The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks
An example of ironic Soviet propagandistic film from the silent era, this film chronicles the adventures of an American, "Mr. West," and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible, evil Bolsheviks. Through various mishaps, Mr. West discovers that the Soviets are actually quite remarkable people, and, by the end of the film, his opinion of them has changed to one of glowing admiration! Written by Mark Toscano
- Stars:Porfiri Podobed, Boris Barnet, Aleksandra Khokhlova, Vsevolod Pudovkin, Sergey Komarov, Leonid Obolensky, Vera Lopatina, G. Kharlampiev, Pyotr Galadzhev, S. Sletov, V. Latyshevski, Andrei Gorchilin, Vladimir Fogel,
- Country:Soviet Union
- Director:Lev Kuleshov,
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(gb) wrote: Though it has moments where it makes important statements about the twisted political history of Taiwan, "Formosa Betrayed" has its roots in the political thriller genre, but fails to draw enough water from the soil to stay alive and interesting. The actors do us a solid with honest performances, and the story isn't overly complicated, yet the film just doesn't ignite like it should.
(ag) wrote: While Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman get a good laugh here and there and some of the special effects look impressive, Evan Almighty sinks in an awkward flood of childish humor and plot structure and a lack of Jim Carrey wit!
(ru) wrote: Synopsis: A movie production company makes a movie in a small town. Full of Hollywood stereotypes, they for the most part act in direct contrast to the honesty and sincerity of their small town setting. In the end though, a local politician is bought out to cover up the fact that the movie's star, played by Alec Baldwin, is caught having a sexual relationship with an underaged girl who lives in the town. The moral of the story, which is kind of an anti-moral, is that money and the lure of success and fame trump honesty and small town values. The other moral is that corruption can be found everywhere. I thought this movie was OK, but not up to David Mamet's standards that he set for himself with "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Vanya on 42nd street" and "Oleanna."
(br) wrote: This was an okay movie. The story was sweet but there wan't anything more to it than that.
(de) wrote: Thrilling British espionage thriller. Nice ending
(ca) wrote: Damn!Isaac Hayes,The Bar-Kays!hot hot!
(fr) wrote: "Deathwatch" is not the be-all or end-all of horror movies, but it is an interesting one, nevertheless. I was intrigued by the film, if only for the fact it's the first horror film I've seen set during the First World War. The film begins on the Western Front in 1917, where a group of ten British soldiers find themselves lost in a fog after an attack and soon find a German trench which is abandoned save for three Germans, two of whom are killed by the British soldiers with the third German being taken prisoner. The soldiers proceed to capture the trench and hold it until reinforcements arrive. The trench itself is a sinister place, maze-like and filled with mud, blood, corpses and rats. However, it is not long before the soldiers become aware of something else...of some strange, supernatural force which is beginning to prey upon them and which is either killing them off or driving them mad and is preventing all of them from leaving the trench. It is an intriguing, atmospheric film, though it can be incredibly slow at times. But once things get going, they get going. The film is boosted by strong performances from its cast, which includes Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Hugo Speer, Laurence Fox and Dean Lennox Kelly. The performances convey a sense of each soldier wanting to be anywhere but here, of the frustration they feel of being in the war, and later of the fear, paranoia and madness that sets in as each man is tested to his limit. The film, with the mud, rain and fog, is persistently grim, so come expecting something like "Blackadder". However, the film has its drawbacks--at times, it is incredibly slow and there are also moments where it feels like it's trying too hard to be a horror film. But other than that, the film is like a nightmare that only a WW1 veteran would have had, with its imagery of blood pouring out of the soil, of rotting, mud-drenched corpses, of rats eating off a man's legs while the man is still alive and of barbed wire coming to life and wrapping itself around unfortunate victims. Despite the film's bad reception, it has it's strong points like its atmosphere, its cast and its originality and I do think it's worth watching if you're up for something different in your horror.
(gb) wrote: poppy, you little whore! i'm still looking for the play this was based on. amazing. the surrealists used to play writing games based on this film. brilliant stuff.
(au) wrote: Hilarious and touching.
(jp) wrote: Those plans may seem quite familiar to many audiences today, not because Burnt Offerings is derivative in any way, but because Burnt Offerings has been imitated in so very many ways. Yes, small elements may have appeared in superior works like The Shining and lesser experiments such as The Amityville Horror, but other films have borrowed entire plot elements wholesale from this tale to the point that the rich originality Burnt Offerings must have enjoyed in 1976 is somewhat dulled all these decades later. The one image people tend to remember from this film more than any other is Anthony James frightening turn as the chauffeur. I thought it was interesting how it is a supernatural thriller yet it never once uses visual effects, supernatural beings and ghosts are invisible to our eyes, but you definitely get the vibe that they are there. In the end, Burnt Offerings is probably a bit too methodical in its pacing for viewers accustomed to slam-bang approach of post-'70s horror fare but seasoned horror fans will find plenty to enjoy in this film's subtle charms. VERDICT: "In The Zone" - [Mixed Reaction] These kinds of movies are usually movies that had some good things, but some bad things kept it from being amazing. This rating says buy an ex-rental or a cheap price of the DVD to own. If you consider cinema, ask for people's opinion on the film... (Films that are rated 2.5 or 3 stars)