In 1930s Australia, Anglican clergyman Anthony Campion and his prim wife, Estella, are asked to visit noted painter Norman Lindsay, whose planned contribution to an international art exhibit is considered blasphemous. While Campion and Lindsay debate, Estella finds herself drawn to the three beautiful models sitting for the painter's current work, freethinking Sheela, sensual Pru and virginal Giddy.
- Stars:Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill, Elle Macpherson, Portia de Rossi, Kate Fischer, Pamela Rabe, Ben Mendelsohn, John Polson, Mark Gerber, Julia Stone, Ellie MacCarthy, Vincent Ball, John Duigan, Lexy Murphy,
- Country:Australia, UK
- Director:John Duigan,
- Writer:John Duigan
When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Sirens torrent reviews
(ag) wrote: Brilliant drama about a man trapped inside the mind of a heroin addict who is accused of murder. Tom invents a machine that allows him to enter into the minds of others to view their memories. The government wants him to determine if a heroin addict killed his girlfriend or not, but the machine malfunctions and Tom is trapped inside of the addict's mind.This really is a lovely story that really poses the question if our memories are real, or manipulated into someone elses narrative.The acting is quite good and the main characters are pretty well done.
(es) wrote: A great, if controversial, movie . I love the happy ending for everyone approach.
(us) wrote: This is a brilliant movie! Tragic, and so sad... Very different from the most stereotypical Bollywood movies. Oustanding performances by the lead actors, and great music too (Chaiyya Chaiyya!). This movie touched me, it's certainly is one of the best I've ever seen.
(ca) wrote: The surrealism of mathematics having a role to the way of the universe seems interesting but never got to the part of being understood when it's complex and complicated. While that was the screenplay that wasn't completely communicated, the actor Sean Gullette has the easier job of following the script and giving all he got while making the film too intense. This surrealist psychological thriller is well-intended and showed some high IQ with an all-out energetic performance from Gullette, but the complexity and complication made the concept almost convoluting - or that it was never fully delivered. (B)(Full review coming soon)
(ca) wrote: (from The Watermark 10/13/95) MOONLIGHT & VALENTINO (Elizabeth Perkins, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, Gwyneth Paltrow): An uneven story about a woman (Perkins) whose husband dies unexpectedly, and is helped through the mourning process by her sister (Paltrow) and her friends (Goldberg and Turner). Also assisting is a pretty-boy painter (Jon Bon Jovi) who catches Perkins? eye. Perkins? performance is Oscar-worthy, even if the film itself isn?t. Queer Quotient: Any film that exploits men as mere sex objects is OK in my book. Is it me, or is Bon Jovi's hair more touched up than the women's? And why are his eyebrows drag-queen thin? As if they had to work to make him the prettiest one in the movie.
(us) wrote: My Favorite Western Film Is 1956's The Searchers.
(gb) wrote: Smart, stylish work from Alan Rudolph, with a strong presence from Genevive Bujold. An odd story about love and sex and the times.
(kr) wrote: MON ONCLE ANTOINE (1971)directed by Claude Jutrasstarring Jacques Gagnon, Jean Duceppe, Claude JutraA critics poll held once a decade, since 1984, at the Toronto International Film Festival has named Mon Oncle Antoine the greatest Canadian film of all time three decades in a row. It was directed by Claude Jutras, whom the French-Canadian Oscars have been named after and it stars Jean Duceppe, whom has had an important theatre named after. It was shot in my very hometown, where I grew up and it took me too long before I finally saw it for the first time, my expectations were high but the movie didnt disappoint.This semi-autobiographical film is about a small French-Canadian village in the 40's, people work in asbestos mines and American bosses make a lot of profit while the villagers make very little but still, on Christmas' Eve they gather at the general store and have fun. Benoit, a young 15-year-old boy works there for his uncle, Antoine, he witnesses life and experiments new things, like attraction for the opposite sex and everything that goes with leaving childhood.Antoine happens to be the undertaker and he is called to come get a corpse far in the country, he brings Benoit with him and what started as the chronicles of a small village's people becomes an intimate drama. Benoit witnesses his uncle's lack of compassion for the family of the dead - another 15-year-old boy - and he gets some revelations from the mouth of his beloved uncle.There is a lot of good stuff in this film about the loss of innocence. What I found amazing are all the little details Jutras pays attention to, bringing some symbolism and meaning, making the film more powerful. There are lots of moments of humor but also some heartbreaking ones. Mon Oncle Antoine shows a reality of the era in that small place.Some of the acting is very good, it almost looks like improvisation but sometimes, when non-professional actors come in, it gets awkward cause they cant deliver their lines properly.Claude Jutras was to Quebec what Francois Truffaut was to France. He came into the movie business with ideas out of the blue and experimented the possibilities similar to the French New Wave.Mon Oncle Antoine didnt age too badly, the contemplative shots of the natural landscapes or human emotions are still beautiful. It may not be the greatest Canadian film ever, but its a pretty damn good one and it shows the French-Canadian heritage perfectly.
(au) wrote: Friday, February 11, 2011 (1954) Vera Cruz WESTERN Known western film that was one of the inspirations for Sergio Leones "For A Few Dollars More" which by watching the 2 movies side by side, they're some similarities! The film stars Gary Cooper and the atheletic Burt Lancaster on sort of on opposite sides with different ideas transporting guns to support a revolution! Kind of demands a second viewing! 3 out of 4
(de) wrote: Amazing film, one of the first films that really open my eyes as a young child (9 years old). I remember the feeling when we could hear the train passing by, the face of Jean Gabin, the psychological intensity. A must must see. On my top 10 (maybe being a little bit bias).
(de) wrote: You go Justin, but out of all the cast and this movie Ben Foster is my favorite.
(mx) wrote: Liam Neeson as a hardcore cowboy type role? I am IN... Besides the fact its got my homeboy Neeses Pieces... I am NOT a fan of Westerns in any way but this one managed to interest me. So good work western! Finally got one to take my interest!