The epic adventures of the legendary Baran the Bandit following his release from prison. After serving 35 years, it is no surprise that the world has changed dramatically. Still, Baran ... See full summary »
Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem.
A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.
Sarah Michelle Gellar,
Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so ... See full summary »
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
The misadventures of Mickey and Mallory: outcasts, lovers, and serial killers. They travel across Route 666 conducting psychadelic mass-slaughters not for money, not for revenge, just for kicks. Glorified by the media, the pair become legendary folk heroes; their story told by the single person they leave alive at the scene of each of their slaughters. Written by
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Trent Reznor watched the film over 50 times to "get in the mood" for mixing the soundtrack. See more »
When the warden has been locked in the prison and the prisoners are charging at him, the shot facing the guards when they open fire on the prisoners clearly shows the warden climbing the bars, then cuts to a reaction shot of the warden still stood normally on the floor, then shows another shot of him climbing the bars. See more »
The end credits are superimposed over a vast amount of stock footage, ranging from the future of Mickey and Mallory, stock A-Bomb tests, childhood photos of Mickey and Mallory, time-lapse footage, scenes from the movie, and so on. See more »
Tiresome, overwraught garbage with a largely solid cast.
How on earth Stone can be regarded as a worthy director after this drivel is beyond me. Perhaps people are tricked into adoration by Stone's hyperactive camerawork. 8mm, 16mm, animation-- they're all deployed without rhyme or reason, except perhaps that Stone is suffering from ADHD and can't bear to have one medium on the screen for longer than five minutes at a time. Why does the waitress at the start of the movie get shot in black and white, with a big freeze-frame and operatic scream? What does that MEAN? A film student could go crazy trying to analyse this mess.
In fact, the only one of Stone's ideas that actually works on either a satirical or purely visual level is the sit-com section, where Mallory's sexually abusive father (Rodney Dangerfield, in a genius spot of casting) is treated to laughter and acceptance, rather than derision, from the canned audience. But that, too, is heavy-handed and plays on for far too long.
The most depressing thing about the entire film is that there really IS a solid, interesting satirical point to be made about the relationship between criminals and the media, and had this film embraced it fully, it could have been a genuine classic. As it is, it's a showreel for indulgent, mindless direction.
If you want to watch a movie which satirises the relationship between a serial killer and the media more successfully (and also manages to be funny!) rent Man Bites Dog.
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