Sophie and Otto Bentwood are set in their ways. And unsettled in their hearts. They're Desperate Characters, trapped in a marriage that no longer works... yet unable to break free. In a ... See full summary »
Frank D. Gilroy
After Pat Garrett kills Billy the Kid, Billy's look-alike Roy Rogers arrives and is mistaken for him. Although a murderer, Billy was on the side of the homesteaders against the large ... See full summary »
A film about an unfinished film which portrays the people behind and before the camera in the Warsaw Ghetto, exposing the extent of the cinematic manipulation forever changing the way we look at historic images.
Wife is cheating her husband and the husband is cheating her back with her lover's girlfriend. The two cheating couples decide to go to a resort but they unintentionally pick the same one. Hilarity ensues.
American Anna Vorontosov teaches in a rural school on New Zealand's North Island. Her class of younger students is comprised largely of Maoris. She feels that western methods are not the ... See full summary »
The film was bashed by critics upon release because of the disturbing scene where a young boy is forced to strip. In a 2004 Entertainment Weekly article author Stephen King cited the movie while addressing issues of censorship. King said had The Possession of Joel Delaney been released today it would be rated NC-17 for that scene alone. See more »
Before The Exorcist showed up, there was this film about possession. However, this doesn't get even a quarter of the recognition The Exorcist gets and I think it should. I see no reason whatsoever this film shouldn't be on every horror fan's list of best films ever. It has all the elements necessary to make a good horror movie. To start with, it has a wonderful, well written story based on a book by Ramona Stewart. The film is very well paced. It is filled with suspense and atmosphere. There is a sense of dread from the moment the film starts. In fact, the sense of dread is so unrelenting, that right from the beginning you can tell something bad is going to happen. It's just a matter of time to wait. This film doesn't need blood and gore or loud jump scares, it actually has real terror. The characters are also very fascinating. The main character, Norah, seems to be a rich, uppity snob, she has an extreme amount of devotion to her family so you can't help but like her even if you don't want to. All of the acting is good, but the performance that stands out the most is David Elliott's. During the climax of the film, you feel sorry for his character as well as his sister. His performance is so convincing, that you actually believe he is being put under the abuse that Joel inflicts upon his character.
The most infamous scene of the film is near the ending. I won't give too much detail, but things happen in this film that no filmmaker would even attempt to do today. If you have seen the film, you already know exactly what I am referring to. If you haven't, you will have to see for yourself. While what happens near the ending is upsetting to almost everyone who watches it, I think that's the whole point. A good movie will make the viewer feel something, and this movie certainly does that. It is more than just a controversial horror film, though. It touches on important subject matter such as racism, cultural differences, and class distinction. Overall, this film doesn't get anywhere near the recognition it receives. It is an underrated, shocking, and brutal film. I will recommend it every chance I receive.
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