Akasen Chitai [Red Light District, aka Street of Shame] sadly, the very last film by Kenji Mizoguchi (Sansho Dayu, Ugetsu Monogatari) presents a vivid portrait of prostitution in 1950s Japan. In a Tokyo brothel named Dreamland an obvious irony given the faded hopes of those who work there the lives of five prostitutes intersect. Each has a very different story for how they entered the profession, but what they share is the struggle to make sense of the red light district and its cycle of exploitation. Filmed shortly before the Japanese government's introduction of an anti-prostitution bill, Akasen Chitai is a compelling study of women torn between financial necessity and questions of conscience.
Daniel G (ag) wrote: UNA PENDIENTE: TROPA DE ELITE 2. TREMENDA PELCULA QUE SE ASEMEJA MUCHO A LA CORRUPCIN DE NUESTRA REALIDAD.
Helema Z (gb) wrote: O i neva watch dis movie b4 buh it looks alright buh da songs r not very good
Craig B (mx) wrote: Introducing the Dwights (2007) is about a family with a mother who compensates for her intense fear of losing her children by being domineering, calculating, and destructive. Brenda Blethyn plays Jean, and she really puts in her most solid performance since Saving Grace (2000). Jean slyly browbeats her children, Tim and Mark, into towing the line. When she finds out Tim has a new girlfriend, she really tighens the screws. I also have to give Richard Wilson a thumbs up. I typically dislike performances in which an actor plays someone who's mentally challenged; it seems like they're always brown-nosing for an award. However, I'm making an exception for Wilson. He plays Mark, Jean's son who's received a brain injury during an accident and now functions as the family's lovable sweetheart. He's just frigging hilarious almost every scene he's in. The story is mildly uneven...it's sometimes hard to figure out Jean's motives and why she needs to be such a rotten person sometimes. I also get a little sick of Tim (Khan Chittenden) sometimes because he's such an awkward and gangly character. He's hard to appreciate, even though Chittenden's performance is good as well. Overall, Dwights is a solid character study with a shaky script.
Charles P (es) wrote: Another ludicrous video game movie from the master of garbage video game movies, complete with an ensemble of embarrassed A-list actors.
Kyle C (ag) wrote: WOW, this is a very Dark movie, it goes to show you that sick people will do whatever they want whenever they want, no matter if they get what they are after or not, and also, when something bad happens to you or someone in your family, call Liam Neeson. He is great in this, he's the typical Liam Neeson character which is always a good thing, but here, he has a job to do, and really, doesn't really care about anything else. He plays an ex-cop who is called upon when the wife of a local Drug Trafficker is brutally murdered and dismembered and delivered to the neighborhood cemetery in several pieces. Neeson must first figure out who the person or persons responsible are, second must figure out what they want, and thirdly track them down and do what he does best. It's very dark, disturbing and sometimes hard to watch, this is in the same type of category of movies like 8MM and Prisoners (2 movies I loved) so this one is also a must watch. RECOMMENDED for Neeson and the dark tone.
Sherry R (ag) wrote: This was a very very good movie and the music was beautiful. Let's start with an old man with a tattoo on his arm, his past and the woman he meets who becomes part of his future, and throw in forbidden love, you get a fantastic plot.
Jode M (jp) wrote: As always Edward Norton pulls out a great performance. Making the best of his last day before prison - getting a beat down by his best friend no less.
Oscar A (mx) wrote: Digamos que no la entend mucho. Hoy, es la segunda pelcula sobre escritores que veo. No se si los franceses son muy enrredados, o yo no tengo la capacidad para entender lo que dicen. Vaya uno a saber como son las cosas.
Chris B (kr) wrote: really bad, bad acting, average eye candy, probably made in a month
Wes S (kr) wrote: The film feels like a long battle and one final trek into the end- and it basically is- but it's a powerful and thrilling telling of the long-awaited ending. Tho not all of the characters shine in this one, this film does feature some of the best moments of this great trilogy.
Stuart K (de) wrote: Produced by Charles K. Feldman, best known for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), The Seven Year Itch (1955) and Casino Royale (1967), and directed by British director Clive Donner. This is a mad 60's romantic comedy, whose tone would be echoed in Casino Royale. It has laughs, but it has dated quite a bit, even though it was a hit at the time. Set in France, it has English playboy Michael James (Peter O'Toole) wanting to settle down with his fiance Carole Werner (Romy Schneider), however, every woman he comes into contact with seems to fall in love with him including nebbish American (Paula Prentiss) and parachutist Rita (Ursula Andress). His psychotic psychoanalyst, Dr Fritz Fassbender (Peter Sellers), can't help either, as he's too busy trying to seduce Rene Lefebvre (Capucine). Michael is friends with Victor Shakapopulis (Woody Allen, who also wrote the film) who is secretly in love with Carole. Then everyone books into the Chateau Chantelle hotel, without knowing one another is all there. It's a mildly successful farce, with a good cast. But, when all is said and done, you'd have to be really big fans of the stars within this film to brave it, despite the noted theme by Tom Jones. It's enough to give anyone a headache.
Alexander P (nl) wrote: Not as good as "Smoke" but still a good follow up that gives Harvey Keitel a chance of reprising one of his better roles.