Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius.

A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser torrent reviews

Carlos M (ag) wrote: The fact that it manages to be entertaining, especially in its first half, compensates for a flawed script that even comes up with a pathetic post-traumatic panic attack for our hero and never raises the stakes to make us believe that there is something to fear.

Choco D (nl) wrote: Great to watch if you want to learn from Barbie and just watch her but the rest is pretty boring.

Michael P (nl) wrote: Low budget movie with only a few good plot twists, other than that was rather boring.

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Douglas D (ca) wrote: Genius.I hope Waters' immortal.

Nathan W (ca) wrote: I must be one of the minority to review this movie this low because it really didn't do a lot for me, I get what the movie was about but I expected something exciting to happen, maybe my expectations were too high going into this, I dunno. I thought it was a decent watch however, it was a nice story.

Trevor C (nl) wrote: Even though the computer aspects are poorly done it was well put together for a low budget film.

Steve W (jp) wrote: A guilty pleasure B movie with Dolph Lundgren. He is the ultimate mine detector, and he must stop evil villains from using mines in Africa. Pretty decent action.

Alexander C (it) wrote: Could be worth watching. Will find and devour with my eyes!

James E (us) wrote: Trainspotting has a lot to answer for, some good and some bad. Heroin Chic (bad), British films that watch like a music video (very bad), 'A Life Less Ordinary' (quite bad), the re-emergence of Iggy Pop as rock 'n Roll maven (not bad), Robert Carlisle as leading man (hmmm...) and worst of all the near complete neglect of Small Faces as perhaps one of the best British films of the 1990's (very bad indeed). Not a biopic of the popular 60's beat combo, this is a film set too in Scotland, also featuring strong violence but mercifully light on inebriation. An altogether straighter affair then, with more rounded characterization, more coherent narrative and more tentatively handled cinematography than its drug-obsessed cousin. In other words Small Faces is the better film but not many people will tell you that because I doubt many people had the pleasure of watching it, so total was Trainspotting's domination of our cinemas in the mid 90's; the zeitgiest for a Generation obsessed with X . Which is a tragedy because Small Faces is 'coming of age' drama at its best. It primarily traces the trials and tribulations of a slightly obnoxious, but not unlikeably so, Lex MacLean (great name!) who has to contend with a dead father, his unhinged older brother Bobby who hasn't taken said death too well, a drunk uncle with designs on his 'Mam' and a rather personal vendetta against him courtesy of an uncannily accurate prank involving an air rifle and local gang leader Malky Johnsons' face ('Trainspotting's Kevin McKidd in an antithetical role to his Trainspotting turn). Things then start to get all the more political as Lex seeks protection from Malky's great nemesis the genuinely scary Charlie Sloan whose gang brother Bobby is already a member of. Along the way Lex's other brother Alan gets reluctantly dragged into proceedings but only on the side. He's more interested in art and the gorgeously voluptuous Laura. No, this is Lex's journey and it's from his point of view we are encouraged to see things. Choose Scottish movies about growing up in gritty urbanity, choose subtle and clever direction, choose acting with a degree of pathos, choose one of the best films of the 1990's, choose Small Faces.

Ben B (kr) wrote: A downright racist abomination, and a disgrace to mankind. In fact, giving it a half-star is being too kind.

Adam R (us) wrote: Well, now I know from whence the template all SyFy original movies follow came. Idiot local TV hostess Carrie (Kay Lenz) and dullard handyman Dan (Richard Hatch, not to be confused with the season one winner of "Survivor") are -- through wacky coincidences -- transported to an alternate dimension (not a "lost" universe) where medieval barbarism and advanced technology rule the land. After Carrie is kidnapped by the villainous, Sean Connery-in-"Zardoz"-resembling Kleel (John Saxon, making the most of a truly unfortunate role), the story more or less follows the trajectory most RPGs in an ancient land do. Dan takes up with the conniving comic relief thief (Peter O'Farrell); the stoic, magically knowledgeable Greenman (who might have been the inspiration for "Star Trek: The Next Generation's" Data) (Ray Charleson); and the brutish but kind-hearted Manbeast (think Hagrid with no speech capabilities) (Philip Van der Byl) to rescue Carrie from the nefarious Kleel. After many cloying, derivative action sequences, the team completes their mission (spoiler alert). To sum it up, "Prisoners of the Lost Universe" is standard adventure fare done poorly.

Miguel A (it) wrote: difcil no admirar a vontade quase punk que "Basket Case" demonstra ao atirar-se a um gnero exigente (o terror feito de criaturas deformadas), com uns poucos milhares de dlares na mo e uma equipa tcnica muito mais eficiente a fazer salpicar sangue do que nas animaes stop-motion. A verdade que "Basket Case" tem para contar uma fbula bizarra, que, mesmo sombra de todas as limitaes, sai dignificada por ter um princpio, um meio e um fim (quantos b-movies podem gabar-se do mesmo?). Assim at se perdoa todos os momentos em que o monstrinho de culto de Frank Henenlotter perde a graa e entra em modo puramente desleixado.

Dann M (kr) wrote: The goofball comedy Seems Like Old Times is poorly written and unfocused. After being abducted and forced to rob a bank Nick Gardenia seeks the help of his ex-wife, but things get complicated when her new husband is assigned to prosecute Nick's case. The story is poorly told and never seems to know where it's going. And despite have a strong cast that includes Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Charles Grodin, the comedy is weak and doesn't really work. Seems Like Old Times is a badly made film that doesn't deliver that many laughs.

Stuart K (it) wrote: Directed by Hy Averback (Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968) and The Great Bank Robbery (1969)) and written by Paul Mazursky and Larry Tucker (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)), this is a very silly hippie comedy, made at a time when Hollywood were trying to get to grips with flower power, and it makes light of excessive drug taking, which you couldn't do now. In Los Angeles, Jewish Lawyer Harold Fine (Peter Sellers) is henpecked and uptight, and about to get married to his longtime girlfriend Joyce (Joyce Van Patten), but Harold is worried about whether he can commit. But after encountering his hippie brother Herbie (David Arkin), he meets flower child Nancy (Leigh Taylor-Young), who makes pot brownies, which Harold, Joyce and his parents (Jo Van Fleet and Salem Ludwig) eat and get high off. After that, Harold walks out of his own wedding, and decides to join Nancy and her friends and become a hippie, and attempts to find himself with the aid of a Guru (Louis Gottlieb) on Venice Beach. Not all of this film works, and it was made when Sellers' career started to go into a slump, but he has fun with this film. By the time the film came out, Sellers had gone back to England, and wouldn't get a comeback until 1975. It's a good timepiece of Los Angeles when the hippies took over, even if it is dated now.

Chris B (kr) wrote: A very fun and unique documentary/expose on trickery and it covers a lot of ground with a wonderful and whimsical charm. The last work of the legendary Director and actor.

Brian B (kr) wrote: Many if not all shark movies are garbage. But Jaws is the movie which does the shark formula right. After a girl gets dragged under water, pieces of her wash up and people start investigating what happened only to find out that a man eating shark is in the water. This movie has so many memorable scenes and every time someone goes to a beach, people always do the music to annoy you. Jaws is a truly brilliant film which is often called one of the greatest American films ever made. AFI put it at number 56 in their list of the 100 greatest movies. This is a truly brilliant film and it's considered the first true summer blockbuster. Many of its scenes are highly iconic and some scenes left a permanent mark in movie history as we know it. The 3 characters who went to kill the shark all had terrific performances. This is one of those films that about every kid knows about. This movie is so quotable and I could recite many famous quotes from the movie. Even though the shark looks artificial and fake nowadays, there's no denying that the film had an enormous impact on cinema. This movie made everyone fear the water and it will likely be watched for many generations.

Eric B (gb) wrote: Very fun and cute movie! A great lesson to be learned from this movie! Really enjoyed it!