The Bat Whispers
A master criminal terrorizes the occupants of an isolated country mansion.
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Ryan W (de) wrote: Granted it has 2 or 3 good scares overall it is a predictable horror film with performances that are emotionless....y...d
Jeff K (gb) wrote: not bad Stallone not bad
Jesse M (us) wrote: Now I see why this went straight to BET.
Alice (kr) wrote: This was not weird, it was really weird, blooody weird, soooooo weird!!! I'm speechless!! Shocking!!
Anthony H (de) wrote: Now this is The Real Ghostbusters . And no Queef Jokes win win.
Priyu K (it) wrote: rohmer speaks the fucking truth.
Jeff B (es) wrote: Excellent film directed by Lina Wertmuller about a rich woman who gets stranded on a deserted island with a lower class worker who manages to reverse their roles. Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato are perfect together, I loved them. It also had a very nice score. Now I sort of want to see the Madonna version, just to see how awful it really is.
Paul D (nl) wrote: Hope remains Hope, but the film even for an obvious spoof verges on silly rather than comedy.
Victor T (br) wrote: For centuries, mankind has been able to smoke, and up until the latter half of the 1900s, it has considered a normal activity for society, but naturally things have changed since. Now, it is common knowledge that smoking is extremely dangerous for your health, thus making it a taboo, so making a satirical statement of this subject is downright easy, as shown in "Thank You for Smoking".Nick Naylor is man who has a very peculiar and controversial job: A Tobacco lobbyist. This job has provided some conflict in Nicks life but he still is loyal to its work and is really good at it. As someone who likes satire, and loves learning about society throughout time (thus one of many reasons I adore "Mad Men"), I approached Jason Reitmans first feature length film with high expectations of being a well-made social commentary (the ultimate point of a satire), but unfortunately I was disappointed. "Thank You for Smoking" counts with solid comedic acting, with the best being Aaron Eckhart as a charismatic modern Don Draper like character; a great comedic timing, jokes that mostly get a laugh out of you, good cinematography (which also reminded me of the first three seasons of "Mad Men", due to its orangey executive look), Reitmans directing feels like a combination of your average quirky indie comedy director with an Edgar Wright editing style, sometimes the manipulative nature of the dialog works, a hilarious "Fight Club" like narration, a big entertaining value, Nick Naylors relationships feel genuine, a well-crafted moral ambiguity, and I love that its ending doesn't go to safe territory and sticks to Naylors character. With all that being said, this film doesn't completely work because of two reasons: Reitman is so focused on the manipulative nature of the concept and the jokes that it just feels like he is just making fun of everyone that's represented in this film instead of making a social commentary, and the script desperately needed some focus, as the whole film feels like you are watching a handful of sitcom episodes, sure they may be funny but are irrelevant to the overall attempt of a story this film has."Thank You for Smoking" has its moments of well-made satire thanks to its intentionally manipulative and hilarious dialog, but overall it is a half made satire as it lacks a statement and focus. If you want a good laugh or want a smarter than average comedy, this is the film for you, but if you expect a satire that could live up to its title, then you will be disappointed.
Armando P (ru) wrote: PTA's Masterpiece. DDL best acting. Wonderful soundtrack.
Mikael K (es) wrote: Peruvian filmmaker Claudia Llosa's third full-length feature delves into themes of sorrow, guilt and spirituality with cool lyricism."Aloft" works two interconnected storylines set two decades apart. The film opens sometime during the early nineties, in a pigtry where a woman helps deliver a piglet. The woman is Nana Kunning (Jennifer Connelly) a farmer and a mother of two young boys Ivan (Zen McGrath) and Gully (Winta McGrath). Life is hard and every bit as colorless as the arctic the family lives in. Also, Gully is dying. In an opening that is a bit too confusing for its own good but still beautiful, Nana takes her sons and their pet falcon to an event held by Newman (William Shimell), an old mystic who claims to heal with intricate and delicate sculptures built from sticks found in the forest.A draw settles who among several sick children will receive a miracle. Gully isn't the fortunate one, but as the family's falcon destroys the healing structure in the middle of the woods Nana and the mystic get connected, the old man seeing a power for healing in the sorrowful mother.A second narrative soon emerges, one set in the current day. Here we meet a grown-up Ivan (Cillian Murphy,) now a dedicated falconer and a recent father. He is approached by a French journalist Jannia (Mlanie Laurent) who is interested in the story of Nana. The duo soon embarks on a mission across arctic icescapes to meet Nana, who we understand is estranged from her son.The two narratives move forward dynamically, even if there are some issues with the pacing. All the actors do well, but Jennifer Connelly shines above the others with what might well be her best performance to date. Her reserved, ice-cold sorrow chills your bones; rarely do you see inner hollowness portrayed wits such nuanced richness.Nana's storyline is also the stronger of the two scriptwise. There are a bit too many faults in the script overall. In many cases the actors have to work their best with flat dialog- especially Murphy- but they manage surprisingly well. There is also some immaturity to the way the story is structured. We are presented with mystery as well as revelations, but somehow the seams of the construction show through too clearly."Aloft" can be seen as a spiritual, in a way religious film. But I found I could enjoy it even as a sceptic. The metaphysical dimensions of the narrative can be seen as allegory or simply cinematically magical, and Llosa does a good job in inviting the viewer to interpret the film in alternate ways. Cinematographer Nicolas Bolduc of "Rebelle" fame gives the icy vastness of the landscapes an endless, dreamlike melancholy that removes the viewing experience from reality, even as the human drama of the movie feels raw and realistic. Michael Brook's score doesn't hurt with the aesthetics either.This comes so close to being a perfect film that it's sad to see the script try to escape with so many failings. Llosa is clearly a masterful filmmaker, but she might need to rely on other people's writing in order to become one of the greatest of her generation, a mantle that might well be within her reach.