THE DARK KNIGHT (NOLAN’S 2ND BATMAN EFFORT)

And might I add, a very good second effort!

A great absense of posting (end of semester, an editing gig, a family va-cay) has made me lacklusture about goldstars but after a viewing of The Dark Knight (somewhat later than I would have liked) I feel all inspired to return to the world of blog.

 

THE SET UP?

Following the beginning of Batman just a few years ago Bruce Wayne is continuing to live his playboy lifestyle by day (and dusk) and donning the black cape and horns at night. But it seems that the streets of Gotham are being cleaned up – mainly through the efforts of the new District Attorney Harvey Dent, who is “with” Bruce’s sweetheart Rachel. BUT there’s a new villain in town, guess who. You’ve all probably seen it by now but still I won’t give anymore away.

 

THE CAST?

Heath Ledger – The Joker. I can’t help but putting him first. He is amazing. Really. It may not be the most endearing character to be ultimately remembered for, but in terms of his acting legacy – this film leaves it solid.

Christian Bale – Bruce Wayne/Batman. Bale takes a back seat in this one to Ledger, Eckhart and even Freeman. So in a way its tricky to evaluate his performance. As much as I love Bale as an actor he didn’t really stand out in this at all.

Aaron Eckhart – Harvey Dent/Two Face. The scariest Two Face ever – but that’s more down to the make up department. Eckhart is good in this. He’s not a standout, he’s solid. I didn’t find the transition from Harvey Dent to Two Face in terms of the personality of the character all that convincing. 

Michael Caine – Alfred. Gotta love Alfred. Caine delivers a brilliant performance as ever. He is given some of the better lines in the film, but he does an excellent job as ever in his role. 

Morgan Freeman – Lucius Fox. Its so nice to have Freeman in a film role where he doesn’t double as the narrator these days – its getting rarer and rarer. He is good in this, not excellent but still good.

Maggie Gyllenhaal – Rachel Dawes. I have great respect for Maggie Gyllenhaal as an actor, however, I’m not really happy with her replacement as Rachel Dawes after Katie Holmes decided she didn’t want to reprise her role (bet she’s regretting that now!). There are very few similarities with the two actors’ portrayal of the character and it makes Gyllenhaal as Dawes harder to believe – it seems more like a totally new character.

Gary Oldman – Lt. James Gordon. Another fine older actor. Oldman plays Gordon real and believable.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU SEE THIS FILM?

I feel this is the first film that I blog about that I don’t really have to try to convince you to see. By the stats already released about The Dark Knight it would seem most of you have already seen it (in its first three days it outsold the entire cinema run of Batman Begins). EVEN SO – here are the reasons: Ledger – you’ll never forgive yourself if you don’t make it to the cinema to catch this phenomenal actors last complete film performance- , the imagination of the astonishingly brilliant director- Christopher Nolan – having directed and (co) wrote for The Dark Knight Nolan serves up a treat for the audience. Even if Batman, action, violence and psychopaths isn’t your cup of tea I believe you will be entertained by this film – every aspect of it nears perfection. That being said it seems a bit of a waste to use two old school Batman villains in the one film. It meant that the film stretched out to 2.5 hours (not necessarily a bad thing) and each actor had a lot less screen time than in the first film. In that way, I hate to do this, but it reminded me a bit of Spiderman 3. 

 

WHO SHOULD YOU SEE IT WITH? 

Even though I practically said go see this film even if you don’t like film action, violence etc I doubt any of you would go take a five year old (or young kids in general) to this one – and you shouldn’t. Also, maybe mum and the grandparents aren’t a good idea either. 

 

ANY BITS?

Action. Violence. Psychopaths. But on the upside – limited to no swearing and no raunchy scenes.Yet again on the flip side – this is the scariest Two Face EVER – and even I kind of squinted when he was on screen. It is quite full on. 

 

THIS FILM GETS 4.25 GOLD STARS.

SPEED RACER

I know what you’re all thinking…

This will be… stupid.

And depending on your particular tastes in film you could be right…

But I must say I thought Speed Racer a masterpiece of digital film making. 

 

THE SET UP? Speed Racer, yes that’s his actual name, has been obsessed with car racing and nothing else since childhood. Race car driving for his family is like a religion. But when Speed’s older brother (Rex Racer), the greatest driver, like, ever, dies in a dangerous race the family grows cynical and steps back a bit from their zealous ways. But not entirely, as a few years later Speed emerges as the hottest new driver on the circuit. 

After corporate flirting Speed discovers what the industry is really about and decides the powers who control and fix the races need to be brought to justice. He goes with the help of his family, girlfriend (oooh!) and the mysterious Racer X. 


THE CAST? 

Emile Hirsch – this guy is good. He is excellent as Speed Racer. Similarly to Robert Downey Jr. inIronman (and yes I did just compare an actor you’ve probably never heard of to the great Downey Jr.). Hirsch brings credibility and authenticity to a character in an especially artificial (READ: “blue screen”) world.

Christina Ricci – where did she come from, again? Ricci plays the loyal and supportive, one-of-the-family girl beside Speed’s side. Her performance is quality. She has an adorable chemistry with Hirsch (note: but entirely ok for the younger kids). 

Susan Sarandon – Mom Racer. Sarandon is splendid in whatever she does. She can more or less do no wrong. Her beautiful character in Speed Racer is no exception. Though this is a “kids” movie, she almost made me cry in one scene.

John Goodman – Pops Racer. Nice to see the big guy back on the big screen. He’s great and entirely appropriate as Speed’s dad. He adds pathos to his character, especially when it comes to his relationship with his two racing sons and the speedy spor without it seeming out of place for this genre. (-which I’m still trying to define).

Kick Gurry – gets no billing but I’d like to give the Aussie come kudos here. He sits within the boxy character of Sparky, the Racer’s mechanic well. Sparky’s character swings between goof and pensive reflector and Gurry keeps up with ease. Looking forward to seeing more from this guy!

Matthew Fox – Racer X. Do-do-Do-do-Do-do (meant to sound mysterious…). Hmm… Fox isn’t great. He sits below his fellow actors in Speed Racer, he almost feels like a miscast.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU SEE THIS FILM? 

I could spend a while writing this, coz there are a lot of reasons to make it to the cinema for this one. But I think you should know why, or else you could be disappointed. So I’ll keep it to dot points, shall I? Okay…

– The racing sequences. They really call for the big screen. The effects are great, and if you’re at all keen on looking at different camera angles you’ll love it!

– The acting.

– The wacky editing. Its a bit different, but just enjoy its DIFFERENCE, rather than wishing it was … normal. 

– The narrative of seeing something wrong in the world (an injustice) and using your gifts to fight that wrong. Its a great metaphor. I found it encouraging on that level.

– So you can join my special club of people who get teased for seeing, and liking, Speed Racer. Current membership is 1.

 

WHO SHOULD YOU SEE IT WITH? 

As long as you don’t drag grandma and pa, anyone. Probably especially kids or people who enjoy slightly alternative cinema. The kids will love the colours, the wacky costumes and settings, and the fast cars, even the youngens will get something out of it!

 

ANY BITS? 

No. Unless fast driving freaks you out. Even the kiss is, well, I won’t spoil the surprise. (He he, I like being annoying.) 

 

THIS FILM GETS 4 GOLD STARS – As I said, watch it and enjoy its difference, its what it is, and it does what it does well. If you don’t try and wish this film was something else, you’d give it 4 Gold Stars too. 

THE PAINTED VEIL

Coming out in just a few hours in Australia (FINALLY!!), I was fortunate enough to make it to an advanced screening last weekend. And having waited a long time for this film, it came out in the US Boxing Day 2006, I was expecting good things…. and I wasn’t disappointed.

THE SET UP? (NB: Possible spoiler alerts – but nothing more than is in the trailer.) Twenty-something Kitty still lives at home determined to not be persuaded into marriage by her family, before eventually she is. Kitty marries Walter, a bacteriologist who is head-over-heels in lurve with her. She just wants to get away from her family. The couple move to Shang-hi (as all newly wed bacteriologists do) and it isn’t long before Kitty gets distracted and has an affair. When Walter finds out he volunteers his services to a cholera-infested remote town deep in China. Kitty is dragged along. Do they forgive each other? Do either of them die? But the most important question, do they grow to love each other?

 

CAST? 

Naomi Watts plays Kitty. I have come to expect a lot from this gifted actor and she is great in this. However she didn’t really ‘hit the nail on the head’. But a fine performance. 

Edward Norton plays Walter. I’ve always kinda liked Norton’s work but now I have a new appreciation for his amazing acting abilities. He is splendid in this. The audience totally gets Walter, his personality, his character and why he’s doing what he’s doing. Just like Margaret, I never thought of Norton as a romantic lead but he pulls it off with excellence. 

I’d like to give next billing to Toby Jones, who plays Waddington, a fellow-Englishman stationed at the remote cholera-ridden village. This guy is a fine actor, who’s acting range is only limited by his physical stature. I really liked him in this. Hopefully he’ll get some more meaty roles!

Liev Schreiber plays the distraction (Charlie). I’m so immature, it makes me giggle to think that Naomi Watts and Schreiber play characters having an extramarital affair in this film and in real life they’ve been together since filming this and have a kid together! He he. Schreiber does the suave playboy thing well. Check out his directorial debut if you haven’t seen it already, Everything is Illuminated (3.5 GOLD STARS). 


WHY YOU SHOULD SEE THIS FILM?
Breathtaking cinematography. Well-spun dialogue. A beautiful, classic, old-fashioned narrative. And without giving terribly too much away – one of the best love stories I’ve seen in a film, ever. (Okay, that kind of gives everything away – but in my defence, no more than the distribution propaganda.)

 

WHO SHOULD YOU SEE IT WITH? Anyone really. I saw it with one of my best mates. Probably not your twenty-year old brother. But anyone else. Suggestions …. friends, partners, mothers. 

ANY BITS TO BE WORRIED ABOUT? From memory, I think some Chinese drugs and alcohol are involved, but, phhf! Oh, and the mild sexual activity usually involved.

THIS FILM GETS 4.25 GOLD STARS.  

LARS AND THE REAL GIRL

Once again this was as film that I had been looking forward to after seeing the trailer on apple months ago. The idea of this young, spunky, blockbuster gold-written-all-over-him male actor continuing to take on various art house roles makes me very happy!!!

 

THE SET UP?  Lars is a shy and reclusive young man who lives in the garage at his brother (Gus) and sister-in-law (Caron)’s  house in a small town somewhere in middle america. He pulls away from social interaction where it can be avoided. But a few months later all this changes when Lars brings over a lady-friend (Bianca) he met online to his brother’s house for dinner – oh yes she doesn’t speak much English (only Spanish), she is relatively wheelchair bound and all her luggage got stolen at the airport so she’ll need to borrow some of Caron’s clothes. Gus and Caron are very supportive and excited until it is revealed that Bianca is a lifesize doll – a sex doll. 

But sex is the furtherest thing from Lars’ mind – he even insists she stays in the spare room at Gus and Caron’s – Lars just wants a friend. What follows is a delightful exploration of how Lars’ family and community come to terms with his “delusion” and how to (as Gus puts it) “fix him”. 

THE CAST?

Ryan Gosling – embodies Lars. Gosling is SUCH a talented young actor. He is beautiful as Lars, fleshing out all the complexities and eccentricities we discover about Lars as his story unfolds. I’d even go as far to say oscar worthy (or at least nomination-worthy) but the best Gosling got was a Golden Globe nom. 

(I want to put Bianca next, but she’s not given a credit)

Emily Mortimer – Caron. Mortimer continues on her acting journey of “sweet” in this role. I do like her, and its nice to see a different kind of beauty on the screen in this capacity. But I’m yet to see her change her character. 

Paul Schneider – Gus. I’ve had a little crush on this actor ever since the little indie film All the Real Girls (check it out!) so its great to see him continuing to pop up in more films approaching the mainstream. His performance is rather perfect as the concerned brother but also as the male who just wants to “fix” the situation and not spend time exploring why Lars has done this (I hope no males take offense at this comment!).

The ever-lovely Patricia Clarkson is Dr. Dagmar, the family’s GP. Ahhh…. she’s just great.

I will also mention Kelli Garner   who plays one of Lars’ work colleagues, Margo. Its evident from the start she’s got a bit of a thing for Lars so its interesting to see how things evolve when Bianca shows up in town.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU SEE IT? For a vastly different film experience and one that will make you feel good and marvel at brilliant acting and loving community. The script by Nancy Oliver is a treat, with its twists and turns unexpected and beautifully realised by Aussie ex-pat Craig Gillespie

 

ANY BITS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT? I must PLEAD with you not to let the fact that this story is primary about a young man’s obsession with a sex doll stop you from seeing this film! (I didn’t help myself just there.) This film always stays above the myriad of connotations that would normally be associated with such a subject – the film’s only rated PG here for goodness sake! 

THIS FILM GETS 4 GOLD STARS.

 

THERE WILL BE BLOOD

poster>INITIAL RANTING After a rather shocking day, winding up a five-week long saga over a computer I bought (I’m fine now, thanks for asking) my dad insisted we go see “the movie about the oil”.

Not wanting to spoil the surprise (that the film was less about oil and more about Daniel Day Lewis), we headed off to my work (where we see movies for free, oh yeah, you’re so totally jealous).

MORE RANTING/THE SET UP? I jokingly say There Will Be Blood is about Daniel Day Lewis because that is probably the first thing you knew about it. In fact when I first saw the poster on apple trailers I thought it was some shocking horror movie, the words “There Will Be Blood” tend to evoke in me feelings of horror rather than excellent acting. But when I heard that the aforementioned actor was in it and the rather spectacular Paul Dano (of Little Miss Sunshine) I was there!
For those of you who haven’t seen the trailer yet and are a little in the dark as to what “the new Daniel Day Lewis movie” is about I’ve youtubed it for your convenience.

The basic set up is self-titled “oil man” Daniel Plainview and his “partner”, only son H.W. (about 7 y/o) are told about a province rich in oil. The majority of the film takes place at this province, Little Boston. As I sit here trying to think about how to write this film’s plot overview I am suddenly struck by the realisation that there isn’t really that much of a plot. Its a really character driven (who would have guessed?) piece. It kind of has the feel of really well developed characters being put in a series of connected and unconnected situations and seeing what happens and where things end up. I know this is probably heresy to all those millions of critics who proclaim this film as brilliant – which it is – but not a great deal of plot happening.

The really interesting “plot” developments occur between the exchanges of Plainview and Eli Sunday, Little Boston’s protege evangelical minister (read: televangelist, without the tube).

THE CAST?
baptism>Daniel Day Lewis embodies Daniel Plainview. As fan-flamin’-tastic Day Lewis is, I can’t help feeling I thought he was so good in this because we’ve all been told he is so good in this (via reviews/awards/etc). Maybe I’m being too harsh on the greatest actor of his generation.
Paul Dano is Eli Sunday. Dano excels in this truly disturbing depiction of God’s anointed, I shudder to think where he did his research. If you’ve seen the trailer and the clip linked below (and especially if you are a Christian) Dano’s performance in these short clips should send shivers down your spine. I feel like I’ve seen aspects of Sunday in a few places in different “houses of God” over the years, however this is like those memories, but in my worst nightmares, and if I was on crack. “Overacted.” – That statement was made to me last night by one of my colleagues at the cinema. I think not, Dano’s just performing as the performer who is Eli Sunday. Dano shows he’s a great actor here, and can hold his own again you know who. But a part of me felt I was seeing Dwayne with a different haircut, a dated wardrobe, and a religion of church rather than Nietzsche. Am I wrong?
Dillon Freasier plays H.W. Plainview. This kid is too cute. But I feel somehow inadequate to judge his performance – its one of those that could go either way – its either genius or really bad. I’d like to err on the side of genius. (Freasier has no other credits on imdb except this film.)

Check this out and click on the “I have abandoned” clip just to the right of the screen that will come up.

Full on, eh?! I watched this clip before I saw the film and to the actors’ credit, the way you imagine the context of this scene within the whole film would be (through the acting of Day Lewis and Dano), is dead on.

fireWHY SHOULD YOU SEE THIS FILM? If the above clip doesn’t intrigue you enough, let me tell you more. The cinematography is gripping and awfully beautiful, the music is amazing – really new, really fresh, really different – possibly a bit too overwhelming at times but maybe that’s what they wanted. You know when music in films (or like, LOST) is just so in your face and makes you feel claustrophobic, horrified, squeamish and entranced at the same time. Yeah, be prepared.

WHO SHOULD YOU SEE IT WITH? Hmmm…. preferably someone who will want to dismantle it with you after. I don’t think I need to tell you not to take kids to a film with this title.

ANY BIT TO KNOW OF? Awe inspiring acting and music. Some rather strong themes – pertaining to twisted versions of Christianity – abound, as well as the odd unexpected bullet. Not much else.

Actually I didn’t really like this film, but I have to practice what I preach and judge it on whether it was good or bad. Its oh so good: THIS FILM GETS 4.5 GOLD STARS.

DAN IN REAL LIFE

poster INITIAL RANTING I am very excited to be reviewing a film when its yet to officially come out at the cinemas in Australia. It was out in the US in October last year, but still, this is a first for GOLD STARS.

I’ll be very careful not to give anything away.

Also I just imdb-ed and found out that this film has the same director/writer as another film I loved, Pieces of April.

So clearly if you’re a fan of Pieces of April, you’re a fan of Peter Hedges and will hopefully like this film too.

Its definately one of those films where the trailer does not do it justice, its really funny, clever and heartfelt without being sentimental, this ability is a gift of Hedges.

THE SET UP? Dan Burns is a widowed father of three. At the beginning of the film he and his three daughters are setting off to a family weekend at his parents house. The audience is introduced to his warm and caring but embarrassing family. Soon after arriving at the sleepy seaside town Dan is instructed (by his parents) to go out and have some time alone to himself. On his time alone he meets the vivacious Marie, they spend hours talking (Dan talks – here the audience gets some useful insights into the absence of the mother of his children). Marie gets a phone call and quickly, but politely leaves. But not before Dan gets her phone number – convincing her its not for any romantic notions – just so they can finish their one-sided conversation.
Dan returns to the family home glowing, its not before his family squeezes the details about the wonderful “hottie” from the book store out of him. Moments later the “hottie” is in the room and Dan is being introduced to his brother’s new girlfriend Anne-Marie. Twisted romantic happenings and comedy good ensues.

THE CAST? the work out Steve Carell is Dan Burns. This is Carell’s first serious turn in a film and he does not disappoint. Carell pulls off the heartfelt emotion of slowly falling for your brother’s girl and the conflict with his growing daughters beautifully. When I initially saw the trailer (like, six months ago) I wasn’t convinced Carell could break away completely from his bread-and-butter character in the American Office, Michael Scott. But it was nice to him once again be able to embody a character drastically different to the annoying regional manager of Dunder Mifflin.
Juliette Binoche can really do no wrong, and is fabulous as Marie. I wondered if she would have an American accent for this film, but its more of an….a…universal accent (why am I even mentioning this). I do have to mention though, and this is very unusual for me, but Binoche looking GREAT in this film. The 43 year old is in amazing shape. (Glad I got that off my chest.)
Dane Cook is Dan’s brother dating the “hottie”, Mitch. Having only ever seen Cook in the atrocities Employee of the Month and Good Luck Chuck both verging on unforgivable train wrecks (the latter being the worst offender) I was rather peeved he was cast in this promising film. But I happily can announce that the boy can act! And pretty well too, there’s this one scene in a bar where he gives so much away about the turnings of his characters thoughts with a few fleeting glances – I was surprised and impressed. Far from my favourite actor, but Cook is one step closer to redeeming himself from the aforementioned “films”.
The cast is given depth with the family ensemble (find full list at imdb)
But I will give special mention to Dan’s middle child – Cara Burns (Brittany Robertson). The sassy young beauty plays with brilliant charisma and fully embodies the overwhelm and devastation of teenage love felt by Cara. She’s the scene stealer. Hers is the best line in the film… I won’t give it away but after you see it let me know what you thought it was…
three’s a crowd
WHY SHOULD YOU SEE THIS FILM? Dan in Real Life is a beautiful and unique story of mixtures and methods of love. Hedges has produced an affecting and well-composed script and drawn out heartfelt acting from his adorable cast. The film is definitely a comedy so expect some great laughs. Oh, and there’s a cameo with the glorious Emily Blunt.

WHO SHOULD YOU SEE IT WITH? Your boy/girlfriend/husband/wife. Failing that, a good friend would do just as good. (I went with my lovely cousin, Marita – who has yet to comment on GOLD STARS…)

ANY BITS TO KNOW ABOUT? None that I can recall. I would even go as far to say its a good family film! – Perhaps not for the littlies (they’d get bored) but the films about a memorable family so it could be just the ticket! For any further notes see here.

THIS FILM GETS 4 GOLD STARS

ATONEMENT

POSTER INITIAL RANTING I first saw this film Dec 27 last year but I decided I wanted to see Atonement a second time before doing a review on it.
Its that kind of a brilliant film that demands a second viewing before passing judgment on it – its just so rich.

Well, I guess its clear from that introduction what I think of the film.

As I mentioned in my previous post I love this new director who hails from the BBC, Joe Wright. His first film, an adaption of Pride and Prejudice was just superb (I don’t care what you Jane Austen purist think) and in this his second film he proves he is definitely a young director to keep an eye on.

THE SET UP? Cecilia, Briony and their parents live an upper-middle class existence in the 1930’s. Their housekeeper’s son, Robbie, has recently returned from studies and is keeping the garden. On one hot summers’ day, as Briony is entertaining cousins from the north, the sexual tension between Cecelia and Robbie comes to a head. On this day Briony witnesses two incidents her thirteen year-old brain cannot seperate/comprehend. This leads her to accuse Robbie of a terrible crime he didn’t commit. Four years later, in the middle of WWII, Robbie is trying to make his way back home from France, Celicia is a ward nurse at a war hospital and Briony is trying to atone for her crime against Robbie and Cecilia.

THE CAST? (in order of performance cred)
Briony and Robbie at the house Saoirse Ronan is Briony (at 13) – This young actress is stunning and just amazing as the thirteen year old writer/control freak who is deeply conflicted. Ronan blissfully conveys the cogs turning in Briony’s brain through the simplest of looks. Needless to say Joe Wright is an actor’s director (just look at what he got out of Knightley in Pride) but all power to Ronan for her performance here, I don’t think I’ve seen such a great performance out of a young star in a long time. She’s right up there with Keisha Castle Hughes in Whale Rider.
James McAvoy is Robbie. Aaahhhhh!!!!!! I just can’t believe how good this guy is, its like he came from no where, did the Idi Armin film (holding his own against Forrest Whitaker in his oscar-winning role) and now he’s playing Robbie – a character deeply deeply heartbroken by the lies that destroyed his reputation and his soul. I just can’t say any more about McAvoy in this film. He better win the BAFTA, that’s all I can say.
Keira Knightley is Cecilia. I didn’t want to mention her right up front, even though she is the biggest name attached to Atonement. It was nice to see Knightley in a role where she’s not the centre of attention – actually that’s not entirely accurate – she’s been in heaps of films where she’s not the centre of the piece. I guess she just really wanted to work with Wright again, and who can blame her, he’s the reason for her oscar nom a few years back). No… I’m being too harsh to the stick insect – in this, she is good, not as good as in Pride (although my cousin disagrees with me), but still good. Worthy of the role.
Romola Garai – Briony aged 18. I like Romola Garai, maybe because her name is so fun to say (Romola Garai, Romola Garai, Garai Romola) or maybe because I keep seeing her pop up unexpectedly in movies I see. Not one for the lime light – although that should change – Garai is undervalued as Briony aged 18, really it is she who has to carry the weight of the character’s realisation of her lies and the beginning of the atonement. She is great in this – and a perfect cast after Ronan.

Celicia sends letter to RobbieWHY SHOULD YOU SEE THIS FILM? Arghhhhh, I feel ill-equipped to explain to you all the reasons why this film is an instant classic, an absolute diamond. Let me just say that Wright is a brilliant director who makes great texts into great films – stylistically, “act-ingly”, the score is superb – I can’t say enough about the score!!! And there’s this one scene of recovering soldiers on a beach that will take your breath away – trust me. If Keira Knightley is the reason you’re not seeing this film – just pretend its someone with less of a pout and built like a normal person.

WHO SHOULD YOU SEE IT WITH? Because the content is heavy-going I would suggest a close friend/movie companion or a group of film fanatics so you can rave about it afterwards!

ANY BITS TO KNOW ABOUT BEFORE? It is definitely a mature-aged film. Personally I would say for 18 year-olds and above (The Australian Film and Literature Classifiers have given it an MA15+ rating). Its not overly graphic when it comes to sex but its dealt with so splendidly it feels like its more graphic than it really is. Watch out for Robbie’s typing too! For specifics see here.

THIS FILM GETS 4.5 GOLD STARS