Defenders of Riga
The film dramatizes November 11, 1919- a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence. A year after the end of the official hostilities of WWI, a renegade German general and troops remain outside the Latvian capital. Latvian riflemen, most of them inexperienced volunteers, somehow managed to defeat a larger, better-armed force of German and Russian mercenaries.
- Stars:Janis Reinis, Elita Klavina, Girts Krumins, Romualds Ancans, Girts Kesteris, Andris Keiss, Vilis Daudzins, Arturs Skrastins, Kestutis Jakstas, Ainars Ancevskis, Uldis Anze, Enriko Avots, Juris Bartkevics, Indra Brike, Paul Butkevich,
- Director:Aigars Grauba,
- Writer:Lisa Eichhorn, Lisa Eichhorn, Andrejs Ekis, Aigars Grauba, Valentin Jemeljanov, Andris Kolbergs (story), Valentin Yemelyannov
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(ru) wrote: The marriage of word and image is handled very well, and Branagh makes an excellent narrator, infusing Goebbels' words with the proper air of snobbery without stooping to snide caricature. You learn an awful lot about Goebbels: his early humiliations, his doubts about Hitler gradually transforming to worship, his loathing of Goering, his manic-depression, his increasing arrogance, and even his film critiques. A fascinating look at the man, and through his eyes, the rise and fall of the Reich.
(au) wrote: This was a pretty good adaptation of the graphic novel! I highly recommend the directors cut, because it has a brilliantly integrated comic of Tales of the black freighter! I can understand why some people don't appreciate it that much since its not the best version of the book, but, to each of his own!
(kr) wrote: best scotish film i would say
(kr) wrote: Ihan mahtava juoni kaikessa ylipituudessaan. Toimintakohtaukset on jo nerokkaita. Aasialeffojen krkipt, ei voi vitt vastaan.
(jp) wrote: I was quite hopeful that the franchise would return to its original routes especially since bringing back Kirsty Cotton, however my hopes were dashed! Again, Pinhead had very little screen time and the story presented just failed to deliver! I will say this; despite its flaws it was still considerably more engaging than many of the previous attempts!
(fr) wrote: what???!! i was young
(gb) wrote: very good but painful emotional
(it) wrote: lock up vs van damme!
(ca) wrote: Such an amazingly terrible Terminator ripoff that it's funny. Best line: "I'm not a lady, I'm an anthropologist!"
(ca) wrote: I'm embarrassed to admit I sat through the whole thing. Story is all over the place, direction is mediocre. Connery is very good, but he has nothing to work with in this broth-thin, overtold story of stories of stories. Brooke Adams is simply terrible. Completely unbelievable in a role that most actresses would have declined because it was not a role of anyone who could possibly be real. Sarandon is good for the material given him, as is Denholm Elliott. As much as I like these actors and admire the director, I am ashamed for them all.
(au) wrote: A Bogart-Bacall classic.Martinique in the Caribbean, 1940. France has fallen to Germany and theVichy French are now in charge of the island. An American, Harry Morgan(played by Humphrey Bogart) runs a charter boat and is determined tostay out of politics and not get involved in the war. However, thereare Free French sympathisers and agents who would dearly like his help.To make things more complicated, a beautiful American woman, Marie"Slim" Browning (played by Lauren Bacall) keeps drifting across hispath... An excellent drama, based on the Ernest Hemingway novel and directed byHoward Hawks. Solid, intriguing plot. Does resemble Casablanca at times- at one point I thought it was just Casablanca transported to theCaribbean - but ultimately differentiates itself quite well from thatother classic Bogart movie.Has the legendary Humphrey Bogart smoothness and coolness. LaurenBacall is great in her film debut - cool, beautiful, stylish anddoesn't take a backward step to Bogart. This would be the first of manycollaborations between the two. Moreover, they would marry a year afterthe movie was released...Cast also includes Hoagy Carmichael as the bar's singer / band- leader,Cricket.Only two negative aspects. One is the Eddie character - quite irritating attimes. Him and his flaws are necessary to the plot, however. WalterBrennan did a decent job playing him, but every time he appeared I lostsome interest in the scene.The other negative is that the Bogart-Bacall dialogue battles sometimesfelt overdone. There are some terrific quotes and word plays but it'sas if the writer or director didn't know when to stop. These are minor issues, however, in what is a fantastic movie.
(ag) wrote: Now this is how you make a movie about a dangerous virus strain and the team that is trying to find a cure. The movie starts with a number of quick scenes that establish how the virus originates and spreads, and also scenes that introduce our lead characters. I love how we establish things about the characters' personalities with nothing more than a few well-placed lines. For example, "That's the one order he actually intends to obey" is all that is needed to let us know that Dustin Hoffman is playing a rebel who is willing to break the rules in order to get the job done. There's definitely some gore in the film as we watch people die horrible deaths, but it's actually mild considering what could have been done in an R-rated film like this one (and I appreciate that.) My favorite part of any film like this one is watching the team as they use logic and deduction to figure out how to design a vaccine. The movie goes a little over-the-top in the climax because it not only has that scientific investigation stuff, but it also turns into an action movie. I have some logical problems with that entire final act, and I also struggle accepting how the time from exposure to death seems to vary for different people. Yet there's just so much high-quality storytelling and acting that I end up overlooking most of the flaws.Hoffman fully commits to his role, and gives some crazy speeches, but you can't deny his passion. Kevin Spacey is fun as the wise-cracking assistant, and Cuba Gooding Jr. is great as the recruit who is driven but still wet behind the ears. Rene Russo delivers my least favorite performance in the film, because she comes off as condescending and rude, but I think that's intended in the script to help us like Hoffman more. Morgan Freeman is always flawless, and absolutely nailed everything they asked him to do. However, for me, one of the real standout performances of the movie is delivered by Donald Sutherland. No one plays a furious villain quite like him. There were a number of other familiar faces in the movie, and I thought they all did well. Outbreak might just be the best film ever made about a viral epidemic. They did a superb job of balancing all the necessary aspects and making it fun to watch as well. There are some quips thrown in for a few laughs, there are genuine emotional moments, and there is a climax that (despite its logical shortcomings) is guaranteed to get your heart pounding. I was delighted to watch Outbreak again, and I think it's one film I just might want to own.
(it) wrote: This is my pick for an old movie to watch on a weekend night (or pre-Thanksgiving night, in my case). Sidney Poitier's "Detective Tibbs" is the impossible moral exemplar in a dark world unsure whether progressive politics can help urban communities out of the sad cycle pimps, drugs, and moral decay. I love the end scene when his family comes out in perfect Kennedy dress to escort him home to dinner.
(br) wrote: 7.5/10 Very sweet (too much I think), feel-good movie. Quite entertaining.