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Set mostly in the back streets of Toronto NG is a dark , mysterious journey that takes the viewer into the minds of a young man and woman ( Vern and Sarah ) , each of whom has a fascination with riddles and a disastrous incident in their past . Fine dialogue and first-rate casting propel this low key, noirish journey into the girl's search for the meaning behind the word puzzles that keep appearing in her life. Aided by her , anything but enthusiastic, male friend, the two of them reach the end of their quest , but with a price to be paid. The film never intends to answer all of its mysteries , but does an excellent job in the exposition of several plot twists
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First I'll write that Karoake is great, this follow-up is crap. The dialogue, characters, casting sets and plot all stink. Worse it makes a muddle of Karoake , which seemed to be an outstanding story on the nature of reality....how was Feeld affecting "real world" events ? Cold Lazarus never answers this and dwells on societal control of substitutes for things such as cigarettes and coffee ( tho never touching on why this should be important to the "ruling powers") ..crap. CL never explains how Feeld affected reality in Karoake, but throws in his twin brother's history in some meaningless way that does not settle the questions raised by Karoake at all.Cheap claptrap. What did Feeld say at the end ?
There are two dogs in this film, the enemy kills both of them with the adults showing zero concern. The canines are the only points of interest. Better to have dropped the war and kept the doggies. Rates a 2/10 unless you`re a devotee of animal films then a 6/10.
Dark Korean film with undercurrents that pull you in. Frequently stylish,if disjointed, who done it that seems a bit Argentoesque but has better performances, sequences that feature classical music enhance the beauty is the beast? mood. 8/10
Two art deco style eagles, ornamentation on a large office building, briefly come to life and the devotion of one to the other is the subject of this animation. Subtle shades of gray and yellow enhance the mood of this splendid animation.
I watched most of this film only due the presence of Mary Ward who plays a waifish psych doc in this tedious excuse for a sci-fi mystery thriller. Not a moment of "action" nor a line of dialogue is of the slightest interest in this loser. The acting is painful to endure. TV (not even TV movie) quality production. 2/10
There is not anyone who cares about animals more than do I. I have mixed feelings about My Dog Skip. The first 3/4 of the film is rather dull although Kevin Bacon is fine in his role as an unhappy disabled father. The last twenty-five minutes are pure gold BUT the boy/young man leaves his dog for three years to go abroad to school (the film does not make clear if he returned for visits) and Skip died (and no doubt spent these years mournng his departed friend) while the young man was away. And this film is about loyalty? I would not leave my dogs for any length of time for any reason.
Wallace Shawn , best known for his role in My Dinner With Andre, is memorable as a good hearted , but meek, father of a son who feels pressured by circumstances to the point of pretending that another man is his father. Film`s action hero finale is not all that terrific.
The lead (Lauren) comes over as a likeable heroine unlike other roles she has had in her career. The bad guy is menacing yet witty. He enjoys his work and I enjoyed the film. Fun but definately not a comedy.Reminds me of Warlock for mood. The sequel is good but not as good as this.
The film works quite well to show how animals are better than people. It`s up to a little girl to rescue an injured reindeer and bring out the good in her nasty father (Elliot). The elements of fantasy are held as only a possibility until the end. Not outstanding but should be seen by those interested in animal films 8/10 for animal lovers.
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