"Cry Freedom" seems to be the lost gem of cinema which powerfully captures the brutal, bitter politics of apartheid and the silencing of activist voices by any means necessary....while covering the bloody tracks through Orwellian verbiage.
There seems to be a trend for movies (which are guaranteed to generate box-office buzz) to clock in around the three-hour mark. Directors may be getting more leverage due to the spiraling cost of tickets -- which is not a bad thing.
This nation is one big hustle. And - if anything - the sprawling movie shows the characters moving in one direction for a big coup.....but you know they will drop a dime on their "teammates" for a bigger slice of the pie. There is no sharing when the bottom line comes to an end of the game within the game.
This should probably say 'bikini kill'
You posted this story earlier and you stilm could not correct Bikini Girl to Bikini Kill???
"This movie became a part of wrapping stuff up," she says. "I felt like I could do anything I wanted because everything was archived. It doesn't belong to me anymore; it belongs to everyone else. Everything that comes on top of all this is just gravy. Hopefully, it's super-delicious gravy that everybody in the universe wants and it's on the top of good mashed potatoes."
A genius with words. #dumbass #prolife #abortionsarenotbirthcontrol
Bikini Girl?????? Really?
And She's pretty!!!!
I think thats a must see movie!!!!
Looks cannot cover up bad acting....
Twilight is full of that....
Jennifer Lawrence is subline....That chick from the twilight thing is too....uhhh....clunky...Yeah Clunky...No natural movement...
Great review from a film critic who understands the value of a movie from the perspective of the audience rather than the typical cynic who is filled with arrogance and indifference. The main objective of a movie is to entertain rather than meet some elitist literary agenda. Kudos for rising about the snob-filled stench of the sub-standard critic world!
I saw it this weekend and this review was spot on. One of the worst movies I've seen in a long time - feel cheated.
from the name of this movie, i can only assume it's a documentary about a marriage counselor.
Is a coming-of-age story supposed to end with a finale where someone's life hangs by a thin thread? And is it possible that you, mr reviewer, found the film, "pretty damn boring" because you are a man watching a film about women?
I am having a whopper with cheese and bacon from my favorite place Burger King
But it HAS to be good! I'm still pretending that Prometheus wasn't a bloated disaster, and Blood Meridian is like my favorite book ever! I don't have to actually see the film to know that if this (or any) critic didn't like it, it's simply because he or she didn't UNDERSTAND it!
As soon as I finish making this Breve (omg people, why don't you losers ever TIP??!) I'm going to look up this critic's other reviews and use them to declare his opinion on The Counselor totally invalid.
I wonder what the reviewer would say about a David Lynch film?
Or Terrence Malick?
Youtube the reactions of people coming out of the London screening.
"This is an adult film. A film for grown ups."
The last thing adults want is a film that spells everything out and doesn't
require multiple viewings to understand all the intricacies subtly laid
out by a director.
The lead has no name? And??? That's a complaint?
If you were old enough to understand Western tropes you would understand
this fact was discussed in the 30 minute conference days (weeks?) ago.
It's called the man with no name and it signifies this film is partially a western in disguise.
Agreed. "abstraction and philosophy" is what is MISSING from film today.
I'll be first in line.
"The central flaw of the film, though, comes (surprisingly) at the hands of Cormac McCarthy, the manly-man novelist (author of No Country for Old Men, among others) who wrote a script so dripping with abstraction and philosophy that it often feels like we're watching half of a film, the half that ought to have been edited out. With a nonstop barrage of cameos, monologues and no prominent storyline, the movie is a narrative disaster"
Ahh, so it was Shakespearean and not dumbed down enough for you. I see. Well, I'll be at the theater the minute it opens then. Thanks for the review.
September 21-27, 2016
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