Season is a 1989 Malayalam-language Indian feature film directed Padmarajan, starring Mohanlal and Gavin Packard in lead roles. The film, though a failure at the box office, stands apart because of Padmarajan's story-telling style, unconventional plot and characters, realistic portrayal of drug trade in Kovalam and flawless performance of Mohanlal and is considered now as a cult classic. The story is set in the beautiful locales of Kovalam beach in Kerala and Poojappura Central Prison, Trivandrum. In spite of the film's commercial failure at the time, Season is now considered to be amongst the best revenge thriller classics ever made in Malayalam and Mohanlal's performance in the movie stands apart because of his unconventional style of acting in such a complex plot. The film also showed how narration can be used as a strong tool in storytelling. Many feel that this movie was much ahead of time and if it would have released in late nineties, would have done good business.
William H (fr) wrote: The Island President is an inspirational journey about how the president of Maldives tried to convince the world to reduce carbon emissions in the 2012 Copenhagen Environmental summit. His alternative was to see his island nation be submerged by the effects of global warming. While the Maldives are far away in the Indian Ocean, sea levels rising affects major cities all over the world. It's a story of climate change, international politics, and fighting despite the odds.
Bank K (mx) wrote: What make SuckSeed succeeds is it's enthusiasm in capturing, and ability to reminisce the spirit of the secondary school life, which is to be said, done vividly, sincerely, and hilariously.
Vincent T (es) wrote: Un film sur l'enfer et le paradis a la facon americaine un peu trop mielleux a mon gout mais Robin Williams y est formidable et il est difficile de ne pas lacher quelques larmes
Tim H (es) wrote: Poorly done low budget horror flick in which a sexy demon comes topside to see the world of man and just doesn't get how things are done up here. Bad acting and a poor script ruin a good concept.
Abdul R (es) wrote: Man the Best Actor EVER!!! None Can compare to this guys acting and comedy skills.
Kailey M (us) wrote: I own this, fun to watch ever so often. Just one of those fun 80's movies that you can enjoy.
Ben L (us) wrote: How the West Was Won feels more like a grand experiment rather than a movie. It?s like someone said, ?What if we take dozens of the most famous actors, three of the most accomplished directors, the most expensive cameras, and create one of the most sprawling Westerns of all time? We?ll just figure out a script later.? What this film has in spades is gorgeous visuals, and elaborate action sequences. It looks stunning, and I could not get over how spectacular and intense it made certain scenes. The buffalo stampede alone was perhaps the most impressive bit of film I?ve seen in a long time, to the point where I kept wondering how they made it happen.The thing that How the West Was Won lacks is story and character development. They were so set on making it big that they didn?t take enough time to address the small and personal aspects required for a good script. There were some moments where they tried to work these in, but it didn?t click with me at all. I didn?t connect with the characters, particularly after the first sequence, and I struggled to care about what was happening to them. I think part of the impersonal feel of the film is an unfortunate side effect of these cameras that aren?t designed for close-ups.The cast was a mixed bag. Of course they were all amazing actors, but some of them seemed miscast. I?ll take as much Gregory Peck as I can get, but when you throw a cowboy hat on him it just seems wrong. Also Jimmy Stewart was over 50, but it appears they wanted him to play someone in his mid-20s. I like seeing great actors as much as the next guy, but at a certain point it just seems like stunt casting. The focus is off the story, and becomes centered on a scavenger hunt to spot the next famous face that would pop up on screen, ?Oh, look, I see John Wayne!!?How the West Was Won has scenes that are worth watching, though, and you really can?t criticize the impressive scope of the film. However, I think the best Westerns are the ones that make you care more about the people more than the moments. This film can?t decide which characters are important, and rarely gives anyone enough screen-time for you to form a bond with them. Not only that, but the directors don?t seem to have a united vision so there isn?t a cohesive through-line that makes the story gel into the epic they were attempting. It?s not a bad film, but a bit underwhelming once you get past all the production quality.
Evan M (kr) wrote: Imperfect Mizoguchi, although imperfect Mizoguchi is still pretty damn great. This story of persecuted love has niether the power of Sansho the Bailiff, nor the poetic quality of Ugetsu, but is still a worthy work of the world's most underrated directors.