The Human Stain
Coleman Silk is a worldly and admired professor who loses his job after unwittingly making a racial slur. To clear his name, Silk writes a book about the events with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman, who in the process discovers a dark secret Silk has hidden his whole life. All the while, Silk engages in an affair with Faunia Farley, a younger woman whose tormented past threatens to unravel the layers of deception Silk has constructed.
- Category:Thriller, Romance, Drama
- Stars:Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise, Wentworth Miller, Jacinda Barrett, Harry Lennix, Clark Gregg, Anna Deavere Smith, Lizan Mitchell, Kerry Washington, Phyllis Newman, Margo Martindale, Ron Canada, Mili Avital,
- Country:Germany, France, USA
- Director:Robert Benton,
- Writer:Philip Roth (novel), Nicholas Meyer (screenplay)
A disgraced former college dean has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark, twisted past that threatens to unravel the layers of deception he has constructed for 50 years. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Human Stain torrent reviews
(es) wrote: i didn't know what to expect from this, but it totally got me.. dunno what it is, but it just does..
(jp) wrote: Just as bad as the first. Also same as the first, this movie lacked story big time. The movie just jumps in and leaves you very confused at first. The cast was pretty bad except for Ed Quinn and Emmanuelle Vaugier. They were decent. I wish they did focus more on the zombies. The make up was ok for them, but not the best. There was probably two zombies that looks pretty cool. The rest were just mediocre. I wish this movie did have more about the video games in it, but it didn't. The first one added that it for fun. When this movie ended, you feel a bit happy because even that was bad.
(ru) wrote: I refreshingly agenda-free look at the war in Iraq and those brave (and unfortunate enough) to fight it. Over the course of the documentary you are introduced to the soldiers stationed at "Gunner Palace"--a former stately home to Hussien's son. Join the soldiers on raids, listen to their stories and their woes, watch as they survive and die. The film has no conclusion and no catharsis, making it an excellent document of the war in Iraq.
(ru) wrote: I loved this movie. It's funny yet heartwarming at the same time. The little kid that plays the main character is so good it's scary.
(br) wrote: Excellent old-fashioned romantic comedy.
(kr) wrote: The plot idea may have been old and tired by the time this movie was made, but Mary Stuart Masterson carried this movie like nothing else. Lea Thompson was a big childhood crush after BTTF, but Mary was (and still is) in a different league after this film.
(nl) wrote: This should have been called Testicles because its bollocks! Don't bother!!
(ru) wrote: Definatley one of the poorer editions but still made me smile.....well past its sell by date by then im afraid.
(nl) wrote: Roman Polanski's first film in English (1965) is still his scariest and most disturbing??not only for its evocations of sexual panic, but also because his masterful employment of sound puts the audience's imagination to work in numerous ways. Catherine Deneuve gives an impressive performance as a quiet and quietly mad beautician living with her older sister in London and terrified of men. When the sister and her boyfriend take off on a holiday, her fears and her isolation in the apartment are allowed to fester along with the uncooked food, with increasingly violent and macabre results. As narrative this works only part of the time, and as case study it may occasionally seem too pat, but as subjective nightmare it's a stunning piece of filmmaking.
(us) wrote: Brando plays Terry Malloy, a tough ex-prizefighter with a soft side that is brought out by his pigeons and by the character Edie Doyle, played by the glowing Eva Marie Saint. The film reaches near perfection until the last 15 minutes or so, where perhaps Kazan could have turned down the power a little but still have retained the films impact. This is a must-watch for movie lovers as we see the actor who inspired so many of the current greats, doing what he did best.
(gb) wrote: gene kelly and the chairman of the board team up and sing and dance their way through hollywood as sailors on shore leave trying to get laid
(ag) wrote: David Lynch's films can best be equated to cinematic Rorschach tests - love 'em or hate 'em, they will nevertheless evoke something in you. Through its two hour run time, Wild At Heart made me feel perturbed, melancholic, and even nostalgic. I've never really accepted the "it gets better; wait it out" philosophy in film, but here that's certainly the case. After a rocky opening hour that is at times intriguing yet sometimes sluggish, the film picks up after the two main characters bear witness to the harrowing aftermath of a car crash. From then on, it's mostly invigorating stuff, though it does run the common David Lynch problem of shoehorning his trademarks - white noise, dream sequences, surrealism, etc. - into the film with little to no context at all. The use of music in Wild at Heart is laudable. Lynch employs loud, abrasive speed metal to dizzying effect, even obfuscating an entire scene where the two main characters are at a concert, enjoyment. What follows is almost a dream-like stupor. All the actors in the case do a suitable job. None of the performances are particularly noteworthy at first, but the advent of Willem Dafoe as Bobby Peru changes all that. Thanks to some fantastic writing, his character is enticingly creepy, and you'll want to turn the film off whenever you see him.A thing I've invariably loved about Lynch's films is that there's always a seedy underworld lurking beneath an initially benign facade. It helps flesh out the film's universe, and strengthen its verisimilitude. There's always more to the story than what he shows, and he invites us as viewers to take a peek inside his Pandora's Box of the macabre. The conclusion of the film comes at the velocity of a train with no conductor, which is odd because the film spends so much time setting up the plot and characters. But it's over before you know it, and strangely still feels elongated. The sex, incidentally enough, seems a bit forced and unnatural. Unless Nic Cage's character is meant to be a sex fiend, it's downright unsettling the amount of times he has sex with Laura Dern's character. They'll bang, finish, and bang again in a mere ten minutes. Is that even possible? They can potentially be a bit irritating too, but they mean well. Isn't that what's important? And although all the side plots don't resolve satisfyingly enough, Wild at Heart still dons a title it can rightfully live up to.
(br) wrote: While some scenes drag on too long or are just absurdly ridiculous, the core story of a Alyce making a fatal mistake, being plagued with guilt, and slowly sliding into complete insanity is well told and acted enough to carry this film on its shoulders.
(jp) wrote: Don't worry David O. Russell, many good directors make a bad movie once and awhile.