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Sunrise (1927 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

94 Min. | Drama – Romance | November 1927

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Director: F.W. Murnau

Starring: George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston

Sunrise Review

While some film critics disagreed in the late fifties, giving the nod to Murnau’s equally brilliant “Last Laugh,” this in my view is the crowning achievement of the German genius. Many polls rank it as the greatest silent film ever made and many rank it very high on the all time list of great movies. The plot is melodramatic, the acting in places heavy handed, and the action seemingly non-existent, at least in the eyes of the “Terminator 3” generation, yet “Sunrise” is so captivating a film that it can be watched over and over again and deliver the same punch every time. In fact, like the other greats, including “Citizen Kane,” you can probably get something new out of “Sunrise” every time you watch it, no matter how many times you watch. Continue reading Sunrise (1927 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

A Beautiful Mind (2001 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

135 Min. | Biography – Drama | December 2001

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Director: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly

A Beautiful Mind Review

John Nash is something of a mathematical wizard. Constantly searching for something with which to make his name, he finds his calling by code breaking for the government. But with that comes a sense of paranoia and pretty soon John is sliding desperately into schizophrenia. There is a school of thought that says any decent film about the mentally ill or afflicted is a sure fire way to attract the awards givers. Personally it bothers me that it bothers me that people view these films in this demeaning manner. If a story is worth telling then lets get it out there for all to see. Would the cinema world and all those stuffy film lovers really be happy if film makers didn’t tell these remarkable stories? Continue reading A Beautiful Mind (2001 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

Judgement at Nuremberg (1961 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

185 Min. | Drama – History – War | December 1961

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Director: Stanley Kramer

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark

Judgement at Nuremberg Review

Judgement at Nuremberg is a fine film by a fine director. Kramer’s achievement is that everything in Judgement at Nuremberg reminds us that the Nazi’s used every facet of civilization, no matter how minute, to foster their extermination of their enemies, to inculcate it as an ordinary part of life. That was why judges were chosen to portray the issue of “obeying orders” versus “human decency.” Herr Rolf is “forced” to defend the worst criminals imaginable, and yet his very defense and the principles behind it are abused in the process, used as a weapon against the very law they represent. Thus did the Nazis prevail with the willing acquiescence of the German people, and the abominable disregard of the rest of the world. Continue reading Judgement at Nuremberg (1961 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

161 Min. | Adventure – Drama – History | October 1957

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Director: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins

The Bridge on the River Kwai Review

The Bridge on the River Kwai, David Lean’s first epic, a genre he would later be associated with more than any other. Previously having made his mark as a director of deep and often psychological dramas, Lean’s easy transition into bigger pictures reflects the change that was taking place in the genre itself, moving from the grandiose spectacle of De Mille et al, towards the “intimate” epic of the late 50s and early 60s. We are also here seeing the development of the war, or rather, the anti-war picture. Continue reading The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP