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Arnold K (au) wrote: Great concert movie Kevin is funny as hell,gotta watch out for bum bumps lol
Denise P (it) wrote: Darkly funny, brilliantly irreverent and beneath it all charming to a fault, Bad Teacher takes the simple concept of teaching to an unrestrained level of raunchy but feel-good fun, and it benefits from incredibly enjoyable performances from an esteemed supporting cast, but triumphs due to the charmingly witty Cameron Diaz in irresistible form.
Sarah B (kr) wrote: While this film is more of a very dark drama than horror, it delivers genuine chills, the atmosphere and emotional drama will stick with you.
Ryan S (ca) wrote: One of the most disturbing Movies i've ever seen, but oddly well acted and high quality. It's a very dark and nail biting film, but a very entertaining flick none the less.
Arlene S (us) wrote: This was awesome. And so ends the impromptu Ethan Hawke/Richard Linklater film festival that I started on Saturday.
Joelle K (de) wrote: Luchini puant, Gilain toujours aussi mauvaise, mais Auteuil brillant et tout le reste la hauteur, donc un bon film malgr tout. :)
Carlos I (au) wrote: Pretty rad little film noir. Great score and buildup of tension. I found it really hard to care for Ward, as she was such a weasel, but I guess that's what makes for some of the best noir; untrustworthy dames.
Van R (gb) wrote: Although Ernst Hemingway chose Ingrid Bergman and Gary Cooper as the leads in director Sam Wood's cinematic adaptation of "For Whom the Bell Tolls," the novelist hated the movie because the repressive Hollywood Production Code Administration made Paramount Pictures excise virtually all of the political content of "Stagecoach" scenarist Dudley Nichols' script. Indeed, what the Production Code did was to remove anything derogatory about General Franco's regime, ruling in Spain at that point, that Cooper and his Nationalist resistance compatriots sought to defeat. This was certainly not the first movie that had its plot eviscerated. The 1938 Spanish Civil War movie "Blockade" with Henry Fonda has suffered a similar fate. It was obvious which side was right and which side was wrong, but the Code prevented them from identifying them by name."For Whom the Bell Tolls" takes place in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War as the protagonist, American teacher-turned-Republican soldier Robert Jordan, blasts a Nationalist troop train to smithereens. Enemy soldiers swarm after Jordan (Gary Cooper of "Sergeant York") and his friend Kashkin (Feodor Fedorovich Chaliapin Jr. of "Mission to Moscow") and wound the latter. Kashkin holds Jordan to his promise to kill him because he refuses be captured. Nobody wants to fall into the savage hands of the Republicans. This form of mercy killing is a rule of thumb among the Republican. Nevertheless, Jordan hates having to kill Kaskhin and calls it "murder." Meantime, Jordan escapes to Madrid to rendezvous with Republican General Golz (Leo Bulgakov of "This Land is Mine") briefs him on a new mission to dynamite an important bridge at the same time that the Republicans launch a surprise air assault. Jordan has three days to prepare.An older Spanish guide Anselmo (Vladimir Sokoloff of "Scarlet Street") leads our hero to the bridge spanning a gorge and then escorts him to a Nationalist outpost in a mountain cave not far from the structure. A small band of guerrilla fighters and Gypsy refugees take orders from Pablo (Akim Tamiroff of "Union Pacific") and his fire breathing wife Pilar. According to his wife, Pablo has lost his nerve and she supervises their exploits. Pilar (Katina Paxinou of "Confidential Agent") has nothing but contempt for her cowardly drunkard of a husband. Robert conceals the explosive in the cave and gets to know his new companions, among them a carefree gypsy Rafael (Mikhail Rasumny of "Comrade X"); Primitivo (Victor Varconi of "Strange Cargo"); Andres (Eric Feldary of "Cloak and Dagger"), Fernando (Fortunio Bonanova of "Citizen Kane"), and young Maria, (Ingrid Bergman of "Casablanca"), a Spanish refugee that the Nationalists raped after they shot her parents. Palo and his men rescued Maria from a prison train. Robert needs Pablo's assistance to blow up the bridge. Pablo, worried about a Nationalist reprisal, gives Jordan the cold shoulder.Meanwhile, Pilar warns Jordan that Pablo cannot be trusted. Pablo is not happy since Pilar has assumed command of his men and behaves in a suspicious manner. Later, Fernando reveals that he left camp to be with his wife in the city. He eavesdropped on loquacious Nationalists chatting about gossip of a possible Republican attack on the bridge. Pilar, Maria and Robert climb through the mountains to meet the rebel El Sordo (Joseph Calleia of "The Gorilla"), a renegade gypsy, who agrees to steal the horses they need to escape after the bridge is destroyed. Gradually, over a three day interval, Jordan and Maria become lovers. Eventually, Maria tells him that the Nationalist soldier abused her. Mind you, Nichols could not use the word 'rape' in 1943, and Jordan doesn't want to hear about the details. A snowstorm has everybody worried that Nationalist patrols may spot the tracks of El Sordo's stolen horses and follow them to the cave. Pablo's drunken behavior prompts the others send him into exile.After Pablo's departure, Pilar reveals that Pablo has not always yellow. When the war began, Pablo proved himself a courageous leader. Organizing the citizens against a Nationalist attack, Pablo helped save their town. He blew up the wall around the city hall where the Nationalists had been cornered and decided not to give up. Pablo forced these city officials to face the wrath of the citizens. These men brave a gauntlet before the enraged citizens hurl them off a high cliff to their deaths.The savagery of his countrymen sickens Pablo and refuses to participate in the fighting. Later, Pablo shows up at the cave with a change of heart and agrees to support Jordan's mission to blow the bridge. The next day, Robert has to shoot a Nationalist cavalryman who rides too close to the cave. A patrol rides up and El Sordo's gang diverts them from Jordan and company. El Sordo and his men take refuge in a mountain outpost and fight until fighter planes wipe them out. Meanwhile, the treacherous Pablo sabotages Jordan's equipment. Anselmo warns Jordan that Nationalist troops are fortifying the bridge. Robert fears that the Nationalists know of the Republican surprise attack. He dispatches Andres on a hopeless mission behind enemy lines with a message for Golz to cancel the offensive. During the night, Jordan and Maria make love. Before dawn, Pilar uncovers Pablo's treachery, and Robert rigs up make-shift detonators from hand grenade. As Jordan is placing the dynamite, a Nationalist armored column trundles into view. The bridge is destroyed, but Anselmo dies in the blast. As Jordan and company escape, the soldiers open fire and a shell knocks Jordan off his horse and he breaks his leg. Jordan convinces Maria to leave with Pillar and Pablo and dies when the soldiers rush him.Director Sam Wood paces the action so that he can tell several stories at once and he generates considerable suspense and tension in the final quarter hour of this epic. The legendary production designer William Cameron Menzies created the fake bridge over the gorge. Composer Victor Young's score is wonderfully evocative.
Jesse O (ru) wrote: This is not important, but the last film I watched before this was a repeat, The Devil's Rejects, so that's why there was no review. I've reviewed The Devil's Rejects on here and, seeing as it's one of my older reviews, I'm pretty sure that it'd be embarrassing to look back on it as it's probably even more poorly written than my current reviews. Moving on to this film, however. Olivia Williams is an excellent actress. I think it's been obvious for a long time that she's a great actress. So, unless you're outright stupid, then it's fairly difficult to make her look bad. Well that is until this movie. Well, it's not that she looks terrible or anything of the sort, but she doesn't look as good as talented as I know she is in this movie. Whether that is her heart simply not being into this movie, the scripting or just the way her performance was edited together, she just doesn't seem to be as good. I think it's a combination of all three honestly as I don't think that Olivia was truly into this as much as some of her other roles. And the mark of a truly great actor/actress is the fact that they'll give it their all no matter what and I don't believe that Olivia truly did give it her all. Maybe she didn't believe in the project and just did it for a paycheck. Can't say that I blame her, the film really is quite poorly scripted. This is every 'family moves in to new house that ends up being haunted' horror film you have ever seen. There's just one exception. Usually, in the best of these films, they actually attempt to have some scares. You can't say about this film. It mostly wants to rely on the creepy atmosphere of an old Victorian mansion. I don't think the film, honestly, really even tries to have some scares. It's just slowly treading water before getting to its climax, which is a slight improvement over everything that came before it, but it's simply too late by this point to make any substantial impact in the quality of the film. There's just honestly nothing going on here that would warrant the film going as long as it did. It's slow, plodding and uninteresting. I don't wanna say the acting is poor, but it is no good. No one looks like they really want to be there doing what they're doing. And when the actors don't care, why should you, the viewing audience, care about what happens. The ending itself is actually pretty good, even if it's not particularly clever or unique. This isn't what I would call infuriatingly bad. But it literally offers nothing that you haven't seen done better elsewhere. May I suggest The Others, for example. It's a movie with a similar style and it actually attempts to be scary and it's surprisingly effective at it as well. This is a bad movie that has no reason to exist.
Allan C (gb) wrote: Neither version is good. Fun to make fun of.
Brian S (ru) wrote: Based on the Agatha Christie novel "And Then There Were Now", Identity is a solid, well acted, well developed and especially disturbing movie, with a big twist near the end that I really wasn't expecting. It's a suspenseful, very atmospheric and mysterious movie, you may predict some of the stuff or not, but still, in general, it's a good psychological thriller. Recommended !!
Gary B (kr) wrote: Early Mel Gibson flick which shows him playing a 'simple' fella in tight shorts falling for an older woman. Ticked all my boxes and passed an afternoon.