The Phantom Father

The Phantom Father

American professor Robert Traum embarks on an adventurous and amusing journey through Bucovina to find Sami the projectionist, the only person alive that can tell him anything about his Romanian Jewish descent. His symbolic journey is filled with danger, the unknown and the surreal, but finally rewarded with a double love: on the one hand he finds romantic love, on the other the passion for old cinema, nomad, popular, naive and generous.

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Graham D (us) wrote: A movie made with no money but a lot of love and it is a fantastic closer to the series. Goodbye and thank you all <3

Adielenah P (au) wrote: This is a film about the ways in which we know someone; and then all of a sudden, we don't.The extreme long shots that last eight minutes accompanied by meditative music attempt to take us to these mountains and see what the characters cannot. The unflinching takes of monotonous conversation aim to bring you into the relationship of two people that feel utterly comfortable with each other. At the same time, the long takes capturing a relentless silence will tell us much more about them than anything they can say. There is a lot in a relationship that remains in the dark, words that go unsaid and thoughts go unexpressed. Much of a relationship is built on what is not said. This film captures that quiet crumbling of a superficial relationship based on conjugating verbs and headstands. It asks but never answers the questions: what does it mean to be a man, a coward, independent, in love, alone? Well done.

Andy C (de) wrote: A showcase in stupid things to do if confronted by a bear and also an eye opening look at human traits bears seem to have taken on including, seeking revenge, faking people out and accepting apologies.

Vincent F (ag) wrote: One of the best books I've ever read and easily one of the most disappointing movies. There were better segments of the book that should've made the movie. Overall poor choices for segments and slow pacing really make this a take it or leave it companion to a must-read book.

rusty a (nl) wrote: This did not live up to its previews. I understand there was racism and bigotry in the U.S. once upon a time but Spike Lee has a chip on his shoulder and turned this story of history into a propaganda machine. Had a white man directed this, people would be outraged at the way the Buffalo Soldiers were depicted (cowards, hyper religious, ignorant, mutinous, undisciplined thugs). The racism and bigotry is so thick in this movie it is hard to see anything else; but when you do you see very rampant character flaws with the Buffalo Soldiers including speech that would not have been used during that time and a storyline that is hard to follow. The combat scenes are pretty good but the rest of the movie nearly put me to sleep. And the ?miracle? at St. Anna, what was it exactly? That one of the soldiers survived the onslaught, that the boy touted as Jesus reborn survived, what exactly? Perhaps that the foreigners were more accepting of colored folks than we were here in the U.S.? You can?t tell because every second you are beaten down with racism, bigotry, and intolerance. A real director needs to correct this horrible mess that Spike Lee created. And I still can not figure out the link between this story and why the guy is shot in the bank at the beginning. What?s worse was finding out after seeing this movie that survivors denounced this film and Spike Lee refused to apologize for the lies and accused Italians of not knowing their own history and said this is ?our interpretation?. Is it? Even McBride, the author of the novel, said this was fiction.

Summer F (ca) wrote: Some really bad acting, obviously very low budget. However, the idea behind it - the emotional and spiritual conflict over whether Martin is a monster or a hero, the ethics of what can and should be done in the name of science, is very interesting. If the idea were taken by better writers, actors, and a big budget - something could come of it.

Scott K (br) wrote: Entertaining, epic distillation of the past 80 years of Chinese history.

Dan H (ag) wrote: The Assembly Cut gets 4 stars, giving the Alien trilogy a fitting, appropriate ending. This version is still not a perfect film, but I kind of love it (just like I kind of loved the theatrical version as well). It's dark, morose, sad, tragic, and thrilling near the end. This third outing brings the Alien series back to it's darker, scary roots. There's not much action, instead we get some great character work, and a great final battle and ending. I understand why many fans don't like Alien 3, but I say it's time to give it another look (It really has aged quite well. Most of the Alien vfx don't impress, but every time a suit is used it's scary, effective and impressive).

Abbey F (de) wrote: I've watched all in this series except 35 Up and find them very interesting. A good documentary on class differences and how that affects various people over the course of their lives.

Sam M (jp) wrote: Too funny. Why people don't know about this is beyond me. Ma'sha 'allah.

Ryan M (ag) wrote: 9.0/10 From the moment "Blood and Black Lace" begun, I knew I was watching a special kind of Giallo horror movie, which is particularly good, because I love a good Giallo once in a while. But great Giallo horror movies are not common; so that's why this movie, among others, is so oddly exquisite. I liked its approach to its thematic material; and it was actually scary. So it's a true entry to its genre, complete with rich atmosphere and a very nice story as well. Horror movies used to be so driven by narrative. What happened to them? Perhaps they died a little bit after "Blood and Black Lace"; which came out in the days of "Pyscho" and "Bloody Sunday". Funny I mention the second film, because it was also directed by Mario Bava. Now, in my review for "Bloody Sunday", I claimed that it was essentially the best film that Bava ever made. I retract those words. While I liked "Bloody Sunday" a lot and found it an atmospheric work of art, this is a film that is so much better; in so many ways. I don't know why; but "Blood and Black Lace" just strikes me as something genuinely awesome, maybe because it kind of is. The story is pretty simple, and sticks to being fairly basic throughout. So let's get down to it; and have fun with it. The film involves the murder of a fashion model, which leads to a thorough investigation of the crime. The victim apparently had a diary which contained information that the killer might want to get rid of, although other models get involved and begin to get killed off one-by-one by the psychopath, perhaps because the killer believes they might know something, and he/she can't have that. Yeah, this film is essentially the story of a body-count. But at least it's a classic body-count. Before mindless bull-shit like "Friday the 13th" plagued screens in the 80's, we had fine pieces of work like this. While there are many brutal, sadistic killings; what I like most about "Blood and Black Lace" is that it doesn't exploit itself too much, leaving room for tension and atmosphere. The film pays a lot of attention to colors and cinematography for its creepy, coming-up-behind-you feeling. I liked the rush that it gave me, and it felt alive. But it is also well-acted, and superbly directed by Bava, who might as well be one of the major stars of the film himself. He put this thing together; he is responsible for its success. He also co-wrote the script, and it's a pretty good one. I mean, there are no doubt BETTER scripts; but who gives a damn? "Blood and Black Lace" is a masterpiece of the Italian Giallo horror-thriller; a mad, erotic work of high cinematic art. It stands as more than a classic; but also just a damn great movie in general. In films where serial killers brutally kill off women, the act is almost always interpreted as the work of a misogynistic filmmaker, but not this time. There's enough flare and substance to "Blood and Black Lace" to allow it to NOT be tame, but still NOT exploitative. It's not misogynistic, which is good. And it's not a pain in the ass to watch either. It is violent, but also smart and highly entertaining as long as you can look past the content and move on to the substance. Can everyone do this? I don't think so. But if you can, then you've earned my respect. I guess this film was not made for everyone, but I believe that anyone who calls themselves a horror fan should give it a go. Some horror fans might even dislike it; who knows. All I know is that I found it rather fascinating, in a gory, Giallo sort of way. It is like a wondrous orgy of corpses; a celebration of the mad and macabre realms of horror, when they still truly existed. Nowadays, horror has been reduced to something less than it was probably ever intended to be. There are horror films out right now, new ones, which are even more violent than "Blood and Black Lace"; yet this is still the better film. And if you've been reading this review all along, then you should know why that is.

Amjad A (gb) wrote: Brilliant, humorous, outrageous and incredibly different Hitchcock comedy. Hitchcock directs this film whilst he was in top form. Hitchcock in the 50s was at his best and this film reflects that.

Stuart K (mx) wrote: During the 1970's, Brian Clemens, creator of The Avengers did two films for Hammer, the first was Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1971) and the second film was this one, which originally started out as the 4th Karnstein film after Twins of Evil (1972), but Clemens had other ideas, and it's an unusual Hammer Horror, but it's an enjoyable one. Captain Kronos (Horst Janson) is an ex-army soldier who travels with his hunchback assistant Professor Hieronymus Grost (John Cater) as vampire hunters. They get a message from one of Kronos' old army buddies, Dr. Marcus (John Carson), about an epidemic where young women are being turned into old hags who die. Kronos and Grost conclude that it's the work of a vampire, and even trying to find who is resonsible is harder than it looks, as whoever doing it is very elusive. But, a tip leads Kronos to the the Durward family, with whom Marcus is acquainted with, their son Paul (Shane Briant) seems to have something to hide, and there's very untrustworthy about Paul's sister Sara (Lois Daine), but Kronos thinks there's darker work afoot. It's a very good and effective horror film, and writer/director Clemens has a good deal of imagination on display too, he should have made more like this, maybe Hammer would have survived, plus, it was shelved for 2 years before it was released. Pity, as this could have been a good franchise.

Hunter W (gb) wrote: Violent, over the top, and the dialogue sequences are fixating. However, Inglorious Bastards is at its best when Christoph Waltz and Brad Pitt are on screen.

Sergio D (kr) wrote: A bizarre puzzle with Jorge Luis Borges as one its pieces...and an androgynous Mick Jagger at his best.

Ruthie R (ca) wrote: I enjoyed this movie as a religious horror movie, as I always do, but this got a little ridiculous with "I choose god" stuff at the end. It just felt really forced at the end.