A tribute to the real potential of digital cinema, Slingshot is a slum epic on steroids. It weaves stories left and right into a shocking tableau about life for the lowest of the low in the Philippines poorest and most crime-ridden districts. National elections are coming up so in the usual attempt to appear “tough-on-crime”, The Big Boys have been sent into crack down on the the local squatters, thieves and miscreants who litter the film like broken bottle. And since no sweep is ever a clean sweep, the cops brutal shock-force tactics quickly ripple outwards with jagged repurcussions.
- Stars:Jiro Manio, Coco Martin, Kristoffer King, Nathan Lopez, Harold Montano, Angela Ruiz, Benjie Filomeno, Enrico Villa, Aleera Montalla, Jean Andrews, Russel Laxamana, Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Simon Ibarra, Mark Dionisio,
- Director:Brillante Mendoza,
- Writer:Ralston Jover (story and screenplay)
A tribute to the real potential of digital cinema, Slingshot is a slum epic on steroids. It weaves stories left and right into a shocking tableau about life for the lowest of the low in the Philippines poorest and most crime-ridden districts. National elections are coming up so in the usual attempt to appear “tough-on-crime”, The Big Boys have been sent into crack down on the the local squatters, thieves and miscreants who litter the film like broken bottle. And since no sweep is ever a clean sweep, the cops brutal shock-force tactics quickly ripple outwards with jagged repurcussions. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(kr) wrote: Powered by raw, heartfelt performances and peppered with scenes of shocking brutality, The Railway Man will be too slow and melodramatic for some and too violent for others. It's pretty unbalanced at times, giving us the typical jumping back and forth between past experiences and present ramifications plotline, but the flashbacks do contribute the necessary emotional heft, and Colin Firth is perfectly cast, underplaying the role beautifully, tugging at every one of the audience's heartstrings. While I'm not a big Nicole Kidman fan, she is very good here, trying to dissect Firths' persona and past and understand what he's going through. The story of someone coming to terms with life-altering trauma has been done plenty of times, and while The Railway Man mostly follows the genres conventions, it still has enough shocks, enough character and enough pure emotionality to take on a life of its own.
(gb) wrote: One line summary: Blair Witch meets Paranormal Activity done badly with Indian actors.--------------------------- Uday and Ragini go on a trip to enjoy each other's company at a secluded house. Uday records some of this with his handheld. At the house they stay at, there were many cameras, so much of the movie does not suffer from Uday's shaky hands. The MMS is for Multimedia Messaging Service, which allows for multimedia content to be sent over a variety of devices. This would allow for online sex escapades and the like. As in many USA/UK horror films of recent vintage, way too many frames of the movie are of rooms where nothing is moving; perhaps with sound, perhaps not. Uday handcuffs Ragini to a bed; they start intimate activities, but paranormal influences put them off before they get anywhere. Uday cannot find the key to the cuffs. Nice. Ragini sees the cameras, and is displeased with Uday. A voice from somewhere repeats 'I am not a witch,' 'I did not kill my children,' and 'This is my house.' There is a long interval of Ragini, alone, suffering, trynig to figure out how to get free of the cuffs and the bed. Ragini finally gets loose about the time that two other people are about to open up the house. She never connects with the two men; she has trouble flagging down the infrequent vehicles on a nearby road. Toward the end, the witch drags Ragini back to the house, but somehow does not manage to kill her. This makes no particular sense given the ease at which it dispatched the men.------Scores------- Cinematography: 4/10 Web cam quality at best; hand-held unsupervised at worst. Sound: 7/10 Better than the video. Acting: 5/10 Kainaz Motivala was fairly good; everyone else was rather bad. Screenplay: 2/10 In 93 minutes I experienced about 30 minutes of irritation (the hand-held camera part), and 63 minutes of boredom from the web-cam segments. 'The medium is the message' is all too true here. I did not see much storytelling done.
(ca) wrote: Surprisingly compelling. Perfect "ending". This has been attempted, and with great results, only once before. A winner.
(au) wrote: I saw this in 2011 at the Hot Docs Film Festival. A must see before making a decision on Dr Assisted Dying.
(kr) wrote: A very good film that will keep you intrigued until the end.
(de) wrote: Dull. Stale acting and a tired premise. Good for a couple laughs.
(de) wrote: I really enjoy this, even the 3rd viewing, especially the black & white classic, artful intro.
(au) wrote: It deserves a bit more like what I repeatedly said.
(fr) wrote: The setting and relation with literature could have been a good material for a good story, but it did not achieved it.
(us) wrote: I'd like it, but the almost homo scene makes me sick.
(it) wrote: An underrated and often overlooked thriller. Great performances by Anthony Perkins (although this, along with "Psycho," typecast him as psycho/sociopaths for the rest of his career) and sexpot Tuesday Weld as a seemingly sweet and innocent femme fatale. Highly recommended.
(ca) wrote: This was a great movie. It was funny and sad, and I was disappointed by the ending. Lol, but it was good.
(us) wrote: wow ummmn just seen this movie 4 the 1st time n think that this is a good movie 2 watch......its got a good cast of actors/actressess throughout this movie......i think that ryan reynolds, jason bateman (from the brilliant tv series arrested development), leslie mann, olivia wilde, alan arkin, mircea monroe, dax griffin, matthew cornwell, cooper gore, ming lo, play good roles/parts throughout this movie......i think that the director of this comedy movie had done a good job of directing this movie because you never know what 2 expect throughout this movie......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie........i think that this is an enjoyable body-swap movie 2 watch its such a really funny movie 2 watch.......its full of guy humor but its such a really funny movie 2 watch........i think that both ryan reynolds/jason bateman were brilliant as the two leads thorughout this movie.......its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie.......i think that dax griffin was good throughout this movie......i think that this is such an enjoyable comedy movie 2 watch i think that this is a really well directed movie 2 watch its such a really good comedy movie 2 watch.......i think that leslie mann/olivia wilde were brilliant throughout this movie as the love interests for both jason bateman/ryan reynolds in this movie........its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie i think that this is such a really funny movie 2 watch......i think that dax griffin was good throughout this movie.....i think that this is such a really funny movie 2 watch theres loads of tits thorughout this movie, i think that this is such a really well acted/directed/written movie 2 watch its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie i think that ryan reynolds was brilliant throughout this movie i think that this is such an enjoyable comedy movie 2 watch its so really well directed its got a good soundtrack throughout this movie i think that both ryan reynolds/jason bateman were brilliant as the 2 lead roles thorughout this movie i think that this is such a really well enjoyable comedy movie 2 watch with a good cast throughout this movie its so entertaining movie 2 watch its really funny movie 2 watch its such an enjoyable comedy movie 2 watch.....i think that alan arkin was brilliant throughout this movie as well its such an enjoyable movie 2 watch
(jp) wrote: Not only did this film give us the very first Woody Allen screenplay to be produced for the silver screen, it also gave us the unbearably catchy song 'What(TM)s new Pussycat?' written by the legendary Burt Acharach, and sung by the irresistible Tom Jones!
(kr) wrote: Way better than most of the big budget, big star dreck that's usually out there. A coming of age, high school football, black comedy spy pic. What's not to like?