Sort by
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Fight for your fate.
Director: George Nolfi
Science Fiction
Thriller
Romance

A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

Two Worlds We live in two worlds with usually hidden doors between. One world is unexpectedly complex, powerful and cosmic in an apparently demented way. The second world we have to put up with. It is a world of rote mechanics and faux imagination. That first...


Published November 25, 2022
| Categorised as IMDB Comments, Ones |
Tagged: , ,
Poirot: Dumb Witness (1966)

Script Mysteries Egad. Watching these Suchet versions of Poirot is a real adventure. Following the tradition set by the BBC, each episode has a different adapter and director. The idea is that it is supposed to keep things fresh. After all, the selling points are the...


Published November 25, 2022
| Categorised as IMDB Comments, Ones |
Tagged: , ,
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
All roads lead to this
Director: Justin Lin
Action
Thriller
Crime

Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries; Dominic unexpectedly gets sidetracked with facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.

Precision Convoy I really have to give the producers credit for how they have tuned this franchise. At some point, the formula will have to outlive Diesel like Bond had to survive after Connery. The fans won't abandon the series but as with Bond, the...


Published November 25, 2022
| Categorised as IMDB Comments, Ones |
Tagged: , ,
Jamaica Inn (1939)
Charles Laughton's eyebrows have a lifestyle to maintain and don't care how many sailors die to maintain it.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Crime
History
Adventure
Thriller

In coastal Cornwall, England, during the early 19th Century, a young woman who's come there to visit her aunt, discovers that she's married an inkeeper who's a member of a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecking and murder for profit.

Piracy Hitchcock eventually made some transcendent films. But that would be way later than this period, where he did his work as instructed and on time. His contribution to cinema was the invention of the camera whose awareness deviated from the narrative bound in the actors. In...


Published November 24, 2022
| Categorised as IMDB Comments, Ones |
Tagged: , ,
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Director: Patrick Stettner
Drama
Thriller

A dark thriller about a successful businesswoman and her young assistant who toy with a slow-witted businessman while stuck at an airport hotel.

The Disconnected. So much of life consists of invisible missed opportunities. Usually, they are invisible because what we see appears so competent that it seems only natural that it be as it is. This is such an opportunity. Our two characters here are presented competently. Everything else...


Published November 24, 2022
| Categorised as IMDB Comments, Ones |
Tagged: , ,
Jungle Jitters (1938)
Director: Friz Freleng
Animation

Starts out with a tribe of African cannibals imitating Native Americans. After this, they do the new Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theme "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down." Then a sloppy stuttering salesman knocks on their doors, and they bring him in and put him in a pot of boiling water. The queen of the tribe wants to see the man. She falls in love with him. They get married, but when the salesman sees he has to kiss the bride, he decides he'd be better off being dinner for a tribe of hungry cannibals.

Bamboozled I usually see these “banned” things and react variously. I think Amos and Andy, for instance is ennobling, and the often respected “Song of the South” disgusting in it racial typing. This one seems pretty offensive too, especially at the beginning where multi-hued cannibals prance around...


Published November 24, 2022
| Categorised as IMDB Comments, Ones |
Tagged: , ,
Keeping Up With the Steins (2006)
A 13-year-old boy uses his upcoming bar mitzvah to reconcile the strained relationship between his father and grandfather.
Director: Scott Marshall
Comedy

All hilarity breaks loose in this heartwarming coming-of-age comedy when three generations of Fiedlers collide in a crazy family reunion. As they prepare for the biggest Bar Mitzvah on the block, they begin to see that they're much more alike than they'd originally thought.

Unsacred Feather Suppose you are a fairly powerful man in TeeVee, and have some standing in the movie world. Suppose also that you have been a poor father to a son that is fairly incompetent at life. He wants to become a filmmaker, and you have...


Published November 24, 2022
| Categorised as IMDB Comments, Ones |
Tagged: , ,
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
Director: Mira Nair
Drama
History
Romance

Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the throne as the sole heir. After the marriage, Raj gets bored of Tara and starts seeking another female to satisfy his sexual needs. He notices Maya and is instantly attracted to her. He has her included as one of his courtesans, and is intimate with her. Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact.

Club Exotica One of the several foibles of the United States is that we have no indigenous sexual exotica. All sexual archetypes are inherited from predecessor cultures (excepting the competing African-American cultures), which is one reason -- I believe -- that US popular culture is so...


Published November 24, 2022
| Categorised as IMDB Comments, Ones |
Tagged: , ,
The Bone Collector (1999)
Two cops on the trail of a serial killer. They must see as one... They must act as one... They must think as one... Before another victim falls.
Director: Phillip Noyce
Drama
Mystery
Thriller
Crime

Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The murderer's special signature is to leave tantalizing clues based on the grim remains of his crimes.

About Being About This thoroughly mundane film is based on a story woven around a very intelligent idea. Many films these days are written by writers writing about writing. And so it is here. The detective story is a modern invention, invented by Poe and popularized by...


Published November 22, 2022
| Categorised as IMDB Comments, Ones |
Tagged: , ,
The Amityville Horror (2005)
What happened over the next 28 days has never been explained.
Director: Andrew Douglas
Horror

George Lutz and his wife Kathleen move into their Long Island dream house with their children only for their lives to be turned into a hellish nightmare. The legacy of a murder committed in the house gradually affects the family and a priest is brought in to try and exorcise the demonic presence from their home.

The House I don’t know why writers and filmmakers so often miss the point. The genre is the haunted house movie, and it exists for a very good reason. The most primitive fears are not of things or people but of situations. Of situations, and the ones...


Published November 22, 2022
| Categorised as IMDB Comments, Ones |
Tagged: , ,
preloader image