Based on Paco Roca's comic of the same title (2008 Spanish National Comic Prize), WRINKLES is a 2D animated feature-length film for an adult audience. Wrinkles portrays the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two aged gentlemen shut away in a care home. Recent arrival Emilio, in the early stages of Alzheimer, is helped by Miguel and colleagues to avoid ending up on the feared top floor of the care home, also known as the lost causes or "assisted" floor. Their wild plan infuses their otherwise tedious day-to-day with humor and tenderness, because although for some their lives are coming to an end, for them it is just a new beginning.
TonyPolito (ag) wrote: An interesting and admirable man, an amazing accomplishment - but mediocre cinema. It's a true pleasure to gander at these vast topiary gardens which are truly artistic, original and abstract, revealing a truly innate talent and an immense labor-of-love. Even more of a pleasure when it is revealed that Pearl's had no formal training, used no reference materials and gathered all the raw material for free from the 'scrap heaps' of local nurseries. But by twenty-five minutes in, when the directors slow down on eyeballing the gardens and instead waste celluloid visiting the soda-can factory where Pearl works, it's clear they're going to lose all sense of focus. There's endless off-point babbling praise (albeit well earned) by everyone and anyone: the pastor of Pearl's church, the good-ol-boy that runs the Chamber of Commerce (feet up on his desk), art professors from neighboring small colleges. At thirty minutes in, the viewer follows Pearl to the local Waffle House to learn EXACTLY how he likes his eggs and toast. Most viewers will be wanting to see far more topiary and Pearl (who's probably even more interesting than this film reveals) - and far less of such talking heads and irrelevant content. It is unfortunate that the filmmakers didn't just focus the camera far more on the man and his product, let him show his work, explain his accomplishments, tell his own story. Also unfortunate is that the film continually drives home the point that all this was accomplished by 'a black man,' 'the son of sharecropper' and so forth - as if such people should normally be expected to be less able of outstanding accomplishment. RECOMMENDATION: Google up pictures and websites to satisfy your curiosity - then use your time to watch other films.
Aleksandra L (es) wrote: ihan paras todiste taas koivusalon huonosta mausta ja tyylitajuttomuudesta. musiikkia se ei onneks onnistunu pilaamaan :(
Shawn M (fr) wrote: The movie that started it all for the greatest man in the industry today, Robert Rodriguez. After seeing this film, watching the making of and reading the book; this is truly how a film should be approached and made.
u (it) wrote: This movie definitely had Pedro Almodovar's flare feeling into it. However, this definitely was Pedro's great start for his acclaimed movies in late 90's and early 2000s.
Andr D (it) wrote: "Tristana" es la hermana menor de "Viridiana". Una historia de Benito Perez Galdos apropiada por el director Luis Bunuel, para convertirla en una experiencia inolvidable, hipnotica y recurrente como los suenos.
Dyron W (fr) wrote: It may get a chuckle or two but Cop Out ultimately lives up to its title.
Jonathan W (br) wrote: This oddity from legendary director David Cronenberg isn't for everyone. In fact, it isn't for most people. The pace is extremely slow, the characters are cold and unsympathetic, and the dialogue is bizarre. Despite all this, there is still something fascinating about Eric Packer's trip across Manhattan. Pattinson is perfectly cast as the soulless, predatory young billionaire. The emotionless, monotone delivery that he is know for thanks to Twilight works in his favor this time around. If you can keep an open mind and accept the strange world that Cronenberg creates, you might find this to be an intriguing analysis of the "one percent."
Luia A (it) wrote: Not memorable but good story
Andrea M (fr) wrote: I'm getting too old for this shit.
Jaime C (br) wrote: So much potential, just fell very short.
David M (au) wrote: Based on Homer's The Iliad, this is an epic re-telling of the legend of the sack of that city - a legend that, for years, scholars believed to be just that until they discovered the remains on the city.While perhaps overly long, this has some nice battle scenes, particularly in the initial beach landing (like a bronze age 'Saving Private Ryan' D-Day) and in the Achilles Vs Hector duel. it's just a pity that I found Brad Pitt's Achilles difficult to warm to, while Orlando Bloom seems very effeminate as Paris and Diane Kruger slightly miscast as Helen of Troy. On the other hand, Eric Bana is good as Hector as is Sean Bean as Odysseus, while Brian Cox makes a suitable Agamemnon.Finally, this version takes the 'wooden horse' of the legend literally!