The Shvitz

The Shvitz

A look at the unlikely community forged in the 200 degree heat of the last traditional steam baths in the U.S. From gamblers to "new age" masseuses, from poets to rabbis, the characters form a sometimes conflicting, yet often compelling voice. The film uses the baths to give a perspective on the evolution of city life, while bringing up issues of ethnicity, nostalgia, sexuality, spirituality and ritual. "When we sit in this intense heat", says one patron, "we're all the same - millionaire and pauper".

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Joel M (mx) wrote: 3/10: Impressive poster. But movie very amateurish.

Chris M (gb) wrote: Best watched in fast forward to avoid the long drawn-out dull pauses and still shots. Can still read subtitles so won't miss anything. Only lasts 35 mins this way.

PrincesseTiah K (ag) wrote: Raj (Akshay Kumar) est un jeune cadre dynamique qui travaille dans une grosse socit. Il rencontre un jour une jeune femme, Priya (Kareena Kapoor) qui vient pour un entretien et se trompe de maison (lui attend une femme de mnage). Amus (et sous le charme) il ne dit rien et attend de la revoir. S'en suit une vritable love story foudroyante avec mariage la clef. Leur idylle fait plaisir voir mais va bientt se gter...Avec le retour de l'ex,devenue sa boss qui va lui faire du harclement sexuel et, humillie par son refus de cder ses avances va l'accuser de...viol!...Bon je suis pas objective, je suis forcment bon public je suis amoureuse d' Akshay Kumar! <3

Stuart K (kr) wrote: After a few years in directorial obscurity, struggling to get money to make films he wanted to make. Alex Cox returned home to his native Merseyside, and got lucky with this post-modern adaptation of Thomas Middleton's 1607 play, it's a very unusual film, and while it was good to have Cox back making films, this film does drag in places, despite all best intentions. It is 2011, and the South of England has been destroyed by a natural disaster, Liverpool has become a bleak dystopia, and personal vendettas are commonplace here. The Duke (Derek Jacobi) is a crime lord who rules over the city with an iron fist. Vindice (Christopher Eccleston) has come to the city to extract revenge on the Duke for the death of his wife. He has to get close to the Duke, which won't be easy, but he meets his brother Carlo (Andrew Schofield) who works as a chauffeur to the Duke's son Lussurioso (Eddie Izzard). It is through Lussurioso that Vindice is able to get close to the Duke, but Vindice discovers what a dysfunctional family they are. With a screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce (24 Hour Party People (2002)), this mixes up Middleton's play and mixes in modern Scouse with the original text of the play. This should have helped put Alex Cox back on the map, but he's retreated to Colorado, where he's been making home movies. What a shame.

Darik H (gb) wrote: Here comes the cheese... For a T.V. movie from Fox circa the mid-nineties, yeah, I guess Nick Fury is a halfway decent effort; the problem is, Fox has always made TERRIBLE T.V. movies, and by the standards of any other audio/visual art form, this has got to be the second-to-worst film I've ever seen (with the dubious honor of "worst movie ever" going to the Roger Corman Fantastic Four). Filled with horrible, obvious lighting, incredibly painful acting, and laughably bad special effects, Nick Fury is like an assemblage of the absolute worst spy-movie clichs in the book- which is actually really disappointing, since it's written by David Goyer, the comic-movie golden-boy who brought us the Blade trilogy and the first draft of Batman Begins. The story is a familiar one: terrorist organization HYDRA is plotting to release a deadly super-virus in the greater metropolitan area of New York City, and all that stands in their way is secret intelligence organization SHIELD. With the rise of a new leader in the HYDRA ranks- the daughter of the evil Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker- SHIELD has called their best agent out of early retirement: the grizzled, one-eyed rebel-in-a-leather-jacket, Nick Fury. Portraying our leading tough guy is perpetual running gag David Hasselhoff, and while he does occasionally call forth the gruff loner archetype from his subconscious during his deliveries, the years of oiled-up pretty-boy parts have taken their toll; the Hoff can't act his way out of a paper bag, much less an enemy stronghold, and not once during this film do you buy the man as anything more than a guy desperate for a paycheck and possessed of no discernible skills or assets (save the shape of his chin). Seriously, it's amazing how bad his performance is in this part, but what's even more astounding is that HE'S NOT THE WORST ACTOR IN THE MOVIE. Sandra Hess wins that contest hands-down; as Viper, the wicked, psychotic mastermind behind the diabolical doings of HYDRA, Hess is a nightmare, speaking in an overbearing German accent that renders every line of dialogue intolerable. Her gestures are extremely melodramatic, and her speeches are cringe-inducing. In fact, the only thing that keeps her from being impossible to watch is the fact that she's... well, hot. Still, it's not enough to make her character enjoyable to watch. Besides, it's not as if there's any shortage of attractive women in the film (even if none of them can act worth a damn); Lisa Rinna, for instance, plays Contessa Valentina de Allegro Fontaine (a name which, of course, Nick has to say IN FULL when she first pops up), a fellow SHIELD agent and prerequisite former love of Mr. Fury (who still harbors feelings for the big lug). She, at least, isn't painful to watch, but she sure didn't win any acting awards for the part. Also, we have Tracy Waterhouse as Kate Neville, an agent with an E.S.P. chip (?!?) who makes for a great plot device. And finally, we have Neil Roberts as Alexander Goodwin Pierce, the greenhorn agent who graduated top of his class and idolizes Fury; he comes off better than you might expect, but still predictable and tired as a character. The script is pretty poor- it sounds like they went off a first draft, and I'm guessing they didn't do a polish. Still, the film MIGHT have been something interesting if not for its execution: brightly colored lighting (and an over-reliance on back lighting), poorly arranged shots, and DUTCH TILTS (bane of the serious filmmaker) jut pointedly out at the viewer- not to mention how the piss-poor production values turn all the sci-fi elements into bad jokes (how many low-budget sci-fi shows from the nineties featured a body-scanner machine with flashing neon rings, I wonder?). Not that the science fiction concepts are all that believable to begin with- I mean, a portable, robotic duplicate programmed with your voice and mannerisms? NOBODY thought that was maybe a bit too far-fetched? Or what about the spray-off disguise? Or that bloody E.S.P. chip? The special effects are an interesting blend of models and early C.G.I., which succeeds in looking... completely fake! The design for the Helicarrier is decent, but I see nothing but a toy whenever it shows up on-screen. In summation, this movie of the week is a wreck, a misfired attempt to plunder two then-defunct genres (comics and spy movies) of any entertainment value they may have had left with as little effort as possible. At best, it's a great example of Marvel's long-dead past as a showbiz failure and an amusing piece of garbage (favorite moment: after Viper slips away in a dreadfully slow-moving glass elevator, Fury, after a pause, grumbles, "She's probably halfway to China by now."); at worst, it's absolute drivel, useful only for distracting the feeble-minded or confirming the existence of David Hasselhoff. David Goyer may have cut his screenwriting teeth on this sucker, but it's not even half as good as his following work, Blade. Hell, it's not even half as good as Blade: Trinity. If you want a Marvel fix, I don't care HOW desperate you are, I suggest you look elsewhere.

steve u (ag) wrote: Yeah, some short reviews, been way too busy as of late Cold Mountain- A well-filmed epic, though the Edting was terrible during the battle scene in the beginning. Renee Zellweeger steals the show, in a good, but rather familiar performance. Friday the 13th- Though the concept is interesting, this film really doesn't bring anything new to the genre. Most of the elements here were taken from Italian slashers from the 70's, like Suspiria. The only real scare coming at the end of the fllm.

Ken O (fr) wrote: It's 'Rosemary's Baby' meets 'The Dukes of Hazard', fun as.

Michael P (ca) wrote: Nonsense. The cheesy acting and ridiculous plot go hand in hand and there is really no saving either. There is the bonus of some great eye candy but this can only go so far. The fights are silly but fairly entertaining, all of them delivered as deliberate set pieces so as to almost underline that this is a video game movie. The dialogue is truly aweful and completely over saturated with one liners. Any attempts from the cast to give the script any emotional credibility is lost as there is just bo point. The action is very heavy on the slo-mo and unfortunately this did start to detract from some otherwise slick fight choreography. There is an awesome opener for Holly Valance's character involving a gun and a bra that promises a slicker, cooler film ahead.. but the end result it is just too cheesy to pull it off. This would be a one star review..but I'm adding an extra half star for creative fights and hot women.

bill s (ru) wrote: As a card carrying member of Sox nation,I wanted to hate this fluff but I found myself liking this fluff more than I would have liked....damn it.

William W (de) wrote: I really enjoyed this. With the GL books slowly becoming my favorite in DC, this was a nice way to see some of the background I missed.