RIO SEX COMEDYOctober 08, 2011


RIO SEX COMEDY

FilmBuff

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: RIO SEX COMEDY (FilmBuff).

 

RIO SEX COMEDY
By Scott Zaretsky

 

Press notes explain that veteran actors from several countries along with local non-actors semi-improvised their roles in Jonathan Nossiter's RIO SEX COMEDY, which moves from swank high rises and clinics to the dangerous slums of one of the world's most fascinating cities, Rio de Janeiro.

RIO SEX COMEDY has plenty of veteran actors and plenty of seeming improvisation and plenty of Rio - the best thing about the movie - but not much sex and very little comedy. Jonathan Nossiter who wrote and directed this, examines beauty, race, class and sexual attraction, among other themes. Filming it like a documentary mixed with scripted scenes from various POV’s, the film is way too ambitious and very poorly focused, but, somehow kept me in the game. It was filmed in Rio and it did have Sex in the title!

Hope Yet !!!

 


I waited and waited some more. It's very hard to pin down who the characters are supposed to be since they all act in such erratic manners that keep you questioning yourself – is there something I’m not getting? Maybe, it’s me??? Maybe …it’s the tropical sun's effect on improvisational storytelling and this is truly a new avant-garde reality filmmaking. Maybe this was the plot and device – absolutely GENIOUS!

 

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DOWNTON ABBEY Fans, Check Out THE EYE OF THE STORM On DemandOctober 06, 2012


DOWNTON ABBEY Fans, Check Out THE EYE OF THE STORM On Demand

Gravitas Ventures

On Demand Weekly provides new movie reviews of hot movies on demand and from the POV of watching from the comfort of your home. Today’s review: EYE OF THE STORM (Gravitas).

 

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EYE OF THE STORM

By Sky McCarthy

 

With the recent popularity of hit shows like DOWNTON ABBEY of Masterpiece Theater, classic, understated dramas have gained an international following of all ages. While this genre might not be for everyone, any moviegoer in the mood for a bit of fine acting will discover universal themes in Fred Schepisi’s THE EYE OF THE STORM.

 



Charlotte Rampling plays Elizabeth, a dying matriarch, who still wields a toxic power over her family. Her children are impeccably played by Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis. Set against a distinguished Australian countryside, this film highlights the complex relationships between parents and their offspring after years of emotional turmoil.

 



When we are first introduced to Elizabeth, it is clear that this is no ordinary dying woman. Rampling still exudes a sophisticated allure, even in her mid 60’s. Though she is bedridden, Elizabeth somehow enables a very controlling presence over every other character in her life. In the beginning, the widowed mother icily insists upon her makeup being done to perfection – simply to see her own children.

Rush and Davis, though each is well into middle age, are financially and emotionally attached to their mother, making her impending death both a blessing and a curse. As the story unfolds, the complex family dynamics are revealed and it becomes apparent that the idea of love is wielded more as a weapon than something to be deserved in Elizabeth’s world. 

 

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