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Eyewitness 1970

Eyewitness 1970
1h 31min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | June 1970 (UK)

Storyline:

Witnessing an assassination, a boy claims the assassins are hunting him. With his older sister, the pair escape numerous attacks and are aided by their grandfather and a resourceful young bystander even under the spectre of martial law.

User review:

I suppose if you were 12 years old and lived in a lighthouse on a small island, you might be as naive as Mark Lester’s character, “Ziggy,” in this film. I suspect, though, that “not very smart” would need to be added, and I wonder if the correspondence to the comic strip character of the same name is more than coincidental. Everybody in this movie is a stereotype, but most irritating was Mark Lester himself who, after doing such a fine job in “Oliver!,” here only gets to run around looking perpetually frightened out of his wits. I don’t know for whom exactly this one was intended, but if you’re not totally impressed by loud motorcycles with bad mufflers, I’d give it a miss.

Director: John Hough
Writers: Ronald Harwood (screenplay), John Harris (novel) (as Mark Hebden)
Stars: Mark Lester, Lionel Jeffries, Susan George
Country: UK
Language: English
Release Date: June 1970 (UK)
Also Known As: Sudden Terror
Filming Locations: Malta

Eyewitness 1970

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The Chumscrubber 2005

The Chumscrubber 2005
R | 1h 48min | Comedy, Drama | 5 October 2006 (Germany)

Storyline:

The Chumscrubber starts out with Troy, a normal teenager who supplies “feel good” pills to everyone in his high school (this way he spreads happiness all around). But when his friend Dean pays him a visit, Dean discovers Troy has hanged himself in his bedroom during one of his mother’s pool parties. After the death, three local teens: Billy, Lee, and Crystal, want what’s left of Troy’s stash of pills and they know that Dean is the only one who knows where they are. But when Dean refuses to get the pills, the three teens kidnap Dean’s little brother, until they realize they’ve kidnapped the wrong kid.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for language, violent content, drug material and some sexuality

User review:

I just watched this movie last night, and I can see this movie as being one you either really like, or you really hate. I personally found it very interesting, especially in the portrayal of suburbia being “perfect,” but when you look closer everyone has just as many flaws as any other person. The performances are solid as well as the soundtrack, but sometimes the movie moves a little slow, but then again what movie doesn’t? If you are not tired of the typical teen angst movie, then I suggest this movie. Although some people gave this a very bad review, I suggest you to just keep an open mind while watching it, you probably won’t be disappointed. There are only a few flaws throughout the movie, and also it exaggerates parents not paying attention to their kids very much and has a few unbelievable moments, but some of it is just because of the satire. I really liked this movie and I hope you do too!

Director: Arie Posin
Writers: Arie Posin (story), Zac Stanford (screenplay)
Stars: Jamie Bell, Allison Janney, Rory Culkin

The Chumscrubber (2005)

108 min|Comedy, Drama|October 5, 2006
7.0Rating: 7.0 / 10 from 16,873 users
A darkly satiric story about life crumbling in the midst of a seemingly idyllic suburbia.

The Chumscrubber 2005

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Conviction 2010

Conviction 2010
R | 1h 47min | Biography, Drama | 5 November 2010 (USA)

Storyline:

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother’s (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated R for language and some violent images

User review:

In Ayer, Massachusetts, the siblings Betty Anne and Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Waters are very close to each other and they are neglected by their single mother and prostitute Elizabeth Waters (Karen Young).

In their come of age, Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is a troublemaker with a baby daughter hated by the local police department and Betty Anne (Hilary Swank) gets married and has two sons. When their neighbor is stabbed to death, the police officer Nancy Taylor (Melissa Leo) that has hatred for Kenny, arrests him and he is sent to court for trial.

Kenny and Betty Anne can not afford to hire a lawyer and Kenny is defended by a public defender. He is sentenced to life without probation, based on the evidence of his blood type and the testimony of his girlfriends Brenda Marsh (Clea DuVall) and Roseanna Perry (Juliette Lewis).

When Kenny tries to commit suicide in prison, his sister tells him that she will complete her elementary school and high-school to go to law school to reopen his case and overturn his sentence.

“Conviction” is the best courtroom drama of the Twentieth-First Century. The inspiring story of a waitress that decides to study to become a lawyer to defend her beloved and innocent brother that was sentenced to life without probation and release him after twenty years is one of the most beautiful examples of dedication, determination, devotion and fraternal love.

The top-notch performances of Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell and Juliette Lewis deserved nomination to the Oscar. The tragic and ironic fate of Kenny six months after his freedom is not mentioned in the film that stops the journey of the Waters family in the best moments of their lives. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): “A Condenação” (“The Conviction”)

Director: Tony Goldwyn
Writer: Pamela Gray
Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 5 November 2010 (USA)
Also Known As: Betty Anne Waters
Filming Locations: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Conviction 2010

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Nick 2016

Nick 2016
1h 47min | Drama, Thriller | 30 January 2016 (India)

Storyline:

Margret is a police officer in a small town where nothing ever happens. Her life is perfectly monotonous, and she is happy attending to the trivial problems of the sparse population. But her happiness is shattered when she receives a call from Social Services. Nick, her fifteenyear old stepbrother, has just been expelled from boarding school. Being the only direct relative on record, she will have to take care of him.

Director: Jose Pozo
Writers: Jose Pozo, Jose Pozo
Stars: Melina Matthews, Timothy Gibbs, Molly Malcolm, Cooper Crafar
Country: Andorra | Spain
Language: English
Release Date: 30 January 2016 (India)
Also Known As: Outlier
Filming Locations: Ordino, Andorra

Nick 2016

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File size : 1.47 GiB
Duration : 1 h 39 min
Overall bit rate : 2 114 kb/s

Die Welle 2008

Die Welle 2008
1h 47min | Drama, Thriller | 18 January 2008 (USA)

Storyline:

High school teacher, Rainer Wegner, may be popular with the students, but he’s also unorthodox. He’s forced to teach autocracy for the school’s project week. He’s less than enthusiastic at first, but the response of the students is surprising to say the least. He forces the students to become more invested in the prospect of self rule, and soon the class project has its own power and eerily starts to resemble Germany’s past. Can Wegner and his class realize what’s happening before the horrors start repeating themselves?

User review:

“Die Welle” is an above average classroom drama with a political voice. Helmed by director Dennis Gansel, film is unforgiving in depicting the youth as a generation without anything to rebel about but loneliness, making them sensitive to any sort of illusion of belonging. Mostly a riveting affair, film lags in its second act as it jumps into Dawson’s Creek. Film goes ashore into a memorable finale. Straight forward filming will captivate audiences, along with a pleasing cast.

Project week in a suburban high school entails them to study various forms of government and restriction. Rainer Wenger (Jürgen Vogel), an under-appreciated teacher finds a way in engaging his students. He cleverly manipulates his class to slap them out of apathy and disinterest with tiny minute changes which eventually builds up to a boil. Classroom scenes are stimulating as debates between the students are daring and engrossing – writing mention controversial topics that are usually not spoken with lethargy. Film focuses on a group of smart people, highlighting further that what’s bound to happen is even more tragic and rings a bell to what can happen out of celluloid..

Inspired by a 1960’s social experiment in California documenting how easy it is to influence individuals, film looses track in its middle section as it begins to refocus on the individual lives of the students. Most characters seem to be run in the mill with general high school romance trouble, which would have been interesting but brings nothing new to the table. Stories work better as a collective rather than individuals, which further add to the intended effect. Some personalities shine though: students who never had any sense of belonging are indeed looked at with much heartbreak here as this false sense of security is embraced by them, motivating them to go a step further in preserving the society.

Finale is spellbinding as even if it diverts a lot from the actual experiment, it still proves as a necessity to further establish a point. Film parallels to the effect of Third Reich within its members and climax reminds audiences of the Bruno Ganz header “Der Untergang”, as it clearly parallels the extent of loyalties that may arise in such occasions. From the get go, death of a character is imminent and even with its shock value, it justifies itself as beyond a plot device.

As an ensemble, the acting here is impermeable as they all deliver solid performances. Vogel especially convey solid work as the teacher. He brings gravity and his semi-bald haircut proves ominous. It’s a shame that audiences lose connection to him midway though as he suddenly becomes the background to the melodrama.

German setting of the movie elevates the film’s status. It creates this palpable undercurrent, that even with a country that already identifies itself as guilty; it still cannot escape the possibility of anarchy. Even if the picture becomes stern with its themes, it still is digestible to the mainstream. Word of mouth can secure a life outside the tills.

Director: Dennis Gansel
Writers: Ron Jones (short story and original protocols) (as William Ron Jones), Johnny Dawkins (screenplay)
Stars: Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Die Welle 2008

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Death at Oslo Central Station 1990

Death at Oslo Central Station 1990
Døden på Oslo S (original title)
1h 39min | Action, Crime, Drama | 3 May 1991 (Sweden)

Storyline:

A young boy named Pelle falls in love with the drug addict Lena. Then he and his friend Proffen tries to save her from the drugs.

User review:

Much has been said of the dialogue, and this films cult status. It is a 1990 film version of a 1988 book, and much of the dialogue is straight from the book. It is meant to capture the 1980s sociolects, and is comically dated today, though reasonably accurate in its depiction.

Technically the film is quite good, the city shots of Oslo, with moving camera and on location scenes are quite good. The director makes the most of her film debut, and Døden på Oslo S far exceeds its two sequels. Having 15 year olds playing 15 year olds, is an artistic choice, that gives it a genuine feel.

Decent film.

Director: Eva Isaksen
Writers: Ingvar Ambjørnsen (book), Axel Hellstenius
Stars: Håvard Bakke, Tommy Karlsen, Helle Beck Figenschow

Death at Oslo Central Station 1990

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File size : 320 MiB
Duration : 1 h 35 min
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