Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man
Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man is a 2006 documentary film about Thomas Sankara, former president of Burkina Faso. Sankara was known as "the African Che", and became famous in Africa due to his innovative ideas, his devastating humor, his spirit and his altruism. With a gun in one hand and Karl Marx's works in the other, Sankara became president at the age of 34 and served from 1983 to 1987. He immediately set out to shake the foundations of the country that he renamed from the French colonial Upper Volta to Burkina Faso, "Land of Upright Men." More than a classic biography, this film sheds light on the impact that this man and his politic made on Burkina Faso and Africa in general.
A documentary film about Thomas Sankara, former president of Burkina Faso. Sankara was known as "the African Che", and became famous in Africa due to his innovative ideas, his devastating humor, his spirit and his altruism. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(mx) wrote: "Social Nightmare": The First of Many Bad Movies!I decided to start my series of film analysis by writing about Social Nightmare! Social Nightmare is 2013 American mystery drama television film that was directed by Mark Quad and produced by Larry Rattner and premiered on the Lifetime Channel. The movie mentions a well-liked and excellent student who struggles to find the hacker who posted inappropriate photos and status updates on her online profile. What makes the movie not so great is that the twisted plot is so obvious. There will be spoilers throughout this review as I explain.Protagonist Catherine "Cat" Hardy (Kirsten Prout) is the cute, college bound, A-student with dreams of attending Brown with her best friend Emily Hargroves (Chloe Bridges). Emily is equally gifted, but settles in Cat's shadow such as college admissions and running for class president. Catherine "Cat" is also admired by her boyfriend Daniel (Brandon Smith). He has an autistic adopted sister named Joan. Joan is unaware of her adoption as her birth mother attempts contacting the family.Catherine "Cat" clearly is bright and determined. Her mom, Susan, (Daryl Hannah, who is best known for her role in the 1984 film Splash) is happy for her daughter, but is sad about the thought of her daughter leaving home.However, weird things start to happen as someone hacks into her computer and is posting all of her personal information, online. First, the yearbook pictures as Cat is a part of the organization with the school's camera. Second, they start harassing her best friends' families. Like this occurrence, Daniel's sister Joan noticed messages over her adoption and Emily found photographs of herself on a website for perverts. Cat is hurt when Emily received an acceptance letter from Yale University and devastated when Brown decides to drop her.Spoiler: Everyone thinks Cat is crazy, doctors places her on anti-depressant drugs, and she is suspended from school. After Cat feels better, she wonders about her missing phone. At the center of it all, she finds her phone in the house concealed in Susan's desk drawer. Cat goes into her mother's room and finds all kinds of incriminating evidence implying that Susan - Catherine's own mother - was the perpetrator all along (except for sending sexy pictures of Cat to everyone). Susan, admitting to her dirty deeds, cries about her miscarriages, failed marriage, and the fact that she doesn't want Cat to move away or Susan will commit suicide. Emily, who also figured out the truth, arrives to save Cat, but Susan hits Emily's head with a mirror and tries to strangle her. Cat calls 911 and the police arrests Susan. As the cop car drives off, Cat cries as Emily comforts her. However, the movie concludes happily with Cat going off to Brown with her best friend, Emily. As for her mother, Susan, she is living in a psychiatric ward. Despite, the dramatic events, Cat seems to have forgiven her mom and regularly talks to her on Skype. Overall, Cat's life is once again good.Just to note - one of the alternative titles is Mother and alternative DVD cover features Daryl Hannah's character with a butcher knife. I find the other name spoiling to the plot and the cover art misleading.Social Nightmare (or Mother) is not the best film, in my opinion. The plot was predictable, some parts had holes, and a few "students" looked as if they are out of college. However, this is Lifetime, for crying out loud, not to mention a production by The Asylum. I don't expect Academy Award nominee material. With that said, I give it a 6/10.
(br) wrote: I'm still thinking about this movie. Why its so bad and why I liked it. Maybe its the bizarre relationships Therese has (especially with Walter Koenig) or the Kung Fu montages. Maybe the bad acting..maybe the gross meat all over the place. Shes pretty hot too, in a deranged kind of way.
(es) wrote: High School Football movie. Terry O'Quinn from Lost (John Locke) plays the Coach and there are a lot of cliche things in the movie but they changed up the flow in a couple parts and it was refreshing. I will say Elvis Jackson was a bit unreasonably upset a lot which didn't make sense at times.
(nl) wrote: It's sweet, but dull; and its message is problematic and misguided.
(de) wrote: Over the top acting,lazy direction and stale jokes is what sums up baadshah
(es) wrote: Although I didn't have the highest hopes for Man Trouble, the fact that it featured Jack Nicholson brought be on board.It takes no time before Man Trouble gets awful and before the audience is likely to either fall asleep or turn the movie off because it is a truly dreadful film.Made by duo of legendary actor Jack Nicholson and Academy Award nominated director Bob Rafelson who have teamed up on various films in the past including the multiple Academy Award nominated counterculture film Five Easy Pieces, Man Trouble brings them back together for their fourth time. Luckily enough it is their last because it proves to be a dreadful effort in which neither of them really tried whatsoever. While Jack Nicholson gave an honest and powerful performance in Five Easy Pieces and Bob Rafelson tied the themes together with firm direction, neither of them do either of that here. Jack Nicholson's performance in Man Trouble is arguably one of the worst of his career because he puts literally nothing into the part. It's not one where he tries too hard and overdoes it, it's one where he tries too little and the viewer soon forgets that it is actually him in the film. Without his name, Man Trouble would be nothing and would have no luck reaching audiences because there is little else for it to benefit from. Yet with him audiences are likely to forget how much of a talented actor he is because of the fact that he integrates none of his Academy Award winning talents into the role where he isn't the slightest bit funny whatsoever. The film makes use of a half assed version of his stereotypical archetype without capitalising on the best elements of it, and Jack Nicholson doesn't have any energy or charisma for the part. Considering his standard for acting, this is seriously Golden Raspberry Award material which he was "lucky" enough to score a nomination for. So fans of Jack Nicholson had best not watch this because it is obviously one of the worst films of his career.And Bob Rafelson gives us no other reason why to watch Man Trouble. Adapting the film from Carole Eastman's script, the same woman who wrote the Academy Award nominated script to Five Easy Pieces, Bob Rafelson makes a lazy attempt to put atmosphere into the film. He harnesses music to emphasise the dark subject matter and the light gags, but none of it works. There is little way to save a script as cheap as the one in Man Trouble, and Bob Rafelson proves that he cannot do it even when working with Jack Nicholson. Man Trouble wants to be both a romantic comedy and a thriller at the same time by chartering in different directions and randomly changing the tone of the film at several points in the series. Viewers bearing witness to this are likely to simply ask the question "what is the point?". It is genuinely hard to watch Man Trouble because the comedic element of the film is poor due to it not being the slightest bit funny, and the romantic element of the film is poor because of the lack of chemistry between the two romantic leads. This is mostly the fault of Jack Nicholson because of how little he is willing to try in the film while Ellen Barkin is the one person actually taking the film seriously. Her performance isn't great, but she is the one person who has faith that Man Trouble could be any good and so she acts as such. Unfortunately, her charms and attractive elements are not enough to save Man Trouble from being anything but weak storytelling and poor comedy. Ellen Barkin's performance is the one thing keeping me from calling Man Trouble one of the worst films ever made, and that is the best thing she is able to do for the film.Lauren Tom was so goddamn annoying in Man Trouble because she could not shut up. Her brief screen time is one of the most memorable things about Man Trouble and one of the clearest reasons not to watch the film because her presence on screen is just truly dreadful. Her voice gets excessively annoying really fast and she keeps talking and talking until the person stuck in front of the TV wants to throw something at it. Man Trouble should be avoided at all costs if for nothing else then solely for the fact that that way viewers will never have to witness the unfunny annoyance of Lauren Tom's lack of comedic talent in Man Trouble.So basically, Man Trouble messes up in every area and there is not actually a single cast member who is able to save it. Jack Nicholson possibly could have if he was funny enough but the fact that he clearly cannot be stuffed is just sad. Ellen Barkin tries and gets a certain level of success, but she deserves a fellow cast member who is actually willing to make an effort in this film and a script that is not completely bereft of laughs and full of unsettling drama. The plot is just too generic and misplaced in Man Trouble for it to be genuinely any good, and the dialogue of the film does not give it any humour to justify calling itself a comedy. So I wouldn't think that viewers would have any reason to justify recommending this film to anyone, even the most die hard fans of Jack Nicholson because it might damage his reputation amongst them. All in all, there are almost no redeeming features in Man Trouble whatsoever.So despite the presence of Jack Nicholson, he gives a possibly career weakest performance in Man Trouble teaming up with Bob Rafelson in their worst collaboration which is completely unfunny and would be fully forgettable if not for how terrible it was, and despite Ellen Barkin's attempts to save the film it cannot stand on its own feet.
(ru) wrote: Typical 80's flick. Not great. Not bad. Just very 80's...
(mx) wrote: A fun movie for anyone in there 20's and possibly other ranges. Both leads do a great job of delivering dialogue in a well directed script. There are several fun moments in this movie that may come off as cheesy if you aren't fully invested. There is a lot of jumping around but it gives you the feel of hearing a friend telling a disjointed tale of his love life. The manic pixie dream girl character may be over done today, but this was one of the first movies that started things off. Definitely a cute watch, not technically a romance so don't let that turn you away.
(mx) wrote: They rarely make movies this good these days. This one is just about perfect across the board.
(gb) wrote: VERY misleading! They market it as a Danny Trejo movie when he's hardly even in it!
(gb) wrote: The first movie I ever remember making me cry. When Snoopy left Charlie Brown I felt like my heart was ripped out through my throat, but yay for happy endings! Despite my tears, love this one, and it shares a vhs tape with my 80s copy of The My Little Pony Movie so it got a lot of views by association.