A bunch of 10-year-old kids rob pedestrians and kill without mercy. But after a failed bank robbery, the dangerous game comes to an end with twenty years of imprisonment. After two decades,... See full summary »
On their way home from the Isle of Wight Pop Festival, Jeff, Trev and Mick along with girlfriends Marty and Cathy decide to pitch a tent on private land. In the morning the land's owner ... See full summary »
'Tula, The Revolt' is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795. 'Tula The Revolt' ... See full summary »
This story follows a crazed man on his way to committing suicide on the towns nuclear plant with a bomb strap to his torso after being fired from the plant. But while up on top of the plant... See full summary »
An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that makes eldest son Nik a prime target and forces his sister, eldest daughter Rudina, to leave school in order to take over the family business.
Mortimer Clark, a forensic pathologist finds himself autopsying yet another teenage girl's body ravaged and torn by a large canine. The girls all have been slain on the full moon. A ... See full summary »
Julie Marie Hassett
Over 300 Shakespeare films from all over the world were produced during the silent era, most of which are now lost. This compilation from the BFI National Film and Television Archive showcases some of the very best material that survives.
A story of amour fou. Walt is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really... See full summary »
Wayward and uninhibited young runaway Kim has fallen in with a bad crowd. Kim decides to flee said crowd and goes to the west coast to reunite herself with her uptight and neurotic ... See full summary »
Ishigami comes home from work and discovers his wife dead. Just then, he receives a phone call from his wife and falls in utter confusion. Unexplainable things keep happening as Ishigami ... See full summary »
"Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore" is without the need for language and all the better for it. The story's quite simple and right there in the title - a criminal and a whore are in love within this world where the grit and grime are made to feel almost comforting; fueled of course by sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and ultimately the tragedy that comes along at the end of it all. It's a common story that's been told many times through words, for better or worse in the cinematography department.
Khavn doesn't hold back in his love for this story's setting, allowing the viewer to feel at home as he feels when he watches similar stories play out on-screen. The soundtrack is a slew of punk/pop-punk and different variations of the song "Ruined Heart" (made for the film, of course) and can really nestle the viewer's feelings from upbeat to somber, if they tend to be geared toward this style of music. The takeaway here isn't the story - God no - it's too common and going into this (or really many films of this genre) for the story is kind of a mistake. The story is more an excuse to give you these filthy yet tender set pieces, shot beautifully and with care, with physical montages from the actors, all set to invoke the affection for these insane moments in the lives of those who dwell in the criminal underbelly.
Maybe I'm just in the minority here, but "Ruined Heart" was so warm and easy to grasp. I've watched it on many rainy days now and it still hasn't fallen out of style for me. If this review reaches no one, I'd at least like to thank everyone who participated in the making of this film. You've given me something dear.
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