Chad Allen stars as gay detective Donald Strachey in this gritty series of crime stories based on the popular novels by author Richard Stevenson. "The Donald Strachey Mysteries" follow Strachey through upstate New York as he works on solving crimes while facing walls of opposition from members of the local police force. In "Third Man Out," Strachey is commissioned to protect gay activist John Rutka, known for "outing" prominent citizens. Strachey abandons bodyguard duty when he feels that Rutka is staging the threats against him. When Rutka turns up dead, Strachey is faced with an extensive list of enemies all with enough motive to kill.
Eero V (jp) wrote: There's a telling moment in Chris Morris' scathing satire of radical Islamists: Omar, the smartest member of a group of eager but profoundly dim-witted British self-proclaimed, anti-Western jihadists, is walking through a park when he sees his moderate Muslim brother playing football with his friends. He asks Omar to join their community, but Omar merely responds with disdainful remarks. Is he angry that his brother is not a "true" muslim because he's not willing to blow himself up? Or is he jealous that his brother is evidently contented with his life without jihad? This moment perfectly exemplifies one of the film's greatest strengths: its politics are never that clear, without ever blaming either the doctrine of Islam or just the depravity of human mind as for why religious terrorists do what they do. Radical Islam has always been controversial topic (right now more than ever), but Morris is smart enough to never let his film tilt on either side of the debate. Four Lions is an outrageously funny and absurd comedy with just the right dose of humanity amidst all the dark comedy, with fantastic performances from the cast, especially Nigel Lindsay and Kayvan Novak. Only towards the end the laughter gets stuck in the viewer's throat, as the film becomes also a sad reminder of an alarming fact: that real people really do these things, in the real world.
Bass 9 (ca) wrote: nothing is ever perfect.
Kerry M (us) wrote: This movie is very slow moving, predictable, with unconvincing relationships between the characters, and a pretty boring plot. A very good-looking Rob Lowe was the only thing that helped me through this film.
Tio B (ag) wrote: Ken Russell's composer biographies are, by and large, excellent. At the top of the pile are THE MUSIC LOVERS and MAHLER. The latter is more restrained than the former, but just as bizarre and tragic.
Caitlin R (au) wrote: The premise is one that's always been somewhat of a personal favorite of mine, and Stewart and Widmark are a great acting duo. I felt that things could have been impacted a bit better at the end, but there are few other complaints to make about this movie.
Russell G (de) wrote: Pretty standard musical bio pic based on Rogers & Hart. Mickey Rooney is annoying as hell, as usual, in the role of Hart who goes on massive depressed based binges, all coded for the real story of him being gay. June Allyson is another musical star I can't stand, and Perry Como is like watching paint dry. What saves the picture was Rooney and Garland reuniting for a number, and Gene Kelly shows up to steal the entire movie with his ballet "Slaughter On 10th Street". Worth seeing for that number alone, and why I'm giving it 3 stars instead of 2 or 2.5, that number is that good.
Ben D (br) wrote: An adrenalin pumping, kinetic thriller, with a plot that twists more than a snake in a basket, this is a Gallic thriller of some considerable charm and energy. Great fun - and cue the inevitable Hollywood remake.
Dimitri C (mx) wrote: "Damnation" is way better than this predecessor. It's better constructed and way more interesting to watch if you're not a big fan of the franchise. But there's still ridiculous elements and unremarkable characters.
Bruno V (kr) wrote: When is Timberlake gonna stop acting , so he can make better music again like his first album , Good casting though , to let him play a smooth , spoiled , fatneck ...just as the first concert i did see him in live ...what an asshole thinking he was Michael Jackson ! 1 star for the evil Ben Affleck ...
Steve M (kr) wrote: Colin Farrell's best movie by a country mile, and a fresh take on ground that has well and truly been tread on before. Great movie!