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01 �ritsu uch�gun Oneamisu no tsubasa(1987)
02 A la medianoche y media(1999)
03 Alegre ma non troppo(1994)
04 Carapate, La(1978)
05 Chance of a Lifetime(1998)(TV)
06 City Hall(1996)
07 Conte d'automne(1998)
08 Daddy Nostalgie(1990)
09 Deuda, La(1997)
10 Flor de mi secreto, La(1995)
11 Geschichte vom weinenden Kamel, Die(2003)
12 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me(1993)
13 Hollywood Ending(2002)
14 In weiter Ferne, so nah!(1993)
15 Lord Love a Duck(1966)
16 Madelief: Krassen in het tafelblad(1998)
17 Maja Steinansikt(1996)
18 Nadie hablar� de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto(1995)
19 The Nightmare Before Christmas(1993)
20 Okno v Parizh(1994)
21 Pizza, birra, faso(1998)
22 The Prisoner of Second Avenue(1975)
24 Storm Watch(2002)
25 Sus ojos se cerraron y el mundo sigue andando(1997)
26 Tregua, La(1997)
01 � la folie.. pas du tout(2002)
03 And Now.. Ladies and Gentlemen..(2002)
04 Be Cool(2005)
10 Cidade de Deus(2002)10
11 Clerks II(2006)
15 Debbie Does Dallas(1978)
16 A Doll's House(1973/I)
17 The Fog(2005)
21 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(2004)
23 Henry Fool(1997)
27 Hodet over vannet(1993)
28 The Hollywood Sign(2001)
30 Hotel Rwanda(2004)
32 Inherit the Wind(1960)
37 Lucky Number Slevin(2006)
39 Mean Creek(2004)
40 Mildred Pierce(1945)8
41 Moonshine Highway(1996)(TV)
42 Mother Night(1996)
43 Mr & Mrs Smith(2005)
44 The Musketeer(2001)
47 Petite voleuse, La(1988)
50 Scener ur ett �ktenskap(1973)
52 Streets of Gold(1986)
54 Too Young to Die?(1990)(TV)
56 The Worst Witch(1986)(TV)
001 � la belle �toile(1993)
002 3 Weltkrieg, Der(1998)(TV)
003 The 39 Steps(1935)
004 48 Hrs(1982)
005 The Addams Family(1991)
006 The Adventures of Baron Munchausen(1988)
007 An Affair to Remember(1957)
010 Amantes del C�rculo Polar, Los(1998)
011 Amants du Pont-Neuf, Les(1991)
012 Amants, Les(1958)
014 American Beauty(1999)
015 Amores perros(2000)
018 Apocalypse Now(1979)
019 Ascenseur pour l'�chafaud(1958)
020 An Awfully Big Adventure(1995)
021 The Baby-Sitters Club(1995)
022 Back to the Future(1985)
023 Back to the Future Part II(1989)
024 Back to the Future Part III(1990)
025 Bare skyer beveger stjernene(1998)
026 Beautiful Girls(1996)
027 Belle �toile(1938)
028 Black Day Blue Night(1995)
029 Blazen tot honderd(1998)
030 Bolletjes blues!(2006)
031 The Book of Life(1998)
032 Bowling for Columbine(2002)
033 Br�derna Lejonhj�rta(1977)
034 Breakfast at Tiffany's(1961)
035 Breaking the Waves(1996)
036 Broadway Danny Rose(1984)
037 Bugsy Malone(1976)
038 Bullets Over Broadway(1994)
039 Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il(1966)
040 C'era una volta il West(1968)
041 Cape Fear(1991)
042 Charlie & Louise - Das doppelte Lottchen(1994)
043 Choses de la vie, Les(1970)
044 Christiane F - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo(1981)
045 Chun gwong cha sit(1997)
046 Chung Hing sam lam(1994)
047 City Lights(1931)
048 Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977)
049 Clubbed to Death(Lola)(1996)
050 Code inconnu: R�cit incomplet de divers voyages(2000)
051 The Cold Light of Day(1996)
052 Crimes and Misdemeanors(1989)
053 Dark City(1998)
054 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid(1982)
056 Diagonale du fou, La(1984)
057 Dial M for Murder(1954)
058 Die Hard: With a Vengeance(1995)
059 Donnie Darko(2001)
060 The Doors(1991)
061 Double vie de V�ronique, La(1991)
063 Drie beste dingen in het leven, De(1992)
066 Empire of the Sun(1987)
068 Esp�ritu de la colmena, El(1973)
069 Europa Europa(1990)
070 Everyone Says I Love You(1996)
074 Fahrenheit 9/11(2004)
075 Fall Time(1995)
077 Fanny och Alexander(1982)
078 Feeling Minnesota(1996)
079 Femme d�fendue, La(1997)
080 The Fifth Element(1997)
081 Fight Club(1999)
082 Fille de 15 ans, La(1989)
083 Fille seule, La(1995)
084 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within(2001)
086 Forbrydelsens element(1984)
087 Foreign Correspondent(1940)
088 Four Weddings and a Funeral(1994)
089 From Dusk Till Dawn(1996)
090 *beep* �m�l(1998)
092 Funny Face(1957)
096 Gosford Park(2001)
097 The Great Dictator(1940)
098 The Great Gatsby(1974)
099 Harriet the Spy(1996)
101 Hideous Kinky(1998)
102 Hola, �est�s sola?(1995)
103 Hommes, femmes, mode d'emploi(1996)
104 The Hours(2002)
105 How to Irritate People(1968)(TV)
106 I Know What You Did Last Summer(1997)
107 Ice Station Zebra(1968)
108 The Ice Storm(1997)
110 Independence Day(1996)
113 It's a Wonderful Life(1946)
114 Jesus Christ Superstar(1973)
118 Kalle och �nglarna(1993)
119 King Kong(1976)
123 Land and Freedom(1995)
124 Last Night(1998/I)
125 Lawn Dogs(1997)
126 Lectrice, La(1988)
128 Legends of the Fall(1994)
129 Lilja 4-ever(2002)
130 Lola rennt(1998)
131 The Long Goodbye(1973)
132 The Long Kiss Goodnight(1996)
133 The Longest Day(1962)
134 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)
135 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers(2002)
136 Lost and Delirious(2001)
137 Lost Angel(1943)
138 Lost in Space(1998)
139 Mad Dog and Glory(1993)
144 The Matrix(1999)
145 The Meaning of Life(1983)
147 Micki + Maude(1984)
148 Miracle on 34th Street(1994)
149 Mission: Impossible(1996)
150 Mon p�re, ce h�ros(1991)
152 Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle(1994)
153 Murder in the First(1995)
154 My Fair Lady(1964)
155 My Girl(1991)
156 Mystery Train(1989)
157 Natural Born Killers(1994)
158 Natural City(2003)
159 Night on Earth(1991)
161 No Child of Mine(1997)(TV)
162 North by Northwest(1959)
164 Now and Then(1995)
165 O Brother, Where Art Thou?(2000)
166 Ocean's Twelve(2004)
167 Once Upon a Time in America(1984)
169 P�jaro de la felicidad, El(1993)
170 Paper Moon(1973)
172 Party Girl(1995)
173 Per qualche dollaro in pi�(1965)
174 Petite bande, La(1983)
178 Pulp Fiction(1994)
180 Requiem for a Dream(2000)
181 Reservoir Dogs(1992)
182 Richard III(1995)
183 Roman Holiday(1953)
184 Romeo + Juliet(1996)
185 Romeo and Juliet(1968/I)
186 A Room with a View(1985)
187 The Royal Tenenbaums(2001)
189 Sal� o le 120 giornate di Sodoma(1975)
190 Se mig nu(2001)
191 The Secret Garden(1993)
192 Shadow of a Doubt(1943)
193 The Shining(1980)
194 Short Cuts(1993)
196 Silent Trigger(1996)
197 Six Degrees of Separation(1993)
198 Sliding Doors(1998)
200 The Sound of Music(1965)
201 Star Wars(1977)
207 Sweet and Lowdown(1999)
208 The Sweet Hereafter(1997)
210 Take a Girl Like You(2000)(TV)
211 Tank Girl(1995)
212 Terminator 2: Judgment Day(1991)
213 The Terminator(1984)
215 Thir13en Ghosts(2001)
216 The Thirteenth Floor(1999)
217 Total Recall(1990)
218 Touch of Evil(1958)
221 Trois couleurs: Bleu(1993)
222 Trois couleurs: Rouge(1994)
223 True Romance(1993)
225 Trzy kolory: Bialy(1994)
226 Twilight Zone: The Movie(1983)
227 Ulee's Gold(1997)
228 Ulvepigen Tinke(2002)
229 Un divan � New York(1996)
231 The Usual Suspects(1995)
233 Vida es silbar, La(1998)
234 Vie r�v�e des anges, La(1998)
235 The War Zone(1999)
236 What's Eating Gilbert Grape(1993)
237 When Harry Met Sally..(1989)
238 Where Eagles Dare(1968)
239 While You Were Sleeping(1995)
240 Who Framed Roger Rabbit(1988)
241 Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue(1992)
243 Y aura-t-il de la neige � No�l?(1996)
244 Y tu mam� tambi�n(2001)
245 The Young Americans(1993)
246 Zabriskie Point(1970)
247 Zazie dans le m�tro(1960)
003 50 First Dates(2004)
004 A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash(2006)
005 A Murder of Crows(1999)(V)
006 �on Flux(2005)
007 Ballet Shoes(2007)(TV)
009 Black Snake Moan(2006)
010 Blood Diamond(2006)
011 C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America(2004)
014 Children of Men(2006)9
018 Dear Wendy(2005)
019 Death of a President(2006)8
020 Deja Vu(2006)
025 Fail Safe(2000)(TV)
026 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children(2005)
028 Four Brothers(2005)
029 Goyangileul butaghae(2001)
030 Hard Candy(2005)6
033 Hide and Seek(2005)
034 I Am Legend(2007)
035 In America(2002)
036 Itty Bitty Titty Committee(2007)
037 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang(2005)
038 Land of Plenty(2004)8
039 Land of the Blind(2006)
040 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events(2004)
041 Little Miss Sunshine(2006)
042 Man on Fire(2004)
043 My Life Without Me(2003)
044 Paris, je t'aime(2006)
045 Prozac Nation(2001)
046 Resident Evil: Apocalypse(2004)
047 Silent Hill(2006)
048 Sin City(2005)
049 Snakes on a Plane(2006)
050 Standing Still(2005/II)
But, at the not-so-same token, young actresses often look OLDER than they really are, and they dress and behave accordingly. This makes for a double whammy: for example, the typical 16 year old actress is asked to play a 12 year old daughter of someone, and looks likes she's twenty one. Case in point, in Hard Candy, Ellen Page is supposed to be 14, but she seems to have been 17 at the time of shooting, and when you watch the film and interviews of that time, she sounds like a 21 year old. Casting agents often complain that all the 15 year olds in Hollywood look 21 ...
Fruitvale Station (2013)
A sober telling of a gripping story
I really like this film, and it's a story that can't be told enough in the America of 2014
I really liked the way they told it, they showed ALL sides of this guy, Oscar Grant, the good as well as the bad. I remember seeing that youtube vids and I thought, well, that's just how it is in America. And given the Trayvon Martin case, I was sadly correct.
The film shows the last day of Oscar Grant, and it's really sparsely told, you see the exact things which lead to his death, and some scenes to make you aware of his humanity. He was just a man, flawed like all of us, he lost his job, didn't tell his girlfriend about it, he did some time, didn't wanna go back so bad he threw out a whole bag of weed, he cared for a stray dog, he fought with his mother, he had a bad temper in prison. One of the tragedies is that probably a lot people are gonna feel guilt: the customer for calling out his name, and alerting his enemy to him. His girlfriend for forcing him to go out while he didn't want to. Above all his mom, for making him take the train. Perhaps his daughter will some anger, and think that if only he listened to her, he'd still be alive. All these emotions are understandable but they shouldn't feel guilt about it. The real guilty party was the cop and he got punished. Too light, if you ask me, but at least something was done. It's good that their bossed quit after firing the cops. The real culprit is this trigger happy culture that is now prevalent in Europe too. Cops just shoot, they get so scared and shoot for no good reason.
It's really a hard film to watch, I did something I never do, I looked at the time to see how much time was left to go. Because this is so unjust.
Before we all start screaming that America is a racist place and that Americans are all evil monsters, this happens in Europe too, and we just never hear about it. Afaik, in 2013 at least two under 18 black teens got shot and killed in the Netherland, 2 in France, about five in Britain, and a an African beach seller got beaten up by neo Nazis in Spain. So, let's not feel smug about it.
This happens everywhere. Trayvon Martin is a extremely gruesome case, but in Europe, this often if not always, hardly makes the news.
I am glad that at least some sort justice was delivered, because I thought for sure that the killer would walk away scot-free
Glad he didn't.
great idea, very flawed writing, big plot holes
This movie, it's sad, it could have been another Primer, but they forgot the number one rule of low budget SF: the writing must SPOTLESS. And it wasn't.
the outline is that Tom invents some machine that allows you to restore your own memory, but it can also be used to go into others peoples minds. Now, the first major plot-hole is so obvious, they should have lampooned it: Tom should have realized this himself, it should not have been a surprise to him. But when he does realize, the possibilities for abuse, like finding peoples passwords and codes seem endless. This doesn't even come up at all.
So, Tom, the inventor, gets stuck in Anthonys mind, sure. but it's weird, how come, all of a sudden after FOUR years Tom realizes that Anthony can see him? There's no change in Antony.
also, at the end, it tries to do too much at once: happy reunion with the wife, killing the drug-pusher, blame his father for the set up, realizing that Antony is innocent. Also, it's really weak sauce that this whole complicated return of Tom in his own brain, which requires a special setup with his trained assistant, can apparently also be done with a home-improvement DIY kit by his non-technical, and (understandably) overly emotional wife?? Really improbable! Also, wouldn't the priority be to call a doctor? Finally, what happens to Antony? does he go to Toms mind now, does he die? It's wholly unclear.
All in all, very sloppy writing, which should never have happened, since writing can be done without a time constraint. Sure, it might be that they had to cut too much out for time, but still Still, a sympathetic effort, but in the end, forgettable.
Very hard for black people to watch.
I suppose there are whites for whom this would be hard to watch as well, but I guess black people will identify more with the victim, to a deep emotional level.
This film won't come entirely as a shock to those who know the many injustices of American justice system. The Trayvon Martin case shows that there's still a humongous amount of class justice, or rather racist justice over there, one set of laws for whites, and one set for blacks.
This is exactly at the heart of the events in this film. A black man is brought in for questioning, because his wife was found dead in their house, having bled out. Now, as the situation becomes clear during the film, you really get the feeling, to a point of certainty, that if this had happened to a white family, the husband would NOT have been hauled in for questioning, would NOT have been treated like a criminal, would NOT have been separated from his kids all night. The problem of not being able to call a lawyer wouldn't even have arisen.
The policemen are feeling that the election of Thatcher allows them all sorts of rights they previous were denied by the Labour government: Now they feel empowered to harass every non-white person, sent them back if "they step out of line", even once.
So that's the situation: Two policemen, who feel overjoyed that the Thatcher win has now allowed them to bring their inner racist out in the open. And they judge the situation completely through a racist lens: black woman, dead, bled out, black husband, and of course blacks are animals, who are such savages that they wouldn't even use the NHS to get an abortion, so they used a screwdriver instead.
That, and not whatever a doctor told the policemen what happened, has led to the horrendous police brutality shown here.
The police jumped to the most racist conclusion their fascist minds could think up about the situation, without ever even trying to be objective about it. No! Because "blacks are animals, everyone knows that!" It took me about 2 minutes to realize that I didn't really wanna watch this movie, and I tried not to, but I got sucked in by the situation and the quality of acting.
Brownian Movement (2010)
Portraits of Michelle Williams as a prettier and German nymphomaniac.
As usual, I know nothing but the title (and sometimes who's in it) about films I'm gonna watch, not even genre, but with this one, I also saw the poster. These days, everything about movies is hugely predictive and spoilerish, so with a title like this, I could sense that it would be drama, and quite frankly, because of the poster and the likeness of Huller with Williams, I thought: Aha, some good American Indie drama.
Well, turns out I wasn't too far off, as this was definitely not some mainstream BS for the multiplexes.
Brownian Movement is a very slow study in the exposure of the dark side of perfectly well adjusted (and I hate that phrase, well-adjusted) successful medical doctor. The title refers to phenomenon that molecules in fluids still move very slowly in states of rest. To give you an impression of how slow the movie is, the first shot of the movie is a static shot of a very nice upscale apartment, about a minute long, which is long, if not an eternity, in this age of attention deficit disorders.
It's a film in three episodes, or parts, and it opens with Charlotte a pretty Berlin medical doctor renting an apartment in Brussels, where she works and lives with her husband, an architect and one child.
As it appears, Charlotte rented the apartment in order to have sex with other men, varying from the average to the highly unattractive obese. Everything is OK, until Charlotte accidentally meets one of her lovers at her husbands place of work and she gets such a fit that she faints. In part 2, she goes into therapy for this, sometimes even with her husband, while her precise condition is never clearly stated. Eventually, her medical license is revoked (which seems fascist to me, you can get your medical license revoked for sleeping around??. Or, it might be that some of her lovers were her patients as well.), and in part three, she and her husband and son, and some new children, twins are now living in India, where the film ends.
Brownian movement is an extremely understated movie, with sometimes breathtakingly cinematography, comprised mostly of static shots. The only moving shots are when the camera is in a car. Otherwise, the film is rather like leafing through someones photo book, with only shots of Charlotte in it. This might be a weakness, the medium is after all, film, and it would be a good thing to have at least some attempt at sweeping camera shots. The acting, also by the underused Bakema is superb. And of course it's very pleasing to watch the very attractive Huller, who really does look like Michelle Williams almost twin sister.
Many things remain unclear, like who is Isaac, in what language do Charlotte and Max declare their love for one another after love making, (it's not English, French or German) and why does Charlotte sleep with all this rather ugly, gross looking men? I mean, obese, hairy guy? WTF?
About that, it's nice that the movie doesn't attempt any explanations, other than Charlotte's remark that sleeping with those men and sleeping with her husband are two things which aren't related at all, and that giving an explanation would make things much worse. But it does make one curious. Then again, with movies like these, the room for discussion it leaves, will tell you much about the person you're going to see the movie with ....;)
What I really curious about is if Michelle Williams knows that she has a German twin who is as good of an actress she is, or better.
The Purge (2013)
The Purge is already happening! Read here how.
The point of The Purge is NOT showing us a good or likely way to end the recession. Nor is trying to tell us that this is a way to reduce violence.
No, the POINT of the movie is of course addressing the ridiculous gun laws in the USA and how over-the-top they've become. Sandy Hook has shown us that the subversive NRA-element in our midst doesn't really care how much kids are being killed, they're always gonna pervert any tragedy into a call for more, not less guns. When Tucson happened, they managed to convince the father of the 9 year old girl to cry and to not blame guns.
Of course, if people kill people and guns don't kill people, what the hell do they need guns for?
It's showing one likely consequence of the current gun-culture. It's asking: "What could be the ultimate consequence of lax gun laws?" Oops sorry, 'free' gun laws.
Yhe movie is not really trying to be realistic, and that is it's main weakness: The story is so full of holes, that it completely detracts from the message. It allows the gun nuts to say: "This sort of thing would never have happened to me, because I would have done this and that", like, bought a generator. Instead of addressing the real issue, namely, what do we do about all these guns in the hands of extreme fear-mongered people?
I think there's also a sizable minority, like 30-35% that truly believes that killing all the poor people will revive the economy and reduce crime. However, the MOST damaging criminals are white collar criminals, like Goldman Sachs, who openly lied to their customers, in order to sell them faulty products and still weren't indicted for fraud.
Imagine that GM sold you a faulty car with an exploding motor, and it DID explode, wouldn't GM be sued?
So, killing all the poor people would NOT reduce crime, would not solve a thing. That aspect DOES highlight an immoral, vicious and un-Christian streak in American society: the conviction that poor people are poor because they're lazy, that the poor have only themselves to blame for their poverty, and, it's CERTAINLY not the fault of the rich paying too little in taxes. That's quite a sick attitude, an extremist right-wing variation on blaming the victim. But it's an attitude that's very popular because it absolves the middle class from doing anything about poverty.
Ain't that mighty Christian of them?
A Gothic Japanese version of events
This is a very beautiful movie.
The story seems somewhat confusing.
I guess that is because i never played the game.
Still, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the fight scenes. and the level of detail, the hair, the leather gloves, outfit, etc.
The characters, while ostensibly very "white", lotsa blue eyes and blond hair, all have subtle Japanese/Asian features, even the 'black' character.
What's not very subtle, but very Japanese, is the way the characters nod their approval or support, it's a typical subdued movement, very Japanese! This would address the often heard criticism of Japanese animation that it's so westernised, the round eyes, and the blondes etc.
The villains are very Gothic looking, which is creepy and weird.
Four Lions (2010)
Everyone is a giant f|_|ck-up
Huge *SPOILERS* ahead!!!
The movie is about five really incompetent jihadists, and it's a REALLY good example of why British humour is superior to American humour, which is not that hard, or European humour (harder) to do.
The story is that these four guys, Pakistani blokes, are gonna be terrorists, and they set out to be jihadists.
It's hard to say who gets mocked more: the War on Terror, the CIA who fights it, or the would-be jihadists themselves/Al Queda. Because it's shown that the so-called terrorist threat is largely exaggerated. And, we ARE TOO reminded of the underwear bomber and the shoe bomber, who actually WERE pretty incompetent.
Is making fun of a terror threat disrespectful of the victims of terror attacks? Some might feel offended, but in the end, thinking about this stuff in a humouristic and philosophical way is the best way to get over it. You can't sit around feeling all depressed for the rest of your life.
This film is a reinforcement of the observation that most criminals are quite stupid. Same goes for terrorists. It's when you get SMART terrorists, who think things trough, that mayhem ensues.
I really don't remember WHY i downloaded this, but I am really glad I did, because as per usual i knew literally NOTHING about the movie before I started watching it.
Why is this such a great movie? Well, perhaps, because the would be terrorist are so sincere, but also so clumsy, which makes the five friends so endearing. But mostly because the main message is that every one of us, is a huge f|_|ck up. All we humans do is mucking about and muddling through, and that point is especially driven home by the police and anti-terrorist snipers who, of course, get the wrong guys, kill innocent bystanders and arrest all the wrong people.
The only beef I have with this is that Kayvan Novak (Waj) seems a bit too manly and handsome to play the role of the Big Dumb Bloke.
I like the ending. It would have been wrong to have a happy ending, since happy endings are just stories that aren't finished yet.
Especially Omar, when he realizes that he's the last one, AND is the smartest of the bunch, still walks into the chemists and does his thing. I wasn't even really sad about it, the way I'm usually sad about these films where a group of friends die one by one. It was perfectly fitting: the incompetent bombers all die, and they die pretty meaningless deaths.
So, yes, everyone is a giant f-up. Except for the makers of this film, of course ... ;)
Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)
Stupid, and not just politically stupid.
Ayn Rand was of course someone who argued against the Soviet Union in the wrong country: America. Her irrational fear that the USA might change into Russia has led her to vent a lot of horse manure.
What's especially funny, is that, for all her hot air against anything government, she's was happy to live on a pension provided by the tax payers.
What's wrong with the message of the movie? Well, for starters, there are a number of Straw Men in the film: 1. State Science Institute? Yah, maybe in Soviet Russia. Never in America. This is unnecessarily defending private research against an non-existent enemy. Private Research AKA Big Corp abusing science just to sell you more things you don't need, has been strong in this country and is STILL very strong. 2. Flat wages? In a company? GIMME A BREAK! In a time of extreme income gap, there's little chance of that. Again, defense against a non-existent enemy.
Much of Rands ideals came true: deregulation, low to no tax for the rich and Big Corp. All these ideas crashed the economy in 2008 and it caused the euro crisis. And it seems that her ideas are still popular, judging by how close the polls are.
3. Movie falsely suggestive that individual achievements go unrewarded. NEVER EVER in the history of mankind can one person use the country's infrastructure, and freeload off of it.
What's wrong with the story of the movie itself? 1. One man, one company? In 2016, consolidation is unheard of? How could this faze a smart business man like Reardon? He could easily have CONSOLIDATED all of his business. There's no need to make him into a victim, by letting him sign all his companies away. They make it seem as if this was worse than actually giving ones children away. Actually, there might be something to that, considering the ease with which the Reichwing advises to give unwanted newly borns up for adoption.
2. Untested metal? Testing the metal BEFORE the maiden voyage is impossible?
3. Government official looks like a small nonWASPy weasel, but Reardon (Our Hero) looks like a Norse Viking God, a tennis champion.. Tsssk
This was definitely weird
spoilers, and not only on this film. you've been warned.
This was a decent film, but it certainly had it's weird and frankly, badly written moments.
It's about a 28 year old matrass sales man Brian. We know that he 28, cos his father had him when he was 52 and he's going to his father 80th birthday.
He then meets this girl, a daughter of a customer.
I really thought this was some book adaptation gone bad, because, out of the blue, this girl wants to have sex with Brian.
Also, his attacker pulls a Tyler Durden on him, which is never explained.
Also, the baby all of a sudden is already there? Weird.
It seems people are upset this is marketed as a romcom. I mean, get over it, it's not the filmmakers responsibility to deal with marketing.
This is a good film, with great actors, some of which are under used, like Clarke Peters and Leven Rambin, although she's kinda overrated.
But the story has loose ends, and not in a good, open-ended kind of way.
Definitive cinematographic marvel about the Human Condition
Casshern is an overwhelming visual spectacle, which didn't get as many awards as it deserved. But don't get fooled by all the visuals and the violence. Casshern most definitely has something profound to say about life, the universe, people and everything. And why it all seems so effed up.
It tells the classic tale of a family in a war situation: Azuma, a war scientist, his wife Midori, their son Tetsuya, his fiancé Luna and her father, a colleague of Azuma. One war, between the Eastern Federation (thinly disguised Japan) and Eurasia has ended, ("1984", anyone?) and another is about to begin, this time with some Frankensteinian monsters, created by Azuma. (Which, oh which real-life country also participates in this pattern of perpetual war?) Tetsuya has decided to go to war, even against the wishes of his parents and his fiancé. And then .....
Casshern is very clearly an anti-war movie, which is not shy about graphically showing war-crimes, committed by the supposedly good guy. It clearly invokes images of US soldiers in Iraq, although the set decoration and cinematography is clearly inspired by the interbellum years, like in movies like "Richard III".
It's also an homage to comic books and graphic novels of all ages.
The acting is superb, and the casting has been outstanding, but most of all the music, the score approaches Morricone levels of flawless integration. Sublime!