A middle-class Filipino family struggles to survive in the era of dictatorship.
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Davon L (ag) wrote: just...... more screaming, that annoying voice, i just wanna throw poison darths at him
Ayu F (ru) wrote: it's entertaining. but, as I grow up, I guess I will not take this genre forever
Kenneth L (gb) wrote: I'm not sure why it took me 14 years to see this movie, but I'm glad I finally got around to it. Richard Linklater is such a consistently fascinating filmmaker; he keeps exploring complex philosophical territory in the most down-to-earth ways. The Before trilogy provides a fascinating reflection on time and relationships; though I haven't seen it yet, presumably his latest film Boyhood also does interesting things with time and the nature of human experience. Even his more mainstream films, like School of Rock, Bernie, and Me & Orson Welles, are all unique and quite enjoyable. The film, from 2001, is perhaps his most obviously intellectualized; I can't think of many other films that feature prolonged discussions of Andre Bazin or say the word "ontology" so casually. Some people will find the movie frustrating; certainly it resembles few other films, either in style or content. The film's technique is the most immediately obvious distinguishing feature; it was created with an animated technique known as "rotoscoping," in which the filmmaker first shoots live-action footage and animators later paint over it, either physically or digitally (in this case, digitally). The animation has a deliberately unstable, woozy feeling: characters' eyes seem to float off of their head and back, backgrounds shift around as if everything were at sea, and surreal little doodles appear and disappear without warning. The whole thing is meant to evoke the atmosphere of a dream, which is appropriate given that so much of the movie is explicitly about dreaming and might actually be taking place in a dream. As far as the "story," such as it is, we get a nameless protagonist wandering around talking to an endless stream of people who all have intense and intricate thoughts on various philosophical and theoretical matters. A few of the characters are recognizable - Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy appear, possibly as alternate-universe versions of their Before Sunrise characters, and Linklater himself is in the film's penultimate scene. Mostly, though, the characters seem to be played by non-actors, and I suspect a few people are more or less playing themselves. The characters talk and talk about different matters, and the film never tries to tie it all together into a plot or coherent overall argument; instead, like a dream, it just sort of drifts from one thing to the next. It's the sort of movie you would need to watch a couple of times to really get to the bottom of; but after one viewing, I can definitely say that I enjoyed it, and found it to be possibly the most distinctive of all of Linklater's films (at least, out of the ones I've seen so far).
Marcus Y (gb) wrote: Very good film. One of Gurinder's best efforts.
Kyle W (br) wrote: The movie's only redeeming quality is that it is so terrible it can become hilarious at times. Considering this would be the only review I could write that may describe a "frisbee fight scene" (yes, you read that correctly), it is in a very elite genre of terrible 80's movies that become more watchable as you realize just how bad they might be able to become by the time credits roll. However, once the movie is over, you may still shake your head, wondering how you were convinced to waste 100 minutes of your life on this "film". Fear not, when you are at parties and mixer events and you can ask groups of mixed participants "Who has seen Hard Ticket to Hawaii", and you get the rare solo confirmation... the two of you can laugh and enjoy the company of a fellow stranger who knows what tragically, comically awful looks like.
Andy A (de) wrote: It took me a while to get over the theatricality of the production but once i did, i found myself immersed in its lush atmosphere. the acting wasnt outstanding but some performances were memorable and the symbolism was fun to decipher as well...any person interested in cultural studies, especially in Chicano film would definitely appreciate this!
Bryan G (it) wrote: [font=Courier New]Most monster films start off with something that has to do with the monster that terrorizes the cast of characters. But [i]Beast From Haunted Cave[/i] starts off with guys taking pictures, and then a montage of skiers. Yup, SKIERS!!! The movie is about a group of really fake gangsters who plan on stealing gold. They cause an explosion in a cave to divert attention, and go to work. But their blast disturbs a creepy monster dwelling in that cave, and he begins a hunt for these people. The movie starts off really slow. I think its almost half-way over before the creature is shown. And it?s not even shown fully through most of the movie. It is just a spider limb that comes in from the side of the screen, and the overacting stars go flying to the ground when they are lightly tapped by it. But when the creature is finally shown, it really isn?t worth the wait. I mean, I did like it a little? but man, that was lame. With the first slow half, I was hoping that the movie would pick up in the end. I was sadly let down once again. The movie sort of fumbles its way toward the end. And when its over, it is over way too soon. Really, just as you are getting into it? BAM!!! THE END! And the movie is somewhat racist. I?m not sure what the deal with Small Dove, an older Indian woman, but her presence gives the movie somewhat of a racist element to it. Yes, there are some ?red-skin? jokes in this movie, that made me more frustrated with it. In the end, the monster? which I don?t really like that much? is the only thing worth it in this movie. My suggestion is to go searching online to see if anyone has a picture of it. Or if you want, watch the ending to [i]Stephen King?s IT[/i]. Both film?s endings are similar, but [i]IT[/i]?s story is much better. [/font]
Simon P (nl) wrote: Ridiculous video game adaptation that gets Eric Roberts back in his martial arts gear and gives a reminder of Holly Valance's "clever girl" status.
Dave N (mx) wrote: This movie was so beautiful, uplifting, and heartfelt. James Cromwell gives an incredible performance. Definitely worth seeing.