A Dirty Carnival
Byung-du is a 29-year-old career criminal, working for the middle-rank enforcer Sang-chul. Burdened with a terminally ill mother and taking care of younger siblings, Byung-du is feeling financial pressure as a substitute patriarch. When the big boss President Hwang is cornered by a corrupt prosecutor, Byung-du volunteers for a whack job and wins the big man's trust.
- Stars:Chun Ho-jin, In-jae Heo, Ku Jin, In-seong Jo, Byeong-chun Kim, Yun-Hee Kim, Tae-won Kwon, Bo-young Lee, Jong-hyeok Lee, Sang-yi Lee, Min Nam-koong, Jin-ah Yoo, Je-mun Yun,
- Country:South Korea
- Director:Ha Yoo,
- Writer:Ha Yoo
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(ca) wrote: *** This review may contain spoilers ***GravyTrain is a retro (think 70's) style indie Canadian comedy by the same twosome, April Mullen and Tim Doiron, who made the other indie gem Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser.The film centers around Gypsy Creeks #1 cop Charles "Chuck" GravyTrain (played by Doiron) and his new partner Ms. Uma Booma (played by Mullen), as they go on the hunt in and around Gypsy Creek, for the elusive Jimmy Fish Eyes, who had killed Chuck's father several years before. Of course several obstacles seem to get in the way of catching the elusive killer, including the fact that many of the potential leads, themselves end up victims of The Fish, begging the question "Where's the Fish?" (or even moreso "Who IS the Fish?")The film also had a beautiful aesthetic about it, both in sound and cinematography. Beginning with its look in the way in which it was shot (using Red One camera technology) amplifying, the sharp detail of, for example, the black and white in the opening sequence, to the funky, grainy retro feel of the soft pastel colours in the clothing and decor, to the kaleidoscopic FX in Chuck's psychedelic dream trip.GravyTrain was alive with beautifully contrasting visuals, the essence of which was not lost on this amateur photographer. And the selection of groovy tunes from the day helped to compliment the overall "I'm there baby" feel.Personally, I found GravyTrain, to be a hoot!A slapstick, tongue-in-cheek comedy, which, much like the actors there in, doesn't take itself too seriously. Some parts had me laughing hard, even to tears with the unexpected one liners and outlandish scenes.And, is it just me, or is there still "a mystery" surrounding the "shadowy figure" in the shadows at the Devil's Pitch Fork bar? We never did find out who he is/was! I can surely see this having a sequel or more in the genre.I loved the original, trippy, campy, silly nature of GravyTrain, tied together by the plot and whodunit mystery, which kept me guessing right until the "big catch".
(au) wrote: If you have read the book, you might be a "little" disappointed, but Ken'ichi Matsuyama acts like he's the real Toru Watanabe and makes this movie more challenging to watch.
(us) wrote: Very worthy and well made and all that, just not very interesting unfortunately. Disappointing.
(jp) wrote: If there's something true about Reygadas, is that he's got enormous balls. He does not give a f*ck about the opinions of immature, soulless and superficial people stating that his films are tedious, empty and pretentious attempts of moviemaking. Also, he challenges our preconceptions of the terms "beauty" and "blasphemy". Rather than criticizing the religiose customs of Mexico (I've walked over the majority of the filming locations of Batalla en el Cielo and seen the shown truths here with my own eyes), he states the futility of them. Still, my only complaints are the performances and a couple of unnecessary shots. Seriously, Reygadas has acquired ten times more the hatred Owe Boll has, especially by Mexican audiences. I'm not proud about the national cinema industry, and what it hurts the most is that so scarce support towards the industry has molded the shameful mentality of audiences nationwide. About foreign viewers, this type of superior cinema simply goes beyond their mental capacities... Ha ha ha!!! 96/100
(ca) wrote: One of those typical 1990's action movies: somebody gets killed, friend attempts to find whoever did it, some fighting (for a change no loving) and without too much effort and suspiciously cooperative (random) strangers.Any other movie like this would've lost me after 2 minutes of watching, but it's the Kenpo that kept me watching. Just because I practise it myself. It's also the one thing that saves the movie <3
(es) wrote: TV MOVIE. Campy funny movie about a fat girl who takes revenge on all her tormentors. Scripted by Joan Rivers. ABC 11/6/1973
(au) wrote: The worst Best of the Best and thankfully the last. They really tried to turn this into a die hard series only with shitty actors and no real plot. Philip Rhee is the only thing that makes this watchable and Tobin Bell aka. Jigsaw from the saw series is awful. Erinie ( I need a paycheck) Hudson is laugh out loud terrible in this. Only watch for a fun night of cinema torture or if you need to complete your collection.
(de) wrote: Though it often seems a little long even for its brief seventy-three minute running time, this dramatic film noir, directed by the hugely talented (and economical) Robert Wise, has moments of intensity and melodrama that make it very much worth the time. The film is set up to pretty much unravel in real time, specifically over the course of about an hour, and it centers itself around a boxer who finds out too late that he was supposed to throw a match for the benefit of a big time gangster's wallet. But he finds out in enough time, and his dignity gets the best of him, and that's where the film gets interesting- and actually quite brutal. As it turns out, for almost every minute of the film, Bill "Stoker" Thompson (Robert Ryan) takes a beating. He takes it in the ring and out, in his love life, by his manager, from a group of gangsters. By the end of the picture he has to literally crawl home to his wife. But the film raises some interesting questions about how much of a beating it requires to live straightly in such a crooked world. Thompson seemingly does everything right, morally, and yet he barely survives the hour. Most boxing films portray their fighters as animals, roughnecks, brutes on the edge of town. But in one of the movie's most telling scenes, the locker room in back of the boxing ring is filled with hope and camaraderie as the boxers pump each other up, give each other hope. Yes, 'The Set-Up' is a movie "about" boxing, but don't let that facade fool you; it is every bit a scrutiny on the way all of us live our lives, and a study on what it means to be clean.
(de) wrote: It's always interesting to go back and watch a renowned actor in one of their earliest breakthrough roles and see them as a character that you're totally not used to seeing them play; such is the case with "Street Smart", where Morgan Freeman delivers his first Oscar-nominated performance as a psychotic pimp named "Fast Black"! The film has a very clever premise, involving a journalist who finds fame from writing a totally fictitious magazine article about a pimp, only to have it come back to bite him when people start to believe that a real pimp on trial for murder was the actual subject of its story. It's a very interesting study of the devastating effects of media fabrication, but the story is full of holes and implausibilities, and the film is much more convincing when it focuses on the sleazy Times Square world of pimps and hookers than when it focuses on the world of journalism; Christopher Reeve, God rest his soul, was always a bit of a bland actor when he wasn't playing Superman, and even Clark Kent seemed like a more believable reporter than the character he's playing here. However, "Street Smart" contains a lot of sections that are full of great energy and life, and Morgan Freeman just transcends the movie to another level whenever he's onscreen; he's able to make his character jump convincingly from charming to terrifying in the blink of an eye, and makes one hope that Mr. Freeman will get the chance to showcase his range in another great villainous role someday.