(Japanese with English subtitles) In the year 2000, after being retired for a while, an old time actor is cast in a low-budget film. However, he realizes how the soulless, assembly-line ... See full summary »
When their mother dies, Danny and Jack must fend for themselves. Danny escapes with sex, drugs and music and Jack turns a mannequin into a surrogate parent. Finally, they must come to terms with each other.
Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless seventeen-year-old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent bystander to accessory to premeditated murder after giving a few friends a lift.
Japan, 250 years ago. Soetsu is a moneylender who is killed by the cruel samurai Shinzaemon. His body is dumped in the Kasenega-Fuchi river. According to legend, all who drown in the river ... See full summary »
A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
Kristin Scott Thomas,
While the film advertises "from the director of The Ring" director Hideo Nakata was, in fact, the director of the original Japanese film Ringu (1998) to which would inspire the American remake The Ring (2003) by American director Gore Verbinski. Nakata however would return to direct the American sequel The Ring Two (2005) See more »
The film was altered based on advice given by the BBFC at the script stage to avoid a potential 18 certificate. Several lines of sexual dialogue were altered, and the filmmakers were also advised to avoid "novel detail" when it came to shoot the suicide scenes. See more »
One of the best aspects of this movie (which is NOT, as it has been marketed, a horror movie) is the depiction of the internet into a physical space. It is really, really well done, and anyone (even slightly) familiar with the world of chatrooms will be blown away by the realism.
The movie goes back and forth between "real life" (the outside world) and internet life (the conversations and chats of the protagonists, here represented into a physical reality, so as not to spend an hour and 46 minutes filming youth typing on a keyboard).
It is not a horror movie, but rather a good psychological thriller, with the story of a disturbed teen who tries to alleviate his own misery by making others miserable. It is also a good look into the seedier, sleazier parts of the internet, where anything can happen, and where violence (although entirely psychological) can be very, very real.
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