Perth is the journey into the heart of Harry Lee, a 51-year-old part-time security guard and taxi driver. He belongs to a redundant generation, eclipsed by a fast-paced, elitist society that is mesmerized with education and status. Harry desires to leave the antiseptic streets of Singapore for his paradise on earth in Western Australia. His attempt to migrate is complicated when he takes on a job ferrying prostitutes. This evokes painful memories from his past. When he takes an unhealthy interest in a Vietnamese prostitute, it awakens a dark and dangerous attempt at personal redemption. The film tackles an extremely topical issue of emigration in Singapore. It is peppered by denizens of the underbelly of Singapore society, reflecting the multicultural idiosyncrasies of a seemingly pristine city. More importantly, it is a personal journey of a flawed man in a society that does not tolerate failure...
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Kurt B (gb) wrote: Worthwhile effort, not necessarily worth the time it takes to view.
Andrew S (us) wrote: Snow White and the Huntsman delivers a dark and unrefined adventure, yet maintains a sense of purity and focus through its lead character.
Leo S (br) wrote: Dokumenter yang sepenuhnya hitam putih. Bercerita tentang duo indie folk The Swell Season yang juga pasangan hidup off-stage, Glen Hansard dan Markta Irglov, setelah kesuksesan mereka meraih Oscar. Jangan berharap film ini penuh dengan live performance mereka, yang ada hanya berisi cuplikan-cuplikan konsernya dan lebih fokus di aspek 'perjuangan' mereka berdua menghadapi kesuksesan yang datangnya 'tiba-tiba'.
Cattera Y (it) wrote: We Bought a ZooCharming biopic with a magical touch
Nate (ru) wrote: haha sounds retarded.
Andrew G (fr) wrote: I'm getting fed up with four star movies! Alot of the movies I've seen recently I have rated 4 stars. I wouldn't mind watching a bad movie soon, its fun writing negative criticism. Anyway this next four star movie is quite different, just because its a documentary. This documentary is split into three seperate parts showing how Iraq has fallen since Saddam stopped being in power. He has never passed first grade at school and can just write his name. He leaves his old employer and starts working for his uncle, who he saysthere is love with, but his uncle just seems to always get at him for school, work, everything bascily. This part is a good, strong introduction. One of the ain reasons its a strong part is because it is told from the prespective of a child, it makes it more honest. The boy's prespective of Iraq is very mature. It talks of how beautiful it used to be. It also shows how the people's opinions in his living environment affect a young boy's opinion, who hasen't quite yet matured enough to grasp his own opinion of his country's current state. The future is un-sure for this boy, weather he finishes school is not told, its just un sure. Part two is quite abit weaker than part one. It starts off pretty boring, it takes its time to get into the subject, unlike the first part. But once this part gets going, its quite harrowing and effective. The Shi'ite disciples of Moqtada al-Sadr hate the Americans and feel they can kick out the opressors and are a new leaderhsip after the rule of Saddam. No they're not. As shown in this film, they are just as bad, Iraq is in turmoil and they are not helping. The scene that really shows this, probaby the most effective part of the whole film, is when they take down a marketplace. But they end up arresting the wrong people. They think they were selling alcohol. When the prisonors are in prison they say how they think that things are just as bad as they were when Saddam was in power, at least his grip of fear managed to keep them going and stopped the country from ever falling in to what it is now. The arresting scene works due to its fast editing. It skimps out on showing violence, which does work for its advantage as just a couple of drips and drops just make it seem more simple and yet violent. Part three only really works as near the end, as the rest of it is just really following a family who mostly relys on the male offspring to do the work. This part didn't fit in as well with the rest of the movie, and it feels abit out of place. ONly near the end of it does it make sense, when they start talking about wether it is fair to see Iraq in parts. That does give meaning to the movie. Where there is nothing that particualy stands out in part three, it conclues the film nicely. Really this film was just trying to show the different opinions, living of people in different areas and what Iraq as turned into after Saddam. Like the boy said, it is no longer a beautiful city, tanks, cars and helicopters controlled by Americans patrol the streets. Director James Longley focuses mostly on close ups and just having narration of the people the parts are focusing on. It works well to take in the Iraqi environment. If you are defiantly intrested in this sort of thing than you should watch it, it does give an intresting in-sight to Iraq.
Ryan L (nl) wrote: One Hour Photo is a thriller starring Robin Williams as a man named Sy who works at a photo developing booth in a walmart like store, and is obsessed with this family that he has developed pictures for for years. This movie blew me away. I had high expectations and almost each of them were exceeded. Robin Williams gives a very quiet and sad performance as a lonely and obsessive man. very creepy at many times, but the performance and the writing allow for you to feel for this character. it truly is brilliant. infinitly suspenseful, beautifully directed, and acted to a tee, One Hour Photo is exactly what a thriller should be and is nearly perfect. 9/10
hannah b (mx) wrote: what an actually nice film, its gives a good insight into the french ressistance in WWII. its an actually touching story with simply great characters. cate blanchett plays the part well. i mean its not the best war film but its intresting and shows that through hard times you have to carry on and that everything chages from it, hopefully for the best... i think worth watching once.
bill s (jp) wrote: Slows to a grind despite Blanchett's best efforts.
Al M (de) wrote: Like most Troma films, Terror Firmer is difficult to rate. Fans of the studio will love it. Others will likely hate it or be disgusted by it. This film is interesting because it is Troma's self-reflexive film that concerns murders happening on the set of a Troma film. Expect the usual stupidity, gross-out humor, and gore.
Michel B (ru) wrote: It has Jennifer Connelly. What more do you need to know? The satire of Charles Taylor and his family is just icing on the cake.
Callum M (ag) wrote: I've given it an extra star because it as Uhuru as a Madam in it.
Trent R (it) wrote: Despite the genre, Cagney is still a bit typecast here as Rodock, (an acronym for Rural Organism Designed Only for Cowboy Killing) whose penchant for "Hangin' Fever" puts him at odds with Papas and Dubbins. Van Cleef only pops up for a line or two, but Vic Morrow gets a choice role. Wise keeps the narrative as tight as the `scope Technicolor composition is wide, and it all looks wonderful on the new Warner Archive transfer. The ending seems a bit anti-climactic, and I would not be surprised if it deviates from the source. However, there is a lot to recommend in this.
Sancar S (gb) wrote: Here u are. This is cinema.
Mickey M (jp) wrote: Leslie Howard and Bette Davis are overly dramatic and unconvincing, but Bogart carries the film. And he does so with minimal screentime.
Johnny T (gb) wrote: Funny film watched it when I was small