1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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Carlos D (ag) wrote: it is sad to see how the same system that is protecting us could also,at the same time,be the one accepting bribes and getting charges for racketeering and other federal felonies....it is also scary to know the statistics about juvenile incarceration.
David R (gb) wrote: Lovely. A bit stilted but very aesthetic.
stefn birgir s (fr) wrote: John Cusack stars as the guy who stood up (well, he was being beaten) Hitler. Causing him to abandon art and move over to politics.
Steve B (br) wrote: "What's the biggest problem in today's kitchen?" Food of course!
Sean D (au) wrote: Vampire in Brooklyn is one of Wes Craven's weakest films ever made and it's obvious why. Wes Craven attempted to go for comedy mixed in with horror and where the few bits comedy are the film is great, but that's the problem, there isn't enough comedy. Our vampire played by random ass Eddie Murphy is too overtly serious. And that kills the premise of thr film. He's more interested in this being a slasher film and raising the body count rather than get his point across in a hillarious way. The scene with the priest is absolutely the golden gem highlight of the film. Earlier yesterday, at the beginning of the day long before I watched this film, I watched the two Blacula films. It was easy to make comparisons and contrasts to those films. Just the fact that he was killed Blacula seemed like a joke in itself and that it was going to be a comedy, boy was I sadly misfskened. If you were to go back to see my rating on those films, I found the 2nd one slightly better than the first.I was elated to find out that there may have been elements passed on from Blacula to this film but this film didn't attempt to be like. The plot is confusing as all hell, the beginning alone will make you lost throughout the film if you pay attention. There isn't really a score. The acting is great, you have a lot of unknowns, but then you have amazing people like Angela Bassett and Eddie Murphy. Like I said, the film is decent but still worth a watch, so check it out.
Corey P (fr) wrote: Let me start by saying that Quentin Tarantino you are a genius. This movie's dialogue is gold. I don't care what Quentin Tarantino's haters think but no other director can match Tarantino with his character building. So the movie takes place in an abandoned factory the whole movie but you feel so connected to each character. I swear it's like I'm watching a live play or something... only complaint I have bout the film is why did Mr.Pink have to die he was my favorite character.
Eric V (de) wrote: Those who lack the ability to appreciate what is easily one of the finest scripts of the 1980's will likely post negative reviews. I hold to the opinion that this is and will be remembered as one of the all-time greatest romantic hits of a generation known for multi-layered writing and excellent acting. I am pleased by this movie and its effects every time I watch it.
Matthew N (au) wrote: Cult movie riding that fine line of inactive cheese and camp atmosphere
Sam A (br) wrote: Certainly one of Hitchcock's lesser works, Torn Curtain is still quite enjoyable if not just for the performances. Coming of her success in Mary Poppins in 1964 and The Sound of Music in 1965, Julie Andrews fascinated me in this role simply because I have never seen her do anything like it. The German supporting cast was also pretty good with strong supporting characters like Countess Luchinska played by Lila Kedrova (who is actually French/Russian) and Professor Lindt played by Ludwig Donath. It's shortcomings however are a suspect script with somewhat flat dialogue and editing that is not quite as sharp as I would have liked it to have been. Having said this Hitchcock still utilises his skills as a master of suspense with a couple of excellent scenes, one a scene in which a us is slowly catching up to the escapees Andrews and Paul Newman that will give away their escape and another in a ballet as Newman and Andrews try to evade police after a ballerina on stage recognises them. Despite his career declining from here, Hitch still had that flair for popular, commercial film making with Torn Curtain.
Matt C (de) wrote: It's a cliche but they just don't make them like this any more. One of the best films produced by this country.
John A (us) wrote: In 1955 Hitchcock had done the unexpected by releasing a dark comedy. This quirky mystery surrounds the dead body of a man called Harry, & follows a small group of people disposing the body. A tremendously written piece, that features great performances, an excellent comedic tone & an excellent lighthearted quirky styled score by Bernard Herman. This unexpected film from the master of suspense is an extremely well made piece of classic cinema, that should not be overlooked. A mixture of dark comedy & romance done in a great way.
Jason J (us) wrote: Brilliant war movie with Audie Murphy playing himself in a story based on his own life during WW2.
Armando G (ca) wrote: I always like to include a silent film in my Shocktober viewing since they can be as spooky and scary as modern horror films. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is maybe the most visually interesting movie I've ever seen and is certainly one of the eeriest films I've seen. The first time I saw this movie was in a film history class in college. I found it strange and creepy then and I still do now. It influenced the look and style of later horror and fantasy films both in Germany and abroad throughout the rest of the silent era and into the early sound era though no film would quite match its extreme visual distortions. Those films would of course influence later horror films and so forth until the present.Directed by Robert Wiene in 1920, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the prime example of German Expressionism in film, a visual style in which characters and settings are distorted and out of joint. The film is set in a town on a pointy hill covered with sharp angular houses; it is obviously a painting on a backdrop, and we are meant to know so. Doors are triangular and slanted, windows resemble rhombuses, zigzag lines are meant to represent grass, and chimneys are tilted. There is not a single aspect of any set that is not distorted in some way. The movie begins with an old man and young man sitting on a bench outdoors. The old man tells the young man that the world is full of spirits. The young man, Francis, then tells him his own story of how he came to lose his fianc. The mysterious and sinister looking Dr. Caligari (who with his top hat, cane, and stout figure resembles the Batman villain, the Penguin) applies for a permit to showcase his somnambulist, Cesare, who has been asleep all 23 years that he has been alive. Caligari awakens Cesare from a coffin (or cabinet) before a crowd touting that Cesare, who wears all black and has a very pale face, knows the answer to any question. A friend of Francis's asks when he will die. The somnambulist replies...before the next morning. The prediction comes true; the friend is murdered. Caligari has total control over the somnambulist and uses him to carry out murder and other sinister acts. When Cesare abducts Francis's fianc from her bed I was reminded of the scene in King Kong where Kong picks Fay Wray out of her room and carries her away. As Francis follows Caligari to learn more about the sinister doctor the plot thickens, and even twists, and the film only gets stranger. The horror in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari comes from its distorted depiction of reality. It puts you in an uneasy mood right from the start and you feel as though you are in a surreal nightmare. As the film goes on you realize that there is no explanation for the bizarre shapes of things man-made and nature-made; this is simply the shape of the world. That daytime scenes are in a hazy yellow-orange filter and nights in an eerie blue just adds to the curious, but creepy, atmosphere of the film. This is a genuinely spooky, but not-too-scary movie that is also an important part of film history and an excellent film to watch this Shocktober.
Scott W (it) wrote: I tried to watch... Didnt get through it. It's not that good ... For a movie with diniro and pacino...