The Courage of the Eagles
September 1960: on a purely punitive basis, eight scouts must climb the solid mass of Brévent to 2500 meters of altitude...
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Clarissa G (mx) wrote: not very fun to watch
Kester E (ru) wrote: Deceitfully dragged out but the story and combat keeps you interested.
Ian M (jp) wrote: The actors weren't bad, but the lack of storyline, the fact I didn't care about the characters, the fact the cutting off of certain body parts isn't really explained, the little girl and ghostly visions weren't explained... And it just had random acts of violence... Dire!
Leo L (nl) wrote: A favorite. Fantastic film about a group of friends dealing with love, relationship, family, and friendship. Brilliant!
Kate M (ca) wrote: A hilarious film. The winter backdrop left room for antics and comedy that could not have been achieved otherwise.
Kyle M (de) wrote: A really good, thought-provoking presidential film. (A-)(Full review coming soon - with better wording probably)
Rebecca S (de) wrote: If you need you tear ducts cleaned and cockles warmed, this is the movie for you. I nearly got up halfway through to do my physical therapy exercises at the poignant reminder that people overcome much greater hardships than having a hard time d doing their buttons. Also a good reminder that Daniel Day-Lewis is a magnificent beast, and I must see all of his films.
Guido S (jp) wrote: Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn and Danny Glover are tasked with taking down a corrupt sheriff. Jeff Goldblum also lends his talents. I should have liked this given all the praise this seems to have, but I just couldn't get into it. I couldn't buy any of the characters playing their roles and it felt too fake to me, like a wannabe westerner. I could never get over that and my enjoyment of the film suffered as a result.
Mike M (ru) wrote: If the film doesn't grip you in quite the way its brutalist set-up and title would suggest, that's because the second half goes off-track in the woods, as the hero is arrested by a pair of squabbling patrolmen; the theme, ultimately, remains abstract and purely speculative. The whole, however, is rarely other than cinematic, conveying a good deal of the protagonist's jaundiced, alienated worldview without recourse to much in the way of dialogue: take the eloquent visual rhyme (or dissonance) Pitts constructs between the lot full of gleaming cars the character inhabits in his day job, and the scrapheap of rusting bangers he pulls into at the very brink of going over the edge.
David H (jp) wrote: Released one year after La Strada (1954), Fellini continues his theme of loneliness with Il bidone (1955), aka The Swindler. It is interesting to point out that there are striking differences between the protagonist in La Strada, Zampano, and in Il bidone, Augusto. But before I analyze the differences, the story of the latter film is about a small time middle-aged con man making a living swindling innocent and naive people. Unlike Zampano, it is hard to empathize with Augusto(TM)s unfortunate predicament. Mainly because it is Augusto who brings his own downfall. Whereas, Zampano is simply a victim of bad luck and circumstance. One can make the argument that the environment influenced Augusto's path to live as cheat. He grew up poor, he was surrounded by bad friends, and he needed to make a living. At the age of forty-eight, Augusto has been at the life for too long. Even one of his previous partners, who is now much more successful than he is, looks down on him for still being part of that life. But what can Augusto do? Life dealt him a bad hand and he must do the best he can to manage.At the midpoint mark, it is revealed that Augusto has an estranged wife and a daughter. By a chance encounter, the daughter (now grown up) and father meet. From the encounter, it seems that the daughter only vaguely had an idea of what her father did. The two decide to meet for dinner and a movie the next Sunday. When the two meet, the daughter gives Augusto a new zeal for life. He wants to be there for her and wants her to avoid his hardship and mistakes. At the restaurant he asks her, "What will you do after high school?" She responds, "I want to continue my education, but I do not want to burden mother." Naturally she is talking about money. Augusto, taking the father role, promises his daughter the tuition. Like any day at the office, Augusto meets with his con team to swindle another innocent victim. This time however, he has a motive to follow through with his crooked deeds. Augusto's team consists of three other men. One is the brains behind the operation who stays behind, but provides the three men with costumes, details, and descriptions of the victim. The remaining three, including Augusto, dress up as clergy men; one as the driver. This is how the swindle works:1.They arrive at the victim's house2.Use their disguise to earn the victim's trust3.Concoct a phony story about a dead man's buried treasure in the victim's backyard4. Dig up the treasure filled with fake jewelry and read the victim a made up will about what the deceased had wanted the discovers to do with the loot5.The will states that the treasure will go to the land owner's, but the land owner must donate a large sum (500,000 lire) to the church in order to keep it (the victim is told the treasure is worth millions). The victim agrees and gives the con men his life savings. But before the team can celebrate, the victim begs Augusto to say a prayer to their paralyzed daughter. Naturally he refuses, in order to keep a blank relationship with his victims. But to the victim's insistence, Augusto unwillingly complies. This is a key scene in the film because Augusto is now face to face with a even more deeper moral conflict: What kind of person am I to steal money from a paralyzed girl? But on the other hand, there is his own daughter who he promised the money for her education. Alas, Augusto marches off after he refuses to promise the paralyzed girl to pray for her. Back at the designated location, the four con men regroup. They take off their disguise and are thrilled with the success of the swindle. Augusto is distant. Naturally after a successful con, the men want to see the money. They all turn to Augusto. Casually Augusto takes off his clergymen disguise and says, "I gave the money back to the family. Do you have the nerve to steal money from a paralyzed girl?" Furious and bewildered, the men gang up on Augusto and accuse him of lying. They beat him to a pulp and discover all the money in his shoes. The team drives off in disgust and Augusto crawls on the floor begging for forgiveness. It is hard to understand why Augusto would try to swindle his own partners. Especially after making the promise he made with his daughter. If I had to pick a reason why Augusto might have done this is because this was the only way Augusto could leave the life behind. He had to leave in disgrace and lose all of his friends if he ever wanted to start a new life.
Federico F (jp) wrote: Complete transformation of all video game 'clumsy and cowardly Mario starring Bob Hokins enough, in a world completely different from the video game appearances, in which everything seems more futuristic and grotesque
Elliot M (ca) wrote: A refreshing, fast-paced and no bullshit action film.