Plagued with grief over the murder of her daughter, Valerie Somers suspects that her husband John is cheating on her. When Valerie disappears, Detective Leon Zat attempts to solve the mystery of her absence. A complex web of love, sex and deceit emerges -- drawing in four related couples whose various partners are distrustful and suspicious about each other's involvement.
- Stars:Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Kerry Armstrong, Rachael Blake, Russell Dykstra, Daniela Farinacci, Peter Phelps, Leah Purcell, Glenn Robbins, Manu Bennett, Melissa Martinez, Owen McKenna, Nicholas Cooper, Marc Dwyer,
- Country:Australia, Germany
- Director:Ray Lawrence,
- Writer:Andrew Bovell (play), Andrew Bovell (screenplay)
The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Lantana torrent reviews
(ca) wrote: Fabulous French film noir.
(de) wrote: Harlan Ellison speaks as he thinks. And he thinks a lot. What do YOU think? Better be prepared to think again!
(fr) wrote: Surreal and dreamily violent, like Takeshi Kitano's gone a bit David Lynch and had it remixed by Michel Gondry. A truly mental blast from "Beat" that kindly contains a sequence with the most delightful scene of scratch DJing on a woman's breasts that you could ever wish to enjoy. Self-indulgent but genius filmmaking.
(nl) wrote: Perfect Creature was one of those films that I had high hopes for. Unfortunately, I was let down, and left very disappointed in what I saw. The film had the potential something terrific, but instead it's a total mess of a film. The concept of the film, I have say was very good, unfortunately the execution of a good story, never develops and the film is awful. Which, I think is a terrible thing because the idea of the films plot was very original and intriguing. However, the direction the film takes is poor, and director Glen Standring seems like he can't direct anything good about his interesting script. This had to be the most interesting twist on vampire mythology in quite some time, it's a great shame that the cast and plot don't deliver despite the promising idea for the plot. The films problem is that there's a great concept at work here, but everything else is boring, uninteresting and in the end it makes you bored out of your mind. I think Perfect Creature is one of those films of which had the potential of being so much better than what it turned out to be. This just goes to show that when a director with no experience helms a film with a good concept like this, it ends up being a total dud. As a vampire film, Perfect Creature fails despite the good idea for its plot.
(ag) wrote: Not an accurate rating because my tvs fading and the volume os difficult to hear, and this is one of those films where you need to hear every sentense being played.I need to watch it again, though it didnt seem that intriguing...but its a WTF?! kind of movie
(jp) wrote: Sooooo cool must see
(gb) wrote: Awesome. One of my favorites and a great shock ending.
(jp) wrote: Erotic and wonderful.
(kr) wrote: clever, funny, charming...a refreshingly innocent comedy with great characters with great screen chemistry, well-shot, and a nice message. also nice to see Burns play a more user-friendly God instead the deist observer from the original.
(ru) wrote: Peckinpah's WW2 masterpiece.1943. Stalingrad has fallen and The German Army is being pushed back on the Eastern Front. Nowhere is the situation more dire for the Germans than at the Kuban Bridgehead / Taman Peninsula. Here we see the war through the eyes of a platoon of German reconnaissance troops. Their senior NCO is a grizzled, resourceful veteran, Corporal Steiner (played by James Coburn). He is unconventional, insubordinate and irreverent, but the regiment's commander, Colonel Brandt (James Mason), tolerates this as he gets results. However, his company has a new commanding officer, the inexperienced Captain Stransky (Maximilian Schell). Stransky is a by-the-book, authoritarian aristocrat and him and Steiner are bound to clash. Moreover, Stransky is obsessed with winning the Iron Cross.Directed by Sam Peckingpah (Straw Dogs, The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid), this is Peckinpah's Magnum Opus. Very gritty and realistic portrayal of war. Shows perfectly the chaos, terror and desperation of battle - the perfect maelstrom of war. Through the characters we see the different soldiers you meet in a war - the tough, resourceful ones, the political operators, the fanatics, the scared recruits, the paranoid ones, the realists. This gives a great insight into how different people, even on the same side and in the same unit, can view the same war. These characters also provide a commentary on war - it's pointlessness, hopelessness and wastefulness. Peckinpah rams this home with some very tense and graphic battle scenes. His camera work and editing are particularly impressive, conveying well the life-or-death struggle that is being carried out, as well as the randomness of injury and death.Like most Peckinpah movies its a bit rough around the edges. There are some continuity gaps, military inaccuracies and a few plot points aren't entirely sound. However, none of these are major and, if anything, the looseness of the production contributes positively to the movie. The lack of polish adds to the grittiness. Good work by the entire cast. James Coburn is solid as Steiner, as is James Mason as Colonel Brandt. Good support by David Warner as the war-weary, cynical Captain Kiesel. Pick of the bunch is Maximilian Schell who is perfect as the cold, scheming, manipulative Captain Stransky.A classic and one of the greatest war movies ever made.
(br) wrote: Odd, intriguing, grotesque, and sometimes tedious--Castle's uneven final film!!
(kr) wrote: Sheckley adapted by the likes of Tonino Guerra, with a peppy Piccioni score and Petri's pop art Lefty direction subverting the commercial sheen with subtext.
(jp) wrote: Baby Doll Depicts Bleak Days for the Aristocratic South Elia Kazan's film, Baby Doll definitely portrays the decline of the aristocratic Southern United States. Kazan creates this vivid portrayal by gradually weaving a heated conflict between the characters of Archie Lee Meighan and Silva Vicarro. Due to Silva Vicarro intruding upon Meighan's business with the Syndicate Plantation, Archie Lee's dream of a rich, prosperous life ginning cotton crumbles. In "Baby Doll" the game is Meighan's desire to hold onto his traditional way of life versus Vicarro's fight for justice and fair business. Silva Vicarro sees a wonderful opportunity to achieve justice through manipulating Archie Lee's innocent young wife, Baby Doll. After Vicarro repeated plays around with Baby Doll, scaring her, chasing her, and tickling her, he says, "You're a child that's why we played hide and seek" (Baby Doll). He realizes Baby Doll's development as a young adult has been tampered with by her relationship with her much older husband. She has no one to play or joke around with. Archie Lee merely just attends to her material needs by buying a new large house and buying her ice cream, but he also only seems to care about her only as a sexual being (Baby Doll). Because Baby Doll likes Silva's playfulness and his lack of desire for sex, she sells out, laughs at, and ignores Archie Lee by the end of the film (Baby Doll). Archie Lee first sets fire to Vicarro's gin because he wants to hold onto his furniture. Furniture in the house would guarantee the sexual agreement Archie Lee has made with Baby Doll. Kazan and Williams put out Archie Lee as a character representing the traditional Southern male. With Archie Lee, they assert that the Southern working class man before and during the 1950's would typically only attend to his wife's sexual desires, beat his wife, and would bribe his wife to stay with him. With Baby Doll, Elia Kazan and Tennessee Williams pointed out that if Southern men continued to treat their women in this way, the society would continue to be subjected to foreign influence and would be shunned by Americans as a whole.
(nl) wrote: Incredible picture by Kenji Mizoguchi! Even though the story is very simple, it is shocking how great the film is. The performances are outstanding. I loved the "ripple" shot. Also a beautiful shot in the fields. A masterpiece of classic cinema!
(br) wrote: Labeled as a comedy and satire of the Nazi occupation of Poland. But in truth this film has a very serious undertone.
(au) wrote: Sweet love story between a confident, professional lady and an all-American sportswriter.
(es) wrote: leigh wears some nice costumes and conveys a shadowy mystery in her performance as a couturier than doubles in espionage.
(gb) wrote: Least favorite Bond film
(mx) wrote: Moonrise Kingdom is directed and co-written by Wes Anderson, and it stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and Frances McDormand in a coming-of-age about a kid scout and a daughter and ran away just to meet each other, and their families need to find them. I remember that when I first watch it, I thought it was a good movie, but wasn't really quite sure about the high reviews that it received. So now that time has gone by and that I download this on Netflix for offline viewing in the Canada trip, I watch it for time waste sakes, and while I think it's a great film, it's not quite of there in the highs. Newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward are fantastic as they got the quirks that work for a Wes Anderson film, and their chemistry is very odd, but very heartfelt. The acting is also great, which is nice to see Bill Murray be funny, even if he's playing it straight, and Bruce Willis not act over-the-top. The characters are quite interesting in an odd way, and the humor is sometimes funny, although not quite as funny as it's trying to be. It's interesting to see how the scouts get even more weird as this is a Wes Anderson film, and while it's not that interesting to watch at times, I was still interested enough to know where I wonder is going to. Moonrise Kingdom is a great movie that is one of those quirks where I'm fine watching it once in a while.
(mx) wrote: a very well written very very well acted heart-wrenching heart-tugging beautiful movie that will bring tears to your eyes and definitely tug at your heart so lucky to have gotten to watch this movie