Laura's expecting. Her husband, Steven's a loving guy but has little time for her. Her mom lives thousands of miles away. Forced to give up on her dreams, she's always been a bit edgy. A C-section drives her over the edge, making her see things in a different light. A creepy babysitter doesn't make things any better. She begins seeing things, trusts no one, as she goes into self-destruct mode.
- Stars:Elisabeth Shue, Steven Mackintosh, Kathleen Chalfant, Khandi Alexander, Anne Wolf, Blair Brown, Phillip V. Caruso, Matt Dickinson, Mia Dillon, Julian Gamble, Carolyn Gilroy, Jared Grimes, Marilyn Harris, Tim Hopper, Lisby Larson,
- Director:Isaac Webb,
- Writer:Isaac Webb
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First Born torrent reviews
(br) wrote: There are three standout elements for this film: the sheer presence of Pat Shortt, playing a happy-go-lucky, but lonely man-child, the verdant isolation of the setting in rural Ireland, and the unique small-town feeling, where you can be isolated and yet uncomfortably close at the same time. It is not difficult to see why the movie has attracted so much acclaim, especially the IFTAs. Not only does it capture my experience of rural Ireland, it also hit home on the attitudes and longings of myself and people I used to call friends. Coming as I have from a similar upbringing in the "otas," Minnesota and the Dakotas, I had to hand it to the writers and the director as far as the pacing and the dialogue. The story builds beautifully using several different "vignette" scenes as recurring motifs, which support the rise and fall of Josie's sense of belonging. Josie's pub visits, a random horse that he likes to stop off at to feed apples, a covered bench near an abandoned railway track where local teens congregate to drink and smoke, and others. This lends the film a lyrical and musical feeling. Pat Shortt, as the main character, is "fucking sound," as his young assistant David says in the film. From his taut, nervous smile, to his arrested waddle, to his frequent humble expressions, Shortt is authentic. Spoiler - the ending is not a surprise and it is not melodramatic. At the mid point of the film, we see one of Josie's pub mates drowning an unwanted litter of puppies in a river. You can literally see Josie's conscience grind behind his expression as it happens. When he returns to the river after an embarrassing police interrogation, and takes off his shoes and hat, you know what's going to happen. What could have gone off better are the buildup of Josie's disappointments - his past, his crush on a local cashier, perhaps more development of his relationship with David. However, the pacing is still intentionally a bit oppressive, in tune with Josie's psychic status. Although it clocks in at 85 minutes, quite brisk for a feature, you will feel like you've aged a little - but in a compassionate way. It is a warm embrace of abandoned memories and perhaps less fortunate people whom we risk leaving behind as we strive to grow and improve ourselves.
(es) wrote: An interesting slice of life and representation of a community. It's a slow, meditative film that is worth the watch if you happen upon it. I can't say I may ever have a reason to need or want to watch it again though.
(ca) wrote: i thought orlando bloom was in it, if he was i would want to see it
(fr) wrote: I just waisted two hours of my life.
(ca) wrote: Good for an hour but eventually succumbs to melodrama and clichs.
(nl) wrote: Highly kinetic martial arts film in terms of execution and framing that even the slower scenes look exhausting. Jet Li starred as the legendary Wong Fei Hung(previously played by Jackie Chan in "Drunken Master"), an herbalist/martial artist/patriot whose principles and nationalistic standpoint were caught off-guard by the sudden wave of American culture and western arrogance. The film, directed by Tsui Hark, portrayed the Chinese as highly gullible people who will never back out from a fight yet will consider alien words that describe America(such as 'Gold Mountain' and 'gold dusts in the rivers') as absolute truths. Yes, it's chief villain were basically Americans(with irritating voices and performances) but never the entirety of the country's mores. The root of the conflict was not mainly a cultural clash, nor a friction created by opposite viewpoints. "Once Upon a Time in China", although at certain times heading into something as close as that, is not a propaganda film. It's a film that rendered illegalities at its most chaotic, and how a country bound in simplicity such as 19th century China would respond to such: with utter defiance, and some kicks and punches on the side to further the point. There's no question about Jet Li's ability in fight sequences, but in his acting range, there sure is. I see him do flashy moves, repel fights, engage in some himself, rescue people, assist sick people with his herbal know-hows, but I never saw him do all of it as Master Wong. He goes through the more demanding scenes, actor-wise, with facial expressions that suggest indifference. We can't blame him. He's an action star. But I sure would have preferred it if he had brought some Jackie Chan-type enthusiasm into the character. The kicks landed perfectly, the punches were thrown with accuracy, I even felt the abundant patriotism in the air. But Wong Fei Hung, amid his highly impressive fight scenes and ballistic fingers(that match perfectly with some lead balls), is sorely missing both in presence and in character. And where's some drunken boxing?
(fr) wrote: Stretching the idea a bit too far. First one was nice, this was is saved ultimately by the emotional moments and the tragedy, but ultimately probably shouldn't have been made.
(de) wrote: A woman reads stories from a horror anthology called "Tales from the Quadead Zone" to her invisible son. Basically an ambitious home movie with some magic tricks used for special effects, this is just awful. Recommended above Chester Turner's other movie, BLACK DEVIL DOLL FROM HELL, only because you get to see different actors on different sets engaged in awkward pauses, rather than the same ones over and over. Another plus is Shirley Jones keeps her clothes on in this one.
(it) wrote: It still holds up today. In fact, it was ahead of its time. One of the first I saw featuring a long-term gay couple who have ups and downs like everybody else.
(jp) wrote: Not quite as bad as "Manos" or "Barn of the Blood Llamas", but "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians" had more scares!
(ru) wrote: A competent adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's coming-of-age vampire romance. Though still inferior to the Swedish adaptation, Matt Reeves's version is a stunning and heartfelt character-driven piece with strong performances from its central child duo, as well as Elias Koteas and Richard Jenkins.A personal gripe I have with this particular version is the more blatant depiction of the vampire child as biologically female, whereas the character is male in the book as well as the Swedish film. I'm not sure if such backstory was cut for pacing issues or to make the film more relatable to general audiences. Regardless, it's a mildly disappointing change from the LGBT representation in the original.
(ag) wrote: Revenge story. Some evil rich boy loses cherish girl because of what someone said and set a complex plot of revenge. Complex and long-term since it took 15 years to set it up correctly. Pretty good acting. Outlandish la Quentin Tarantino. Real-looking blood. Not likely to happen in real life, although similarly themed revenges are probably common.