A psychological gangster film based on fact. Machine gun totin' Ma Barker lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era. Her loyal brood have every perversion ... See full summary »
An offbeat, episodic film about three friends, Paul, a shy love-seeker, Lloyd, a vibrant conspiracy nut, and Jon, an aspiring filmmaker and peeping tom. The film satirizes free-love, the ... See full summary »
Brian De Palma
Robert De Niro,
Early DeNiro film casts him as a New York film editor working on a documentary about Nixon and spending a weekend with rich friends Warren and Mickey. Crawford enters their lives and proceeds to disrupt everyone
Robert De Niro,
A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both... See full summary »
This is the funny story about two warring Mafia gangs in New York. The weaker gang use incredibly a lion to blackmail the opposite gang's "clients". The police succeeds to stop one of the gang, while the other remain without the Boss.
Jo Van Fleet
I've just seen this film and can find only one user comment which is negative in the extreme. Working with writer Jacques Prevert in the 30s Carne invented the concept of poetic realism when Tennessee Williams, who went on to exploit it, was still learning that it's i before e except after c. Prevert-Carne titles like Quai des brumes, Le jour se leve, les visiteurs du soir, les enfants du paradis are timeless.Their partnership ended when their first post-war effort, Les Portes de la nuit, bombed at the box office. Tho familiar with the Prevert-Carne films Carne's post-Prevert titles are elusive which is why I was glad of the chance to see trois chambres. Tho it misses the Prevert touch - as does Hotel du Nord for which Prevert was not available - it is still a worthwhile effort. Annie Girardot
still going strong 40 years later, I saw her on the Paris stage last
year in the one-woman 'Madame Marguerite' for which she picked up the Moliere as Best Actress - is always worth watching and Carne still manages to create a mood light years away from anything being produced today. For cavillers the use of the very French soup-bowl size coffee cups is incongruous in Manhattan but otherwise a very creditable effort.
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