Strange Parallel is a documentary/short film revolving around the American singer/songwriter Elliott Smith. The film features interviews with Elliott himself as well as fans, friends and other acquaintances of his (including Gus Van Sant, Larry Crane, and the members of Quasi). The film also includes snippets of Elliott Smith performing as well as footage of him recording an unreleased song, "Brand New Game". The film sometimes moves out of reality, with acted-out, metaphorical sequences that involve Elliott considering purchasing a mechanical hand (a "robot hand" ) to improve his music.
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(de) wrote: A cute romantic comedy.
(au) wrote: To be honest I did not expect much from this film as I had never heard of it but i gave it a shot on Netflix and it was much better than I thought it would be. not great but enjoyable and some very good actors in it as well. It also lends itself well to a series of movies and I hope there will be.
(ca) wrote: race aside, this movie was terrible. jesus was a man of "color" but this movie relied to heavily on that factor. the acting was horrid, the cinematogrophy was shotty & the actors didn't seem to fully understand their "controversial" concept. besides "The Last Temptation of the Cross," this was the worst Christ movie i've seen. maybe because of the similarities between the two.
(nl) wrote: Solid performances by Sarika (Kamal Hassan's ex wife) and Naseeruddin Shah and a powerful screenplay etches this movie deep into your mind....Horrifying and very disturbing truths about the world we live in are depicted in this movie...Only flaw could've been the dialogues bein spoken in English...some parts would've given the needed impact in Hindi...
(fr) wrote: Morosgovnyi Vendel serves as a orderly to his lieutenant, Oreg Balatony Kalman. Kalman is a strict and cruel lieutenant who abuses Vendel. His big rule is no peeking at his daughters or else he be shot. Vendel lives in the shed near the outpost where Kalman and his family stays. For much of Vendel's existence up to this point is lived through excessive sexual fantasies and masturbation at the thought of his lieutenant's daughters. In one fantasy he thinks of the 'Little Match Girl' from the book of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. He tells the little match girl that he can create stars in the most disturbing and creative way by shooting his sperm into the night sky. Ha ha!And that's not all he can shoot out of it too. He can also shoot fire out of it! Holy Crackers!One fantasy comes true in a bizarre way. On the day that the pig they have kept has reached it course in life, they decided to chop it up. They place the dead carcass in the bathtub that has been used for several different things. In one scene a 360 degree piece of camerwork shows the many ways this particular bathtub has been used.With dead pig carcass in the shed with Vendel, his imagination takes hold of him (or does it?). On that night the lieutenant's wife enters and asks Vendel for a scratch. He climbs on top of her as she lay on the carcass and rhythmically indulges his sexual mores. Even while thinking about his lieutenant's daughters at the same time. He awakes out of the fantasy and we are, the audience, to believe that he was sexing the pig carcass the entire time. That is until the lieutenant's wife has a baby.Vendel is shot and killed by the lieutenant. His child, who is born with a pigs tail, is to be raised by Kalman. Snapping the tail off, Kalman's son is no longer deformed, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been lost.Balatony Klmn grows up to be a speed eater. His friend, Bela, longs for the same woman that Balatony wants: Gizi. She too is a champion speed eater. On their wedding day, Gizi runs off with Bela for a quickie outside the after party. She becomes pregnant, but not with Balatony's baby. The two share a wonderful time together, Balatony and Gizi. Their love overcoming anything until the birth of "their" son arrives.Lajoska turns out to be the exact opposite of his "father" who has turned into a fat pig. Balatony's days are over as a speed eater and instead trains some cats to speed eat since his own son doesn't want to. His son has a specialty in taxidermy. One day a man enters and asks for Lajoska to taxiderm something difficult. He's always up for a challenge, but for Lajoska he wants the ultimate one. The one that'll be remembered. Him and his "father" don't get along. Just like his grandfather, Vendel, Lajoska has suffered the same fate at the hands of another fascist dictator. A fight breaks out between the two sending both "father" and son separating. This leaves Balatony alone with the cats who are so very hungry.When Lajoska arrives home to discover his "father" dead he sees an opportunity for him and his "father" to become the ultimate taxidermy project.This film is an allegory on the country of Hungary. From World War II to Communism to the beginning of Capitalism. All three stories and generations of men are told in this model of those three events and it's very interesting if also very unfocused due to the graphic nature of the film itself. Hungarians have known that their future is bleak. Just like the taxidermist the only vice Hungary has to be remembered through their art. It's quite sad when you think about it.I'm still unsure whether I should give this film three and a half stars instead of two and a half. I say this because after viewing it I was left with an okay impression of the structure of the film. I found it grotesquely interesting though with some great direction. Seeing overweight people vomit numerous times and have sex does make for some chuckles. Overall, it had something interesting to say underneath the gross subject matter, but it forgot to make it more clearer. FYI, you may have to do some research after viewing this flick.
(au) wrote: Okay what the hell is this piece of shit, it's all over the place. The only good thing is the vampire fangs and the two main stars Misty and Darian.
(mx) wrote: Lilo and Stich GOOD, Stich on the other
(it) wrote: Mrs. Dalloway is a attractive artful novel, where writer has expressed the mental and social conditions of her time.
(ru) wrote: Really bad. I just wanted to see Courtney Love's cameo.
(us) wrote: If only it had ended halfway through....
(ca) wrote: Film a suspense qui doit certainement beaucoup a Hitchcock et au mythe de Barbe Bleu. Une belle mise en scene avec style et service d'acteurs impecables.
(it) wrote: Groucho makes this movie better and more entertaining than most of Miranda's other movies.
(ca) wrote: $12 on iTunes, get it.
(de) wrote: There was potential which was never followed through. The best bits were the opening sequence and the flashback sequence explaining everything. Would still see if they did a sequel.
(jp) wrote: This is pretty sweet.