The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
This period drama frames the tumultuous affair between Queen Elizabeth I and the man who would be King of England.
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Richard D (de) wrote: Here's a film I admire more than I enjoy ... or at least consistently enjoy. Denis Lavant stars as Monsieur Oscar ... a man who drives around Paris in a limousine fulfilling a series of assignments. In each one, he adopts a new identity and plays out a scene. That is all there is folks. Lavant is an amazing chameleon in this film and I deeply admire his performance. My enjoyment of the film was directly proportional to how much I enjoyed the current vignette. Some I loved (the father driving his daughter home from a party), many I didn't care about at all. Since there's really nothing else to this ...
Donovan S (gb) wrote: Salman, Anil and and Zayed were good and Katrina Kaif is really cute. I don't understand how these 4 people could all be cast in the same shitty film. The story was good, and it was a nice change from the RomComs. It was so damn weird though. What's with all the white people speaking in Hindi, and the fat black chick singing in Hindi? I don't get it. The comedy was so twisted.. Usually, I can see why films are weird and usually there is an artistic explanation... but in this case... a perfectly good film was ruined by nothing more than a couple of bad actors, and poor directing. Horrible execution by Subhash Ghai. Hollywood: LaughsBollywood: 2 starsWith a better director and a few cast changes, this could have easily been a 4 star film.
D M (de) wrote: A really great two-part documentary about Acrassicauda. It shows footage of them playing before a crowd plus some rehearsals. Mostly it is an interview with the band members about the toll the war has taken on their dreams of making it big. Eventually the bad re-settles in Syria, which is about as friendly to metal as Iraq was. I would even highly recommend this to those who have no interest in metal music because the documentary is very insightful. It makes you care about the subjects very much as individuals who don't want to let go of a dream.
xGary X (us) wrote: A young convict imprisoned in Alcatraz murders a fellow inmate after spending three years being brutally beaten in solitary confinement. Murder in The First is a courtroom drama based upon the true story of a man who was transformed into a murderer on the brink of insanity by his merciless treatment at the hands of the American penal system in the infamous state prison. Kevin Bacon takes centre stage as the broken shell of a man and although his performance is a little affected, it's still a harrowing tale that shocked the nation at the time. The superior cast, including Gary Oldman as the cold and ruthless governor and William H. Macy as the district attorney looking for an open and shut case, are what make the film in general; the direction can be slightly clumsy and the script writer a little too fond of "dictionary definitions", but it's an important and moving story that the viewer cannot help but be drawn into. One of those films that works because it was a true story and although a little melodramatic its button pushing works for rather than against it as a result.
Saundra R (jp) wrote: Little Buddha Movie ReviewPlot SummaryThis story begins in Tibet. This Buddhist priest (lama) sees several signs that lead him to believe that a teacher he had and adored several years ago may have been reincarnated. The lama goes from Tibet to Seattle to see if this young white boy is the same person. He meets the boy and the boy has several characteristics that the lama's teacher had. The two become friends. The lama tells the boy the story of the birth of Buddhism and also how the young prince Siddhartha who eventually began to be called Buddha. The movie goes back and forth between the search for the lama's teacher and ancient Nepal.World ReligionThis movie relates to world religion because it starts with the birth of Buddhism. Our textbook details the founder of the Buddhist dharma, a historical figure named Gautama Siddhartha. He is formally known as The Buddha. His father was King Suddhodana. The movie show how Buddha's father tried to shield him from certain unpleasant things about the world but he was curious about them so he snuck out to see what he could find out. King Suddhodana always wanted to ensure that his son would follow in his footsteps and would one day become King of the World. That's why he went great lengths to insulate his son from those troubling aspects of the world that inspired some people to abandon the worldly life for a religious calling. Siddhartha's mother died seven days after he was born. The main focal point of the contemporary part of the movie is about the search for the reincarnation of the teacher. The Buddha had radical teachings of the Dharma and they went against the prevailing beliefs of his time. An example is reincarnation. He said there was no such thing as a permanent soul or atman. . He said that he only knew what he himself had experienced and that impermance was the reality we should awaken to alleviate our suffering. This movie was interesting and made me somewhat more knowledgeable about the beginnings of Buddhism.Reference:Brodd, Jeffrey et al. Invitation to World Religions. Oxford: University Press, 2013.
Paul B (es) wrote: In parts funny and thought provoking, Cabaret superficially appears to be as carefree as its protagonist in a brilliant leading performance from Liza Minnelli, but its veins run much deeper than its surface, giving this film something most upbeat musicals lack: subtlety.
Dave J (mx) wrote: Harryhausen's effects look good to me....the green screen effects...not so much. Probably could have looked better with a bigger budget. Being a real attempt at the fantasy genre, its probably lucky to have got the budget it did. Overall a enjoyable fantasy flick with a odd amount of nudity...I guess PG13 wasn't invented yet.
Elliot P (gb) wrote: That girl does pretty well with one arm
Henrysmovieguide C (es) wrote: I would even say this one is as good as the first M:I movie. Thrilling and action-packed, it definitely delivers. A very good smart action movie.