that the "villain" in the film, and here the "villain" and "hero" terminology is totally reductive and silly especially for this film, comes across as more passionate and even ethical about his beliefs is what is so fascinating. In fact, Stefan's speech at end where he justifies killing the priest is stunning and suggests his actions arise out of genuine ideological and ethical dedication. Even in the scenes when he seems unhinged, such as in the thoroughly unpleasant moment when we think he's about to choke a dog (or even decapitate it) with a car window, it does not comes across as psychologically black and white in the manner in which Roger Ebert apparently would have liked the film to be.Focusing the film more on Stefan, then, is far more than an ironic reversal. Communism is, after all, an ideology of liberation. That it should have turned so oppressive in most historical cases, while supposedly dedicating itself still to that core of liberation, is why Stefan's character is so fundamentally interesting. His character, in other words, carries all the metaphorical weight of what it means for utopian ideologies to fail and turn to bloodshed. And I think Holland suggests that that it is a more than just a failure of ethics or morality.Ultimately, though the film lacks the stylistic complexity and in depth engagement with Polish history of say Andrzej Wajda's Solidarity films--Man of Iron and Man of Marble-- the film seems more politically and ethically relevant today than either Wajda film. Its central questions, which Holland never answers, speak to problems of resistance, oppression, and ideological commitment that underlie any attempt at political organization. To some extent, the film may seem nihilistic in its failure to totally invalidate the character of Stefan and his brutal actions, in say the manner in which Roger Ebert may have preferred, but as the faces remind us as at the end, the determination for a better world always exists.This really is a film that should be seen, despite its occasional dramatic lapses. (Certainly, having the priest struggle with a romantic attraction doesn't work.) The one positive blurb I could find on the film comes from Jonathan Rosenbaum who notes, "In contrast to the kindergarten-level philosophizing of Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors, this is a film of some depth with a genuine sense of ethical nuance." He is indeed correct; this is a film with a serious and beautiful sense of nuance that far surpasses the amateurish philosophizing of most filmmakers.
Scott D (fr) wrote: Marlon Brando the actor is legendary, influential. Marlon Brando the director is rarely talked about. Though it isn't amazing, One Eyed Jacks is a good movie. Brando could clearly handle duties behind the camera as well as in front of it.
Antonius B (jp) wrote: In Hitchcock's 'British' version of the film made two decades before the one with Jimmy Stewart and Doris Day, it's the villains who are really well cast, with Peter Lorre and Cicely Oates turning in deliciously creepy performances. And there are some really nice touches here - the scene in the dentist's chair (who doesn't squirm at least a little seeing that setting, with those tools), a shot of Oates through bleary, hypnotized eyes, and of course the scene in the Royal Albert Hall, where suspense builds with an imminent assassination. It's nice that the film is to the point at 75 minutes, but it's a little awkward in the first part of the film, there are some odd plot points, and the shootout at the end is tediously long (it's telling that Hitchcock would omit that in the 1956 version). It's worth watching but certainly not a classic.
Michael K (de) wrote: Has it's moments but definitely a lower tier superhero film in comparison with some of the greats.
Armando B (ca) wrote: Well this was a very good funny movie to watch, Vaughn & Whiterspoon have great chemistry and make every scene very funny. Love every part of the movie. This is a comedy that will keep you laughing until the end. So for this being one great and best holiday Romantic Comedy that I have seen in quite some time, I give " Four Christmases " a B.
Brock C (fr) wrote: The lifter's favourite motivation.
Alice S (it) wrote: Too much fun! Two men-children become big brothers to a fantasy geek and a foul-mouthed delinquent, and heartwarming hilarity ensues. The inside look at the LARP community and the integration of the KISS motif culminates in some great deadpan humor, victorious redemption, and of course, ye olde goofy Englishisms.