A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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George B (nl) wrote: It's a very typical melodrama that makes you laugh and cry. Still, it was too pretentious for my taste to try to manipulate the audience's feelings. But the film production was still very fine, only if the filmmakers Mabel Cheung and Alex Law can return to the unpretentious greatness they did in their early works such as "An Autumn Tale."
Edith N (kr) wrote: No One Can Hurt You Like Family Every once in a while, someone I know posts an image on Facebook about how you should post here if your sister or your mother or something is your best, dearest friend. I love my older sister, and I love my mother, but I have an awful lot of problems with both of them. I never repost the things, because there's nothing that can be said that won't just lead to a great deal of fighting with whoever posted it. They seem to think that I should overlook all personality conflicts and all slights, and I should love my family unconditionally, whether they deserve it at any given time or not. The truth, however, is much more akin to to what we see in this movie. The women of this family love one another very much, but that doesn't always mean they like each other. They also resent one another for different reasons, some of which go back many years. This is more what my own family is like than the happy, loving one my Facebook friends post about. Agnes (Molly Parker) is coming home for the first time in years. She's been living in Toronto, but her mother (Marguerite McNeil, I believe) is dying in Nova Scotia. She goes home. Agnes is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. Theresa (Rebecca Jenkins) has retreated into devotion to the Catholic Church, and Louise (Stacy Smith) has just retreated. It doesn't take Agnes long to pick up on the fact that Louise's friend is more than just a friend, though Louise doesn't want to admit it. Agnes decides that their mother will come home, and she will take care of her. Theresa doesn't believe Agnes will stick to it, and she resents that she will end up being the one responsible for her mother's care. What's more, before Agnes left for Toronto, she gave a child, Joanie (Ellen Page), up for adoption. She isn't supposed to have anything to do with Joanie, but that is how Agnes is trapped in the past. She can neither let go nor stay away. Naturally, I have a lot of sympathy for Agnes on that one. It's made clear that she promised Chrissy (Hollis McLaren) that she will have nothing to do with Joanie. It's a promise a lot of women have made and a lot of women have come to regret. While Agnes was in Toronto, she was far enough away so that she wasn't as drawn to Joanie. She doubtless thought about her quite a lot, but without the constant temptation to visit, she was able to go about something much closer to a normal life. Though it wouldn't surprise me if the trouble Agnes has had with drugs over the years has been at least in part because she has been unable to deal with her emotions over having given up her child. Joanie's unhappiness and frustration, too, is in part because she doesn't believe she knows who she is. My daughter, who is about the same age, has never said anything about "real" parents that I know of, and I think that's because her past isn't hidden from her and treated as forbidden. I must say that I also feel sympathy for Theresa. Agnes comes swooping in after we-don't-know-how-many years and announces that, her unreliable past to the contrary, she will now be the responsible one for their mother. It kind of reminds me of my aunt's declaration that no mother of [i]hers[/i] would go into a nursing home, despite the fact that my mother had been the one doing all the work for Grandma for years. (As you can see, severe sibling rivalry goes back generations in Mom's family!) Mom washed her hands of the whole thing; Theresa doesn't have that option. Theresa and Louise still live in their mother's house, and it is to that house that their mother returns. Certainly Theresa isn't going to choose that time to leave herself, so no matter what happens with their mother, Theresa will be left to deal with it. This makes it probable that Theresa will be left to clean up after Agnes, and it's implied that she has done so many times before and had gotten used to not having to do that anymore. This is neither a truly happy movie nor a truly sad one; Rather, the ending fits under "about as happy as it's going to get." We can hope that Agnes isn't going to keep drinking, but we have no real reason to believe it. Some of her issues are resolved, but not all of them. Even if they were, that doesn't mean that the addiction will go away. I think there's the most hope for Louise, who appears to finally be deciding that she is content with who she is. However, even Theresa is coming out of her shell some. The three women have lived hard lives, though some of that was their own doing, and things aren't magically happily-ever-after now. However, whatever is coming up next, the three seem able to face the future. Part of it is that, at last, they are at least somewhat reconciled. If nothing else, Agnes has proven that she can stick something through, and that will help her with Theresa. Several things have been salvaged, and some of that salvage even seems likely to last.
Jason20 P (ca) wrote: This is another shock to me, that it doesnt have at least 80% rating!This movie was just as good as the Original. Greatness!
Anna D (ag) wrote: Love this movie. Its the kind of cheesy but still really enjoyable. Plus, the songs are extremely catchy, perfect for kids! It has its faults, but an overall fun movie.
Greg W (de) wrote: good period pic from truffaut and one of his best pix
Dann M (br) wrote: "When you ran, the ground shook, the sky opened and mere mortals parted..." Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story is a compelling and heartwarming film that's incredibly uplifting. The story follows a family that's brought together by their efforts to save a racehorse with a broken leg. Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning lead the cast, and are supported by Kris Kristofferson and Elizabeth Shue. But, it's really Fanning's outstanding performance that carries the film; she has great chemistry with Russell and comes off as incredibly sincere. Additionally, the film is especially well-crafted. While it may appear a little formulaic on the surface, Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story is a wonderful family film with a lot of heart.
Christopher B (br) wrote: Another amazing Hanzo entry (is that a double entendre?) This time Hanzo deals with a abortionist, a convent turned whorehouse, Japan's worst thief and the treasurer. Oh yeah, and he has to use his special "Hanzo method" on two lucky gals. Shaft could've learned something from ole Hanzo.
Kevin R (es) wrote: He's a threat to life and limb.A small town in the west has a nasty secret to hide. A man from the city in a business suit arrives in the town asking about a person who went missing four years ago. The man's questions make everyone feel uncomfortable. How is the man tied to the missing person and will the story unfold behind the missing person's disappearance?"You'll only have to be here 24-hours.""In a place like this, that could be a lifetime."John Sturgess, director of Joe Kidd, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Eagle has Landed, The Walking Hills, and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, delivers Bad Day at Black Rock. The storyline for this picture is awesome and so fun to watch unfold. The cast delivers remarkable performances and the characters are very well written. The cast includes Spencer Tracy, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Walter Brennan, and Anne Francis. "I believe a man's nothing unless he stands for what's rightfully his."I DVR'd this picture because I am a huge Spencer Tracy fan and I can tell you this is one of my all time favorite performances of his. I had so much fun watching this film unfold. Sturgess did an excellent job keeping the intensity levels high throughout the film and the end unfolds perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and strongly recommend seeing it; and perhaps, even adding it to your DVD collection."No man is useless as long as he has a friend."Grade: A
Gordon B (kr) wrote: Musician, actor, author, & screenwriter Nick Cave is a man of many talents. Here we get a curious little anti-rock documentary that follows Cave as he searches for exactly what it means to be "creative"
Gordon T (kr) wrote: FREAKING AWESOME!!!!! and still frightening to this day especially when the cab-driver is bitten by Blacula, placed on a morgue table, her body thaws and she FLIES down the HALL and BITES "Weasel" from the Salem's Lot TV-Movie on the neck (Elisha Cook, Jr.). GENE PAGE'S score is among my favorites. On the surface it looks racist, it is racist I guess (I'm an American of African Descent, I wasn't offended which is not to say it wasn't racist though. who cares . . . its 100% I LOVE IT and would see it again AND tell five of my friends to see it as well.
Kaleb S (fr) wrote: The first collaboration between Scorcese and DeNiro doesn't disappoint. I'm amazed at how many actors from the Sopranos I've been seeing in his movies lately.