Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers' union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Sam finds Maya a willing listener, she's also attracted to him. Rosa resists, she has an ailing husband to consider. The workers try for public support; management intimidates workers to divide and conquer. Rosa and Maya as well as workers and management may be set to collide.
Phillip S (us) wrote: Ok, clearly grindhouse style with definite nods to Rodriguez and Quentin, but instead of being straight (lol) forward Israel Luna takes a roundabout way of executing the often muddled story. This could have been alot more coherent with a strict forward momentum or at least more clearly defined transitions. But, coherency aside it was a hot fun tranny mess. Think Kill Bill with trannies and sci-fi inspired weaponry.
Judge L (br) wrote: Wow did I pick some winners last night. This movie I got about 45 minutes into it before I had to turn it off and watch something else. I saw the 2nd Behind Enemy Lines while I was traveling in '07 and it was just good enough that it killed some time. I should have know better to turn this one off right when the WWE logo came up at the start. So many better "War" movies out there to watch..skip this one and watch on of them!
Lewis E (fr) wrote: (2.5 stars)A documentary delving into the now known sins of the Catholic Church. Definitely informs us to a greater extent of the sinister details than 'Spotlight' and it adequately identifies the individuals in the church who participated in the outrageous cover-up. However I found the structure and presentation bland and it's focus on one paedophile priest in particular somewhat obscured the large scope of the scandal.
Julie W (ca) wrote: Johnny Messner's character needs his own film. Everything I want in a cheesy animal horror flick.
Raelene L (es) wrote: This is most certainly not an ordinary crime film. This film is about the psychological effect that violence and crime has on individuals. Never have I seen a film that goes into such depth in analysing this. The main characters are atypical, and at times this can be uncomfortable, confrontational even. It must be that we are not used to such strong social realistic films like Noise. The production design was fantastic - some of those sets, the main ones being the caravan and the protagonist's home, were so brilliantly designed and decorated. The sound design was outstanding! Cinematography was brilliant. I thought the character development could've been better for Lavinia, otherwise the character plots were great. It's just a pity that these kinds of 'arthouse' films don't make the mark for Australian audiences, and therefore goes into the pile with the rest of box office flops in the country. Nevertheless, great film!
Fletcha V (fr) wrote: my favorite .. jenny is a fooland straight up real.... love it...
Steve D (fr) wrote: One of his best but still not great
Christophe T (br) wrote: assez ingal, mais marrant !
Greg W (de) wrote: just rewatched lately still holds up pretty good i would argue it's van damme's best movie
Mitchell B (gb) wrote: Once you get past the cheesiness, this is a great movie
Michael S (gb) wrote: I definitely need to watch this one a second time because it's so manic and fast paced I think parts of it went over my head. Still I enjoyed every minute of the movie and found it wildly entertaining and fascinating. Good ol Orson Welles.
Stefanos T (br) wrote: Fairly standard noir piece by director John Farrow. The plot is not interesting enough to make you keep watching but the nightmarish and hallucinatory qualities make it worth watching.
Tyler G (ca) wrote: Two hilarious people in an awful movie, couldn't finish it.
Carlos M (jp) wrote: Despite the cinematography in an unnecessary (but effective) black and white, this melancholy drama has quite a surprising sense of humor and characters who prove to be a lot more complex than we would give them credit for, with Dern and Squibb in fantastic performances.