Two Malaysian sisters, Rohani and Rohana, run away from home to escape their wealthy father’s mistreatment. They find refuge in a small town where they get to know Brian Goh, a young Catholic schoolteacher. Brian is irresistibly attracted to the two girls. Impressed by their extraordinary courage in the face of adversity, their relationship forces him to confront the ghosts of his own childhood. Director Yasmin Ahmad explores the possibilities of emotional survival after being traumatised by loved ones. Through the wanderings of three lost souls who band together and console one another, Muallaf celebrates friendship, forgiveness, and the coming to terms with the past.
Two Malaysian sisters, Rohani and Rohana, run away from home to escape their wealthy father’s mistreatment. They find refuge in a small town where they get to know Brian Goh, a young Catholic schoolteacher. Brian is irresistibly attracted to the two girls. Impressed by their extraordinary courage in the face of adversity, their relationship forces him to confront the ghosts of his own childhood. Director Yasmin Ahmad explores the possibilities of emotional survival after being traumatised by loved ones. Through the wanderings of three lost souls who band together and console one another, Muallaf celebrates friendship, forgiveness, and the coming to terms with the past. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(ca) wrote: This movie made me wish I had cancer
(gb) wrote: Decidedly sinister black comedy with more than a whiff of Nuts In May about it.t's a 2 part play about a man and his young lover who he has brainwashed into commiting suicide. Very uncomfortable watch, but interesting improv from the 2 performers. Ashley Ryder in particular is very convincing as the brainwashed victim.
(fr) wrote: Enough poop jokes for a lifetime.
(ru) wrote: Overproduced, overbudget, bloated and a massive mess, Waterworld is all of these things. However, it's also a production designer's wet dream. The sets are incredible and showcase just how big Hollywood can be. The scale of Waterworld is impressive to even the most jaded critic. Is it a good movie as a whole? No, absolutely not. The characters are uninteresting, there's a whirlpool of plot holes, and the film suffers from being too ambitious. The film succeeds in it's scale at the same time, though. It almost acts like a sizzle reel for prop and set design students and while that doesn't make it a coherent or tight film, it makes it dazzling eye candy and sets the bar for what these kinds of event/concept films can do.
(fr) wrote: its richard pryor yall!
(ca) wrote: A really good war movie... but then anything with Gregory Peck is pretty good. You really end up sympathizing with the soldiers. In the end, you're just as tired as they are. In a way.
(au) wrote: At first he doesn't look much like we remember him - Marlon Brando appears as his Mexican Emiliano Zapata with a stern face at the Mexico Priesidente demanding, simply, land rights and making sure boundaries can be drawn. His name is circled on the President's desk, not a good sign, and from here on in Zapata is fighting and fighting (what one character says is as simple as it is - it's all he knows) so that the farmers can have their land, as opposed to time and patience, to grow their corn with. When Brando first appears as this revolutionary figure he doesn't quite look like himself, and at the same time does very much, and it's disarming. I didn't buy it entirely in the first scene... and then the scenes kept coming, and Brando, playing Zapata as stubborn and headstrong and without much in way of a sense of humor as a leader as a General (and rightfully so as revolutionary figures tend to be, see Che for more details), is spot on. It's worthy of the rest of his ouevere at the time, if not quite up to the monolithic status of Streetcar and Waterfront then at least as good if not better than the underrated The Wild One. This is vintage Brando every step of the way, absorbing us in this figure who reminds us all why it's necessary to have such heroes - but also the lacerating side of the double-edged sword where-in those in power will do all they can to destroy the hero. That and, well, revolutions and movements of ideas amongst people end up turning things pretty damn bittersweet; just look at the very end for that, as four peasants talk of Zapata's status as an idea as well as a man. Viva Zapata! presents Mexico in some fresh and amazing cinematography, sturdy and sometimes clever and heartfelt direction from Elia Kazan, always best with his actors (even Anthony Quinn who again proves why he was best as taking on an ethnicity and making it believable, if only up to a point as his powerhouse turn shows here), and some very interesting writing from John Steinbeck. The script sometimes takes its turns and movements that don't make it quite flow as well as it would in a book; indivual scenes are knock-outs, mini-masterpieces of words exchanged with underlying meaning or trying to find the meaning in how people can persevere, or not as it turns out (one such scene I loved is when Zapata has been installed as the President- as Pancho Villa says there's "no one else"), and the farmers he says he knows comes and demands the same things he did once before, but at a personal price. There's lots of great things like that, or just the uncomfortable but true rapor between Zapata and his future-wife's family when they talk in metaphors. If only Steinbeck didn't sometimes jerk the story ahead without some warning (it will be hard to explain, you just have to see it to understand, though this may have more to do with the direction than writing, more research is needed for this assumption) it would be unstoppable as a classic. As its tands though Viva Zapata! is an essential chronicle of a rebel with a cause, an honest man of principles who tried to do too much good in a country where it just wasn't possible. Or, perhaps, things like this just aren't possible; one can see the parallels and maybe even find this to be like a condensed version of Soderbergh's Che in taking a sobering look at the sweet highs and sobering lows of rising up against the powers that be (and yes, this is quite the leftist movie, all the more odd considering it's John McCain's favorite film!)
(fr) wrote: Minor Bunuel picture, featuring musical numbers by its two stars! This was Bunuel's first film in Mexico and he didn't really have too much creative freedom, as it was mainly a vehicle for Mr. Negrete and Ms. Lamarque, who were already a little long on the tooth. The film flopped at the box-office and almost ended this great director's career in Mexico, almost as soon as it began.
(es) wrote: From writer/producer Billy Crystal comes the fun, romantic comedy America's Sweethearts. When America's number one Hollywood couple goes through a tumultuous breakup, the film studio plots to get them back together in order to promote their latest movie. John Cusack, Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal, and Catherine Zeta-Jones form an all-star cast that delivers some great performances. Plus, the story's written fairly well and has some fun surprises. America's Sweethearts is an entertaining romp full of laughs.
(es) wrote: Basically Predator 2 without a monster effects budget. There are some great ideas in here but so little attention to developing them into something original deadens the final effect. The aliens creepy actions and words are effective, as well as his fun weapon that is not nearly used enough, but when they don't explore the potential enough it leaves the movie lacking. Decent watch for 80's action fans and to see Dolph in his prime.
(es) wrote: Very enjoyable. Forget about the story and the plot and concentrate on the performances and the interplay between the leads, which is superb. A surprise hit for me.
(jp) wrote: One of the best comedies with the team of Estevez and Dreyfuss. With a little mix of O'Donnald, it was worth the watch!