Wings of Defeat is a feature-length documentary exploring the human experience of surviving kamikaze pilots. When director, Risa Morimoto, learned that her beloved uncle had trained as a kamikaze pilot in his youth but carried that secret to his grave, she decided to retrace his footsteps and ask surviving pilots about their provocative experiences. Sixty years later, survivors in their eighties tell us about their training, their mindsets, their experiences in a kamikaze cockpit and what it meant to survive when thousands of their fellow pilots crashed to their deaths. Their stories insist we set aside our preconceptions to relive their all too human experiences with them. Ultimately, they help us question what responsibilities a government at war has to its soldiers and to its people.
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Bruno V (jp) wrote: Good Belgium Comedy- Drama-movie ! Fun Dialogues with some great actors like Koen De Graeve , Evelien Bosmans and Ella Leyers...i only would have made a bit different ending . Fine
Jesse M (mx) wrote: It's funny, I had serious issue with the caricature depiction of Baptist Christians that plagued this film only to discover that a complaint hurled at the movie by the critics was that it featured caricature depictions of liberal arts' colleges. So we've already established that the depictions are caricatures on both sides. It's format even tells you when the climax is and it's dramatically weak. Seeking to fulfill living out the human experience, the movie depiction doesn't even feature one of the paramount aspects of the book: "The most important lesson of my life was that my life wasn't about me" (paraphrase). That's nowhere to be seen. This movie is all about the self-importance of how the characters feel with only Penny's character providing somewhat of a moral standing, and of course, that is drenched in the post-modern cliche of missions work of working with the poor being the highest good. Basically, this film is stupid. It's not without charm, but it's all about this self-seeking character who only helps other people because it gives him fulfillment in the human experience. For a movie that wants to be the new face of Christianity, it is markedly devoid of God or what His desire for us, and instead focuses on man and what we want for God.
Eric H (us) wrote: Werner Herzog takes what, under a lessor director, could have been a National Geographic TV special and elevates it to a glimpse into a simple society in Siberia that contrasts w/ our modern living, making you wonder about the meaning if it all. Also makes us look like pussies.
(it) wrote: Cast: Josh Hopkins, Samantha Mathis, Mary Beth Hurt, Rachel Kitson, Ian Merrill Peakes Director: Ben Hickernell Summary: Urbane Philadelphia ad man Will (Josh Hopkins) heads to small-town Lebanon for his father's funeral, and the road leads not only to closure but to a revelation when the 35-year-old meets his precocious teenage cousin, CJ (Rachel Kitson), and her winsome teacher, Vicki (Samantha Mathis). As his friendship with CJ deepens and his warmth for the married Vicki grows, Will comes to realize that life can't always be summed up in a catchphrase. My Thoughts: "The film was OK. The story is one we've seen before. I didn't like the camera work at all. There was too many very close, close ups. I also didn't like how half of the faces were sometimes on the screen or not at all. Besides that, I did find CJ's story the most interesting. I thought Rachel Kitson portrayed her character CJ very honestly. Her story in the film is quite heart breaking. Not everyone is going to like the outcome of her story. Will is trying to grieve a father he really didn't know because he was brought up to hate him by his mother. The scene with them at the cemetery was pivotal for Will. He gets to confront her and she comes off a bit selfish and only worried about herself and still not owning what she did to her son. I thought Josh Hopkins did a good job in his role. Not the best indie film I have seen, but surely not the worse one either."
Raymond C (gb) wrote: If you enjoy watching a film of prehistoric funny looking cell phones? Then this is the 16 years old humor flick for you!!! From a time before BRAD. Oh,the FURY?
Dylan K (br) wrote: i don't know what to say other than that i liked the characters and plot
David S (jp) wrote: A reasonable movie that has some entertainment. Though nothing fabulous. It is a very average movie.
Scott M (br) wrote: Nice twist for a popcorn movie.
Eric N (kr) wrote: I always thought this was one of the best of his movies, and i just recently saw the original version which is not dumbed down and cut to crap. It's awesome.It's a romantic comedy starring Jackie Chan! Light-hearted magical movie plus GREAT fights, the final one being one of the best one-on-ones ever! Very unconventional movie and you gotta respect it for that. It will surprise you.
Clinton D (es) wrote: Clints worst, barley watchable.
Dann M (es) wrote: Arlington Road is a daring and controversial political thriller that explores some provocative issues. When a college professor who teaches a course on domestic terrorism starts to suspect that his new neighbors may be part of a terrorist cell, the lives of his friends and family become endangered. Starring Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, and Hope Davis, the performances are especially strong. The writing is also quite impressive, and does a good job at developing the both the characters and the story arc. Additionally, the film asks some interesting questions about how the government combats terrorist. While the film does have some weak points, Arlington Road delivers a smart and compelling thriller.
Kenneth B (ru) wrote: Leprechaun has a camp charm and it is just about entertaining enough to offset its absurdity. It definitely contains the best (well only) pogo stick death scene that I have seen in film.
Daniele C (jp) wrote: The last masterpiece of "old Holliwood" and the first masterpiece of "new Holliwood".
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