5 Dolls for an August Moon
A group of friends get together in a remote Mediterranean island for a weekend of relaxation. Soon they start turning up dead one by one. The group gets together to determine the identity of the killer amongst them.
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Matt R (es) wrote: Imagine if Eraserhead, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and a dash of Plan 9 From Outer Space were combined into a surrealistic Christmas film. All with a sparse score by The Flaming Lips. It was pretty good, but some of the themes were far to simplistic for my liking, and it seemed like they were trying to hard to be abstract for the sake of being abstract. I might have to watch it a few more times before I can really tell how much I like this.
David E (kr) wrote: Odd, bizarre and weird. Aussies should stay away from making horror films.
Caitlin L (jp) wrote: They should have stopped at the original. Though it was interesting to see the intelligence of the dinosaurs compared to the humans.
Jason P (ag) wrote: Political, but not preachy. It made me want to learn more about the actual history of the film's events, as well as the contemporary events Cox was commenting on. very thought-provoking on many levels. Harris's performance is nearly flawless.
Chris H (nl) wrote: A gritty and realistic Vietnam War film.
Aj V (br) wrote: This movie is a perfect example of late 60s culture, it's very psychedelic, really goofy, and also tries to get across a message to its audience in the end. There are a lot of cameos of different famous people to look for in this movie as well. I liked this movie, it's fun.
Sergio R (au) wrote: Judy Holliday is wonderful! I can't imagine this film being so enjoyable with another lead actress.
Brett R (au) wrote: Really evil on some level -- as evil might apply to white collars, suits, and bad women. But there are no consequences. Instead, the movie makes a statement about competition. And that statement is that competition is good even when it leads people to become bad people. A decent premise IF there is redemption (none here). Simply put, I found the editing to be less art and more confusion than I like. And so, the movie left me on edge... but for the wrong reasons.
Ben L (es) wrote: The Book of Eli is a film that I had not heard good things about, so I just assumed it was going to be underwhelming. I was delighted to see that my expectations were way off. This is a very well-made movie with a cool premise. The movie takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where everything we consider mundane now is a highly-valued commodity. I loved how people would barter with the most ridiculous items (including some that I can?t imagine they?d actually have a use for in their society.) It was a well-established world, and most of the world-building wasn?t done with pointless exposition. You?d catch little things about what happened, but only in passing as a natural part of another conversation.Denzel Washington was great in the lead role. He has a quiet dignity that Eli needed, and also is believable as someone who could take out a gang of thugs. I always like a hero with a focused vision and a willingness to sacrifice everything for what he believes in. Then there is Gary Oldman, who is the guy you always want as your antagonist. He delivers a number of great speeches that make his character much more interesting than just a typical mustache-twirling bad guy. He is subdued early on and only goes over-the-top with his performance when the script calls for it. Mila Kunis is the other lead in the film. She?s kind of an enigma to me, because I can?t tell if she?s a bad actress or if she?s just not asked to do much. She doesn?t do anything to hurt The Book of Eli, but I?d also say she doesn?t add anything to it.The story was crafted very well, and the action sequences were superb. I loved some of the inventive methods the directors used to film the action, which made it stylized but still realistic. I enjoyed the slow build to the story, and how they used little surprises to keep you guessing at what happened next. There were some slight flaws in execution, and there are certainly some derivative elements to the story, but I still liked it quite a bit. The rest of this review will have to focus on spoilers, if you don?t want anything spoiled then stop reading here. I knew both of the big spoilers in this movie before watching and I didn?t feel it hurt the experience at all, but it still might play better if you don?t know.The first big reveal is that the most valued commodity for Eli and Carnegie is the Bible. I thought that was a brilliant move, because it meant different things to both of the characters, just as it does in our day and age. Some use it to enlighten or guide their own path, and some use it to manipulate and control others. This theme that religion can be the ultimate power was a fascinating way to take the story, and I loved it. However, I didn?t love that Eli had the entire book memorized verbatim. It pushed the believability a bit far, because it seems daunting even for someone with an eidetic memory. This makes it seem like his abilities are supernatural, but perhaps that fits the intended narrative since he started his journey based on a religious vision, and seemed to have divine intervention protecting him from death.The final big reveal is Eli?s blindness. This one I had a much more difficult time accepting. It works as a plot point, so they can give the book to Carnegie without actually giving it to him, but it wasn?t set up well enough. I thought they were fighting so hard to NOT reveal it that they almost made it impossible to be true. The way he looks around in early scenes doesn?t jive with a typical blind person. The way he can fight is similar to a superhero like Daredevil, which seemed a bit far-fetched. I appreciated the hints, like his heightened sense of smell, but it just seems like something we couldn?t possibly figure out without them telling us at the end. That minor quibble aside, The Book of Eli is still a strong movie and one I?ll try to watch again soon.
Sean G (ru) wrote: A very entertaining family drama written by Jim Rash (Dean Dean Pelton from Community) Features 2 great performances by Toni Colette and Steve Carrell.
EllenRebekah A (ag) wrote: I would have given it five stars, until the last lines. There were a lot of great moments, mostly with Grandad and the kids. There were a lot of not great moments, but I know they reflect reality for many. And there was forgiveness and growth in general. (Though i still have concerns for the kids involved in film and what they are exposed to. But as the film has the idea that "none of it matters," indeed, why ultimately does it matter what they are exposed to?) But that last half star is my other soap box I supposed. Abi speak wonderfully about how they have been ridiculous and they are sorry, so now they'll act like adults. Is the adult thing not to work on reconciling their marriage? If they can work together as partners in parenting, can the writers perhaps seem a possibility of them keeping their family together? Still, well cast and greatly acted.
Greg S (mx) wrote: Mild-mannered accountant Bill Blake heads West, shoots a man because he's in the wrong place at the wrong time, and flees to the wilderness where he's befriended by an Indian named Nobody who believes he is the poet William Blake. Strange, mystical Western that never exactly turns surreal but always feels like a dream; the once-in-a-lifetime cast of Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Robert Mitchum, Gabriel Byrne, John Hurt, Lance Henrikson, Crispin Glover, Billy Bob Thornton and Iggy Pop is reason enough to watch it.