The passion the original Star Wars trilogy inspires in its fans is unparalleled; but when it comes to George Lucas himself, many have found their ardor has cooled into a complicated love-hate relationship. This hilarious, heartfelt documentary delves deep into Lucas’s cultural legacy, asking all the tough questions. Has Lucas betrayed his masterwork? Should he just have left the original trilogy alone? Is The Phantom Menace so bad it should carry a health warning? Utilizing interviews taken from over 600 hours of footage, and peppered with extraordinary Star Wars and Indiana Jones recreations lovingly immortalized in song, needlepoint, Lego, claymation, puppets and paper-mâché, above all this film asks the question: who truly owns that galaxy far, far away—the man who created it, or the fans who worship it?
Dann M (us) wrote: Formulaic and clichd, The Scribbler is an overly contrived supernatural thriller. Based on a graphic novel, a mentally disturbed girl is sent to live at a halfway house, and when people start dying she comes to believe that one of her alternate personalities called The Scribbler is responsible. The casting is pretty good, and includes Katie Cassidy, Garret Dillahunt, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Eliza Dushku. But the plot uses a lot of familiar tropes of the genre, and follows a fairly predictable path. And while the visual style creates an atmospheric tone, it's also rather ugly and is distracting at times. A poorly made film, The Scribbler is incredibly trite and uninspired.
Jose Luis M (us) wrote: Agridulce historia que sale de los clichs del gnero de chick flicks.
fraser m (ru) wrote: i didnt watch the whole movie i couldnt follow it because i doesed off in many parts. i came into this with with high expectaions because of the strong cast and a good sounding story about theatre during the great deppression in the US. I found it very annoying and the actors preformances very annoying and fake overall it just pissed me off.
Justin H (de) wrote: When I first stumbled across this, I thought to myself: "Hey, a Terry Gilliam movie I haven't seen yet. Cool!" And then I watched it. The main failing of "Jabberwocky" is that it never feels grounded. What story there is just meanders from place to place, never really sticking with one idea long enough to make it interesting. Not helping matters is the fact that the comedy is nowhere near the level found in Gilliam's other films. There are a few lines that work really well, and the occasional scene that elicits a chuckle, but by and large, "Jabberwocky" just isn't outlandish enough...and yet the acting is usually too over the top for its own good. It's a weird combination of things that don't work on their own, and work even less well together. Still, this isn't an awful movie, but it's so lackluster compared to Gilliam's other work that I couldn't ever see myself recommending it.
Cristeen G (mx) wrote: I love this movie. The absolutely brilliant Danny Kaye at his best, and my how handsome in those blue velvet tails. He shows his incredible talent with his ad-lib opera number at the end.
David J (nl) wrote: "Inside Man" tries to be far more intelligent than it actually is and it's attempts to push some agendas are glaringly obvious and short-sighted. To me, this is another mediocre offering in the police procedural and heist thriller genre, but, unlike other genre films of the same caliber, I didn't even find this one to be temporarily engaging.
Charlie 7 (us) wrote: Surprisingly good. Even up today standards it still holds up.
Matthew J (de) wrote: With a brilliant powerhouse performance by Bob Hoskins, haunting music by Francis Monkman and a fantastic dark atmosphere you can't really go wrong can you ?
Paul D (nl) wrote: This was an interesting film. Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Michael Sheen all give amazing performances! What it lacks in spectacle, it makes up for with giving the audience a reason to evaluate what their stance really is on torturing terrorists. It's a small film, but I thought it was pretty good!
Marlin S (ca) wrote: A skillfully directed, well-written thriller, featuring a "killer" performance by Sarah Bolger. One of the best thrillers of 2015.