Chile, second half of the 20th century. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca. Esteban works hard and eventually gets money to buy a hacienda, eventually to become ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The House of the Spirits
A rancher, his clairvoyant wife and their family face turbulent years in South America.
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David K (gb) wrote: A decent suspense movie with a plot that most can follow.
richard c (ag) wrote: Oh I'm not sure I have enough time to list all the things wrong with this adaptation. But let me begin by saying that it's not the worst movie you'll ever see. Based on Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instrument series which I have read the film centers on the plot line in the first book the least good one in my opinion, As a young woman Clary whom discovers her hidden birth right when her mother is contacted. It's all very complicated. Let's just say it involves witches, warlocks, vampires, werewolves, a mortal cup, demons and shadow hunters. The main problem here isthe insipid rushed direction of Harold Zwart who did so much better with The Karate Kid reboot. Theres no growth for any of the characters or storyline and the film feels jumbled and clunky. It has a very hard time finding any flow. The sad thing is that for the first half it's pretty entertaining before receding into some abc family nonsense. It also doesn't help that the costumes and makeup are laughably bad and the film's casting director should be shot. We have Lily Collins well enough in the lead role but Jamie Campbell Bower as the sexy, brooding, sarcastic, pigheaded Jace is a major miscast. Let's forget for a second that he looks like a crackhead lesbian his mannerisms are completely off and he doesn't have a lick of masculinity or sexual prowess that made him so alluring in the books. The roles of Isabelle is played decently but lacks the fierce sexy edge that she had in the books and Kevin Zegers as Alec really??? he's not unattaractive but he's in his 30's supposedly playing like a 15 yr. old. Magnus Bane, Simon and Luke fare a bit better but their characters aren't given much to do. Only Lena Headey as Clary's mother and Johnathan Rhys Meyers(except for those braids) raise slightly above the material. It's really a sad thing because although the book franchises standard of quality doesn't match up to the harry potter, twilight or hunger games series it still had quite a bit to work with. Instead it's a soul less, rushed cash in on the material that has it's moments but ultimately falters under a desperate attempt to create a new mega franchise that will never be.2.5/5
Sarah C (ca) wrote: this film sets 4 men's compelling and heartbreaking stories in front of you with so many commonalities along with complete diversity. you take from it what you decide to - it doesn't have a concrete resolution.
Kumiko I (fr) wrote: Idlewild is best approached as an elaborate OutKast music video. It is set in a fictional town during the Depression, and the story centers around various characters at a local speakeasy.Despite the choppy storyline and mediocre performances, the musical features highly stylized dance sequences, colorful costumes, and a great selection of music from Andre 3000 and Big Boi as they incorporate Prohibition-era jazz and blues into their trademark hip-hop/funk/soul sound.
Al M (gb) wrote: Fudoh is by no means a brilliant film, but it is a wild, crazy, and entertaining ride that marks a watershed moment in Miike's career. Poised somewhere between Miike's early Yakuza films (The Black Society Trilogy, THe Dead or Alive films, etc. ) and his later, more eccentric and original work (Gozu, Ichi, etc.), Fudoh incorporates the best of both these Miike filmscapes into a delighfully crazy two hours that features constant surprises, inventive camerawork and direction, and comedy that keeps you in stiches. Well worth watching for Miike fans.
Liy D (nl) wrote: Interesting, but I can't say I liked any of the stories particularly.
AD V (nl) wrote: Suitably trashy 80's revenge film but it's too slow and has a disappointingly low body count. Brenda: Too bad you're not double-jointed. Fargo: Why? Brenda: Because if it were, you'd be able to bend over and kiss your ass goodbye!
Robert A (fr) wrote: It's interesting, but it's a hard watch when there is so much silence in the film. No background music, no dialogue, every once in a while a narration comes around but that's it for the audio. It's a case study of some sort. You can tell that Cronenberg was learning all about shots and the camera in his first film here. There are a lot of interesting shots and a lot of different camera movements and angles, so those are the best things in the movie for me. The narration and the case study are interesting as well. Other than that I wish there was at least some background music, that may have eased the watching experience.
Patrick L (es) wrote: "The artful new film from Terrence Malick is not my cup of tea"Movie Review: Knight of CupsDate Viewed: April 2 2016Written and Directed By Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World and The Tree of Life)Starring: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Wes Bentley, Freida Pinto,Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Imogen Poots, Teresa Palmer, Isabel Lucas, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Cherry Jones, Dane DeHaan and Nick Offerman.The artful new film from Terrence Malick (Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line, The New World, The Tree of Life) is not my cup of tea. It has the same structure and narrative as his other films and I was mostly bored throughout this picture. I do not know what Malick was trying to accomplish here but it's pretty sad to see a great director get trapped in a muddled balloon. "Knight of Cups" needs more than voice-over narration, beautiful imagery and cinematography to keep it floating, it needs a real story and compelling characters. Malick's filmmaking rate used to be one new film every seven or ten years, since "The Tree of Life" he is now making a new movie every two years. That is a big problem for Malick because talented directors like him take a long time to create the groundwork for their next film. His new film "Knight of Cups" is his worst yet, it feels like a novel that would've been better suited at the book counter at your local CVS pharmacy.Christian Bale plays Rick, a L.A. screenwriter who is in a spiritual crisis, he thinks his life is empty and he is faced with one dire circumstance after another but hanging out with girlfriends provides the perfect ingredient in dealing with the pain he is enduring. Rick's search for love takes six different women including a serene Indian model, Helen (Freida Pinto), a young married woman, Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), a determined rebel, Della (Imogen Poots) and his physician ex-wife, Nancy (Cate Blanchett).In typical Terrence Malick fashion, we also get a lot of walking around and pacing from Bale, that covers about 70% of this entire movie. I sometimes don't get Terrence Malick at all, is this his new filmmaking style now? If it is then Malick has finally lost his edge. The supporting cast also includes Brian Dennehy as Rick's father, Wes Bentley as Rick's brother, Teresa Palmer as a playful stripper and Antonio Banderas as a playboy Hollywood producer. Bale's barely non-speaking performance is not interesting and Cate Blanchett provides the only fine performance in "Knight of Cups" as Rick's ex-wife.Will Malick find his grip again? I do hope so because like his two previous films "The Tree of Life" (which I think was really overrated) and "To The Wonder", "Knight of Cups" is all sound and imagery with no substance or story.