The Westsiders

The Westsiders

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li b (jp) wrote: Disappointing - the concept felt like it just hadn't been carried out to any logical confusion, but rather wandered away or disintegrated before anyone figured out how to make all the disparate ideas work together in a single film. Cheyenne really had potential as a character, but instead I got tired of him spouting whiny platitudes like a thinly disguised "what if" cross between Robert Smith and an aged philosopher. The other characters simply weren't fleshed out enough - you'd hardly know Frances McDormand and Harry Dean Stanton were talented and famous in their own right. The meandering plot felt more like a dream diary and less like the writer was ever able to satisfactorily complete a thought. I'm sure that style works really well for some people, but for me, I just felt like the whole thing ended up lost in translation. Shame.

Nick M (de) wrote: A truthful yet anti-climactic piece of French filmmaking about how the influence of a master manipulator can change the lives of all that surround him...

Vivienne S (ag) wrote: the most moving and provocative exploration of our relationship with animals ever. an hour long visual poem on our intimate place in the web of life. stunning and haunting. will revisit this world often.

Angela Z (au) wrote: First of all: NYU! Secondly, full of surprises. Not exactly my kind of movie but definitely worth seeing.

Alfredo S (jp) wrote: Over The Hedge is Dreamworks most low-lazy installment, ripping-off its story from actual good animated movies like A Bug's Life while being predictable, annoying, over-saturated with color and low-tier humor.

Michelle F (gb) wrote: A very beautiful and touching film, which is totally unexpeced to me.Gena Rowlands is just a great actress, but Uma Thurman is awesome as well.This story has a message, a recommend!

Neil R (nl) wrote: A definite improvement over Episodes I & II.

VJ B (gb) wrote: A watchable movie in which nothing much happens.

Ellen C (au) wrote: love it!! great switch from the small screen to the big screen where those marionettes rele belong! & the cliff richard sequence is jus hillarious cos of how over the top it is!

Jack A (es) wrote: What the movie tries to convey is simple: self-acceptance. How Bunuel shows the pursuit of it is not simple. Bunuel says that if you try to hard to achieve self-acceptance it will be impossible to get it. By slapping the church in their face Bunuel shows no one, not even the pious, can achieve self-acceptance.

Dr J (us) wrote: Great, bad movie! Producer, director, writer, editor, actor and prophet Tom Graeff crafted this exuberant, laughable spectacle as the '50s came to a close and a new era unfolded. Inspired by Roger Corman's work ethic, Graeff assembled cast and crew and twenty grand to complete his vision, originally conceived as The Boy from Out of This World. And this movie really is out of this world. The bad acting, ridiculous dialogue and wacky premise regularly amounts to outright dismissal of Teenagers From Outer Space, but there is such a earnestness to the film that it cannot be denied or forgotten. From the opening philosophical scene of astronomers reflecting on the lonely, existential state of our place in the universe, Graeff takes us on a personal, subtextual, ludicrous journey. Searching for a distant planet to raise their herd of Gargon (lobsters on steroids), alien scouts land on planet Earth. One sensitive soul, the alien Derek, tries to convince his fellow aliens that Earth would not be a good choice as the intelligent life would soon be overtaken by the growing Gargon. He flees the group and is hunted down by the agressive Thor as the others return to their planet to bring back the Gargons. Derek meets a young woman and her grandpa and finds the love he lacks on his home planet. Extended chase finds Thor continually just missing Derek and taking his frustrations out by blasting the flesh off of the Earthlings who happen to cross his path. The final scene depicts a self-sacrificing Derek rising Christ-like above the ashes in a vision that brings smiles and awestruck wonder at what came before. Reviews of Teenagers from Outer Space often make comparisons to the so-bad-it's-good movies of Ed Wood and they do have one thing in common -- Harvey B. Dunn. Harvey B. Dunn appeared in four Edward D. Wood, Jr. films: the TV pilot Crossroad Avenger, Bride of the Monster, Night of the Ghouls and The Sinister Urge. His character here is the loveable sap, Gramps Morgan, and he provides one of the better performances. Tom Graeff himself appears as the inept reporter who fails to register connections between the flying saucer sightings and the new arrivals in strange suits bearing ray guns. Being a gay man, Graeff also fails to register chemistry with his supposed girl friend. Also like Ed Wood, Graeff's personal life went in a downward spiral after finishing his most widely known work. While he was able to sell the distribution rights to Warner Brothers, who renamed it to cash in on the teenage monster craze and paired it with Gigantis, the Fire Monster (Godzilla Raids Again) for the drive-in circuit, the soul-crushing reviews of his masterpiece resulted in a nervous break-down. He placed classified ads in the L.A. Times claiming he was officially changing his name to Jesus Christ II and sought peace talks with Kruschev. Six days before Christmas, 1970, he committed suicide at the young age of 41. A documentary film about his life is in the works. Teenagers from Outer Space can be enjoyed on multiple levels. The photography is good; it's in focus; the library music tracks are well-chosen and spooky; it's surprisingly effective at times in its violence and quirky, unexpected twists; it's hilarious when seen with a group of friends and if you know of Tom Graeff's tragic story, it is also a rather heart-wrenching fable of a strange man trapped in a strange land.

Jerem M (ca) wrote: Stupid, overly flashy, unbelievable, vapid teen drama. But... Kat Dennings! So it's not completely suicide-inducing.

Calum B (au) wrote: I remember first watching this film when it premiered on TV in 1998 with my dad and I use to be terrified of it, having scary dreams that the Fisherman would hook me in my sleep. Now forwarding to 2014, 17 years later and I've just managed to buy this on DVD off Amazon due to it been discontinued. But after watching this film again tonight it brought back the memories of loving everything about it."I Know What You Did Last Summer" was a teenage psychological thriller written by Lois Duncan, but Columbia Pictures turned it into a slasher film on screen. This infuriated Duncan, whose teenage daughter was brutally murdered in 1989 (as of today, the case remains unsolved). It's a shame, because these changes hurt an already effective suspense thriller.Four high school friends, Julie (Jennifer Love Hewitt), Helen (Sarah Michelle Gellar), Barry (Ryan Phillippe) and Ray (Freddie Prinze Jr.) celebrate their last summer together. On the way home, they accidentally hit someone. Not wanting to give up their promising futures, they dump the body into the water, intending to carry the secret to their graves. One year later, it becomes clear that someone knows what happened.People have been calling this a slasher film, and really, this just isn't the case. For a would-be member of this genre, there's surprisingly little violence, and almost no gore to speak of (the film still deserves its R rating, however, because what violence there is, is pretty intense). The film fits better into the psychological thriller genre, and that's a good thing, because the story is the strongest part of the film.The acting is surprisingly good. All the actors are able to show the effects of keeping a secret like this. None of their lives has turned out the way they thought they would, and their friendships are at best estranged. It's an interesting exploration that is often left ignored in most films of this ilk, especially ones geared towards teens. The actors are good enough to make this credible, and as such, it adds a level of verisimilitude to the film.I was surprised at how effective this film was. Based on his later film, "D-Tox," Jim Gillespie appeared to have absolutely no talent in creating tension. This film is consistently suspenseful, and the ending still surprises me when I know what's coming."I Know What You Did Last Summer" has been compared to "Scream," which was also written by Kevin Williamson (this film was written before "Scream," but was only put to film after "Scream's" blockbuster success). Altogether they are different movies. "Scream" is a horror movie through and through; this is a suspense story with horror film elements.Because of the film's other successes (such as the aforementioned exploration of the characters' relationships post-trauma), I was going to give the film an 8 despite the suspense not being as high as some other films I have given the same rating. But the final scene is horrible. Not only does it not make sense, it completely abandons the credible mental stress that was present throughout the previous 90 minutes.Still, I highly recommend the film, even if you're not a slasher film fan.

Russ B (mx) wrote: 1/26/2017: Just an ok movie. Better than the previous installment though.

Jayakrishnan R (ag) wrote: 74%Saw this on 29/10/16This drama is well acted, but it doesn't get the treatment that it deserves. It shows the life of Ramanujan effectively, but fails to show why it is important or why his mathematics is relevant. It is not dull, but the relationship between the two leads feel like a bondage rather than a friendship.