The Punk Syndrome is a film about Finland’s most kick-ass punk rock band, Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät. The band members, Pertti, Kari, Toni and Sami, are mentally handicapped and they play their music with a lot of attitude and pride. We follow these professional musicians on their journey from obscurity to popularity. We watch them fight, fall in love and experience strong emotions. We witness long days in the recording studio and on tour. They laugh, cry, drink and fight over who gets to sit in the front on the tour bus. Then it’s time to make up and go talk to people in the audience and tell them how great their band is.
Akash S (ca) wrote: Anyone, who loves Tennis and Movies as I do, would surely find the movie entertaining! [The camera-technique was perfect for the game sequences]
Dejon (gb) wrote: Inspirational! Based on true story.
James T (mx) wrote: Slow is an understatement, but saying that this movie has a gripping ability that pulls you in from the start. The sex scenes are a bit graphic but you kind of realise they are needed to set up the weird and volitale relationship between these two characters. The sad and graphic end to this movie left me speechless and shocked. It is one to watch for the sheer uniqueness of it. Shame it has been banned or edited in many countries (including Australia) becuase the unedited version allows the viewer to be pulled into the weird and twisted world of this movie.
Joe C (jp) wrote: Lee is at once immensely fond and endlessly skeptical of New York City, so a point could be made this, his first film after 9/11 was a searing drama reflecting the trauma and guilt many felt. If you were about to go to prison for an extended stretch, what would you do with your last day of freedom? It's a question most of us will never have to face, but as presented by Spike Lee in 25th Hour, the answers still prove compelling. Starring Edward Norton as a convicted drug dealer making a last-ditch effort to straighten out his personal life before being carted off to the pokey, 25th Hour delves into the sorts of complicated relationships that Lee thrives on; fathers and sons, friends from different backgrounds, and even good love gone wrong. And its rather messy blend of interpersonal dynamics was sweetened Lee's trippy camera work, a stellar supporting cast, and an epic monologue of raw power from Edward Norton in which he skewers all the city's residents before turning his ire on himself
Matthew S (es) wrote: It is easy to see what Solondz was aiming to do here, but somehow the aim is off and the film does not work. In fact, it just feels mean and underwhelming.
Stuart K (fr) wrote: yeah ok full on 80's cheese but I love it. was a big fan of the ninja boom in the 80's and this was one of the best. where is the dude now?
Kristin H (us) wrote: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and Ann Miller were fantastic! Ann Miller really blew me away though. This is a very nice movie, a nice classic to enjoy over and over again!
Michael T (it) wrote: The last of Cantor's Goldwyn films starts out OK, then descends into stupidity and boredom. Not even Ethel Merman's production numbers add much spice.
Matt F (es) wrote: Antiviral shines a light on a terrifying panorama of the future; how fragile humans are, our obscene fascination with celebrities and beauty and how far we will go to obtain the same quality as them.
Dave C (kr) wrote: There is nothing flashy about Heaven is for Real (the performances and pacing are predictably choppy and undisciplined), but as a faith based film (for whatever that means to you) Heaven is for Real does get a few things right. First, it embraces it's low budget approach in a way that breathes a bit humility in to the project as a whole. This was just my perception, but I felt director Wallace wanted to take what was a familiar story and tell it well in his own way. Second, the film is not presented as an evangelical pursuit. In fact, the central question is rather intriguing as Wallace uses the story of Colton and family to take an introspective look at the struggle of faith. What would it do to us if we knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that Heaven was for real? Would we be afraid? This question is intriguing because of the ways it juxtapositions faith and doubt as equal parts of the journey. Where Wallace takes us is in to the character of Colton's father (Todd), the pastor who is supposed to be the one who doesn't struggle with doubt. And yet it is Colton's story that brings him on this journey, not towards this undeniable proof, but rather this gentle embrace of faith in the midst of doubt. Third, while the film is low budget, it uses the cinematography to make up for it's lesser parts. Interestingly enough the shots bring to life our own Manitoba setting, namely in Selkirk and the surrounding area. And they really do make this setting come alive. Most movie goers will likely note that the film is not the strongest piece of work. But I think once you get past whatever grievances you have of faith based films, I think Heaven For Real presents itself as one of the better efforts.
Bruce B (de) wrote: While Fox's May 18, 2005 DVD release of their 1954 film "Broken Lance" includes both Widescreen and Full Screen Versions (or Pan & Scan), it is the CinemaScope (2.55:1) version that brings the power and grandeur of this exceptional dramatic Western to life -- that along with the excellent 4-track Stereophonic sound track that was part of its original release. It has been 50 years since we have had the opportunity to see the film in the manner that it was first released theatrically -- and in this form it ranks as one of the finest Westerns of all-time. Rchard Murphy's Oscar winning screenplay provides some excellent dialog and story structure not usually found in the average outdoor film. The cast, all the way from Spencer Tracy to smaller roles like that of E.G. Marshall, are all we developed. Now if Fox would only give the same great release treatment to their 1955 "A Man Called Peter" (only available in Pan & Scan VHS)! It would be wonderful to see this film in CinemaScope with Stereophonic sound once again! 5 Stars 7-9-13