The Devil's Arithmetic
Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death camp in 1941. There, she meets a young girl named Rivkah, a fellow captive in the camp. As Rivkah and Hannah struggle to survive in the face of daily atrocities, they form an unbreakable bond.
- Stars:Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Paul Freeman, Mimi Rogers, Louise Fletcher, Lilo Baur, Nitzan Sharron, Shelly Skandrani, Daniel Brocklebank, Kirsty McFarland, Rachel Roddy, Ieva Jackeviciute, Philip Rham, Daniel Rausch, Polina Soloveicik,
- Director:Donna Deitch,
- Writer:Jane Yolen (novel), Robert J. Avrech (teleplay)
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(br) wrote: A few good crippled dance scenes are all this low-key movie has going for it.
(fr) wrote: The best film of the year 2012 ,amazing cast and performance .It spans over a period , watching the entire 6 hr film is experience of lifetime. The characters are so real that we are able to feel the anger, ego and their want for power.A revenge saga that span several decades.A must watch !
(au) wrote: This is the first I see a Peter O' Toole film, and I might say I tip my hat. The movie basically is Peter he gives a masterpiece.
(es) wrote: Just plain weird. So the kid's grandad is a loup garou (a French werewolf no less), his grandmum is a ghost (as far as I can tell) and his Dad seems to have a penchant for trouble. Sacre bleu! No wonder everyone is confused.
(ca) wrote: A thin gimmick to be certain, but at a tick or two under 80 minutes, this amiable comedy manages to not wear out its welcome.
(us) wrote: I'd like to see this movie!!
(de) wrote: A very unique, captivating look into the landscape of War. The film follows Tom, a rather typical britain man, who goes into military service. We follow Tom from him arriving at bootcamp til the days leading up to D-Day. One of the interesting aspects of Overlord is that about 1/3 of the film is stock footage taken during WWII. The film tells Tom's journney while intercutting WII footage to quite harrowing effect at times. The intercutting between stock footage and our protagonist journey really creates a strong realistic atmosphere. Its a harrowing look into WWII from the viewpoint of just an average joe, and it really shouldn't be missed.
(es) wrote: Scarlet Empress recounts the story of the rise of Russia's Catherine The Great. I'm not so sure there is much history to be learned in this...but at least you would have viewed one of the more beautifully expressionistic films ever made. The sets and decor are truly amazing in this - more a figment of director Josef von Sternberg's wild imagination rather than anything representing something true to life. That double eagle throne has got to be one of the more impressive things i've ever seen! Although Scarlet Empress was released in 1934, the majority of the film plays out very much like a silent film. The narrative is carried along by the visuals and von Sternberg's liberal use of intertitles. Marlene Dietrich portrays the titular character, born the Princess Sofia of Prussia. She is chosen as the betrothed to the Grand Duke Peter - heir apparent to the Russian throne. I don't think the early scenes with Dietrich playing the naive princess comes off very convincingly. She plays the part a bit too wide eyed in my opinion. Dietrich makes up for it in the second half of the film, though - playing the much wiser and self assured Catherine - scheming to wrest the throne from her estranged husband, the idiotic Peter III (Sam Jaffee - in his screen debut). Jaffee's role is somewhat puzzling - as we are made to believe that Peter is a mentally deficient individual...yet doesn't act like so -especially in the crucial 2nd half of the film. Also somewhat puzzling to me is Louise Dresser's role as the Empress Elizabeth (the mother of Peter). It's just her strong American accent that just doesn't ring quite right with the atmosphere of the film. I just about expected her to scream "OFF WITH THEIR HEADS" - very much like the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland. I'm not too familiar with actor John Lodge - but I think he is terrific here as the Count Alexi. He gets as much screen time as Marlene and simply looks fantastic with his long hair and dressed in his Cossack uniform. Lodge and Marlene make a wonderful looking pair in this. But most of the negatives I have are simply overpowered by the tremendous visuals of this film. I think it's a must see from the classic age!!! 9
(br) wrote: Jamie Foxx flat out makes this movie awesome. It's the true (and surprisingly accurate) story of Stan "Tookie" Williams who was the founder of the notorious LA gang the Crips which has now become one of the biggest and most notorious gangs in the country. The story is told through the eyes of Williams as he takes a look back through all the events in his life that led him to start the gang, what it became, and how it led to his downfall. This notorious gangster while imprisioned eventually settles down, begins to read and write, becomes a Christian and turns his situation into an inspiring one for others by writing a series of award winning childrens books aganist gang violence. It grows to the point where he receives a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize while on death row. This movie contains all of the information about Williams life, but more importantly how he impacted others once he realized he had wasted his.
(ru) wrote: For being 10 times the amount of money I would normally spend on a movie, I had hoped that this would be worth it. As per my previous stance on 3-D, I was hesitant on going to this film when it first came out. However, since I did some reading up on what forces went on behind this film, I decided to give the 3-D experience a try. What an experience it was! I can see why the film industry was really pushing for more movies to be in 3-D because it is spectacular. The glasses weren't uncomfortable, and if you took them off for a second, it wasn't a terrible color-shifted image, it was just slightly blurry. Although, one thing that 3-D cinema is going to have to fix is to have more things in focus. You can't rely on previous film-making techniques here.At any rate, if you can get over the blatantly anti-corporation and anti-military message, it's really quite a good movie and should be seen due at least to the fact that this is the reason James Cameron got into making movies in the first place. We can all blame him for ripping off Dances with Wolves (1990) or Pocahontas (1995) but if you can get past that, there's a great movie here, regardless.What really stands out with this film is its visuals. Despite the amount of CGI used to create the fictional world of Pandora, it's incredibly difficult to tell what is CGI and what is merely a human in front of a green screen. Just by the strength of these visuals alone, this film should be viewed by movie aficionados. Not only was the 3-D technology used to film it revolutionary, but the facial mapping techniques really helped bring these actors to life in their blue, alien bodies.A stunning visual treat that has yet to be matched, I give Avatar 4.5 stars out of 5.
(gb) wrote: When I come across Upstream Color on the trailers, it looked different form Shane Carruth's previous film Primer which I'll give him credit for doing something new and not just doing the same old tricks. I looked it up on Rotten Tomatoes, and I saw that they praise it for doing an "experimental film" done right which I didn't get why it was called that, but I was curious about it. So after I finished watching Primer, I watched this after that which turns out to be a better film. Just when I thought that Primer was very confusing, this was even more confusing from beginning to end which never happens to me before and just might be the most confusing film that I have seen from first viewing, but surprisingly enough, it never made me bored or not care about the film. Shane Carruth is really good in this, and Amy Seimetz was just fantastic and is one of the best parts of the film. She does happy, scared, mad, and crazy very well that I didn't find it out of place for her and just find it believable when it comes to those scenes. The cinematography is fantastic, and the imagery of it is stellar to look at. The soundtrack was very catchy and very soothing to listen to that pretty much makes you feel relaxed and just enjoying the ride. The characters are very developed, and the writing by Shane Carruth is well written. The chemistry between Shane Carruth and Amy Seimetz is very good and they seem to be a believable and caring couple. The movie is confusing don't get me wrong on that one, but I was very fascinated on the movie as I felt that it was trying to be its own world in the abstract part and was giving deeper meanings into it which got me to search it on YouTube so I'll understand what just happen, which rarely happens for me and I'm glad that it was Upstream Color that got me the motive to do that as I didn't with The Tree of Life.
(au) wrote: dark side of humanity