The story of Amos Oz's youth, set against the backdrop of the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel. The film details the young man's relationship with his mother and his beginnings as a writer, while looking at what happens when the stories we tell become the stories we live.
Every year the Viennale invites a famous director to produce a short film as the festival trailer. In 2013 the choice has fallen on Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat, world-renowned for... See full summary »
"Developing" is a short film, dealing with breast cancer in a single mother. As well as dealing with the disease she also has to bring herself to level with her daughter, who is just barely... See full summary »
Mary Ann Hannon
William is a young man who is soon to be a successful prosecutor falls into a dark trap of sex and late night parties, where he falls head over heels in love with Meadow, but this love ... See full summary »
Jane Got a Gun centers on Jane Hammond, who has built a new life with her husband Bill "Ham" Hammond after being tormented by the ultra-violent Bishop Boys outlaw gang. She finds herself in the gang's cross-hairs once again when Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after dueling with the Boys and their relentless mastermind Colin. With the vengeful crew hot on Ham's trail, Jane has nowhere to turn but to her former fiancé Dan Frost for help in defending her family against certain destruction. Haunted by old memories, Jane's past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival.Written by
Jane calls her ex, Dan Frost, a "prick." This term is not documented as being used in this manner until the 1950's. It is used in Shakespeare as a term for penis, however, so to infer that a man is a penis by using any term known at the time would be offensive to the recipient. It must be remembered that the 19th Century was a relatively prudish time - "damn" was considered highly offensive - so strong expletives would rarely be seen in printed form, hence the lack of evidence of their use, but logic dictates that if the word was known it was probably used in a derogatory form as it would be today. See more »
Near the end of the movie when Jane goes into the town, Lullaby, to collect the posted bounty rewards, she is driving two brown horses who are pulling the cart which we later find out is carrying the body of the top wanted criminal she killed. Her white riding horse, seen at other times in the movie, is tethered to the rear of the cart which one can assume is the horse she will use to ride back with, although it is not saddled. When she returns with her money bags after collecting all the "wanted dead or alive" rewards, she mounts a saddled-up brown horse with something that looks like a bedroll behind the saddle and heads back to her home. When she approaches the covered wagon in which her family is waiting, the unsaddled white horse can be seen in the distance, tethered to the rear of that wagon. See more »
[whispering a bedtime story]
Callie and Decca were two sisters. They were on a boat. They're in the water, and Callie said to Decca, "Decca, will you tell me the story about the upside-down tree again please?" And Decca said, "Once upon a time, there was an upside-down tree. And anyone who walked in through the door of its trunk would be immediately turned to good if they were bad." Callie said, "I would really like to see that tree sometime." They went on and on in the water. Can ...
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Heck of a Western, I expected it would be good before I viewed it when I saw Joel Edgerton had a major role in the movie
Edgerton can really bring it as a lead or support role. And he didn't disappoint.
But I was extremely impressed with Portman. She has picked some stinker roles in the past however she proved IMO she is no longer just the pretty face and she has honed her craft to be a very good actor.
Blows my mind that IMDb is only giving this movie a rating of 5.9 I am a big fan of westerns and I don't hand out high ratings with a whim or fancy.
Good to see Ewan McGregor in a small role. I thought he nailed his part, as well.
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