Splendor is the name of an old movie theater managed by Jordan (Mastroianni), who inherited it from his father. The theater is in decay and only generates debts and trouble, but Jordan gets... See full summary »
A once famous, and now washed-up, Hollywood Screenwriter, fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation ... See full summary »
Sonny Chiba plays the character referred to as "Mr Soh", who is based on the true life founder of Shorinji Kempo, Doshin So. Mr Soh has been acting as a secret agent in Manchuria during the... See full summary »
When aspiring children's entertainer Jason gets his long-time crush Danny pregnant on their first date, the two choose to make a life together as husband and wife. As the prospect of ... See full summary »
Family: a necessary burden. Amaryllis Campos is young and beautiful, a classically trained dancer delivering pizzas in Puerto Rico, living with her parents and her drug-selling chump of a ... See full summary »
L.A.P.D. Captain Parker finally is going on Holiday with all his family. At the last moment he has to cancel the program to re-capture a pilferer named Tony Roma, bad copy of a Latin lover.... See full summary »
Ivan, Julia and Kike were born and grew up in Culebra where they shared a close friendship. Ivan and Julia are a couple but Kike is in love with Julia. They are separated when Ivan is ... See full summary »
Carlos Esteban Fonseca,
Kamar de los Reyes,
Someone is strangling coeds in Perugia. The only clue is that the killer owns a red and black scarf, and police are stumped. American exchange student Jane and her friends decide to take a ... See full summary »
Sam Stuart (Mason) battles with depression and alcohol addiction. He is trying to hold down his job as a night-time radio presenter. He is also in love with Emily (Marshall) but is afraid ... See full summary »
At about ten minutes and eighteen seconds into the film, The Narrator is awoken by a car horn outside the "warehouse". He gets up, on his knees, using the cane for support. Then the camera switches to a shot of Walter laying on the ground, his cane visible and also lying on the ground. In the next shot, Walter's cane is in The Narrator's hand again. See more »
[lecturing his stab victims]
Even now your lung collapses - hardly fatal, but oh so painful. Yet I know what you're thinking: what if both lungs are pierced? I can assure you, the resulting death takes far longer than it should under the watchful eye of a merciful God. But, as with all things, our very biological structure promises that if it be now, it is not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come. Good sirs the readiness is all.
[finishes them off]
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Born To Be Wicked
Written, Performed and Produced by David Vanian
Backing Vocals by Anton Pardoe
Guitar by Eddie Munoz and Mike Wilcox
Bass Guitar by Chris Gibbs
Keyboard by Dave Sobel
Drums by Rosie Curtale See more »
Nice looking picture that functions poorly from self-indulgence
The Perfect Sleep is a prime example of a B-movie film noir. It recalls the methods of Tarantino in that its direction shows a love for movie making. Unfortunately the downs of this outweighs the ups.
What we have here is a deliciously gorgeous picture, well shot, but also equipped with a screenplay which tries too hard to be something that is out of reach. The story is convoluted, messy, with pretentious dialogue, and too many characters whose functions are minimal. It is a delightful film to look at, but an impossible one to invest in. It is as if the makers of The Perfect Sleep would rather have the viewers acknowledge that they are watching a movie rather than be involved.
I enjoyed watching one illustruious image after another, but I could not follow this movie at all. The Perfect Sleep is basically a film that likes to show off, but not everything gets through to us.
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