D. Mcclean

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (12 of 16)
Location: Budapest, Hungary


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,945,446 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 16
Miracle in Cracow [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NT&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Artist Not Provided
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Csoda Krakkóban (Miracle in Cracow) is an unusual tale. The plot revolves around Pjotr and Eszter the male and female led characters. Eszter is in Crakow restoring the gravestone of a rabbi who allegedly could raise the dead. She has acquired an old book to assist her. Pjotr steals the book in the belief that it holds the power to raise his grandmother from the dead. There are several bizarre multi lingual conversations between Pjotr and a (possibly dead) rabbi and an almost incidental romantic subplot between Pjotr and Eszter.

This movie was truly visually stunning. It was beautifully filmed in the wonderful old Jewish quarter of Crakow. Eszter, the lead character was… Read more
Black Cat, White Cat [1998] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Bajram Sevredzan
Black Cat, White Cat [1998] [DVD] DVD ~ Bajram Sevredzan
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun, 23 Feb 2007
Black Cat White Cat is a bizzare yet very funny comedy about the Serbian Gypsy community. Both surreal and farcical the film plots the comic twists and turns of the forced marriage of its teenage protagonist. Not intellectual, but very funny.
The Apostle [DVD] [1997] <b>DVD</b> ~ Robert Duvall
The Apostle [DVD] [1997] DVD ~ Robert Duvall
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 12 Feb 2007
Duvall had the idea for this movie for quite some time, but could not get funding for it. Eventually he decided to fund the project himself.

It is lucky he did, for his film is a gem. It gives a gritty and realistic view of the world of the Pentecostal preacher. Neither the "Elmer Gantry" style hypocrite of Hollywood nor the sinless synthetic saint of much Christian fiction, Duvall's character ("Sonny") is a saint who is also a human being. He sometimes drinks and womanizes, yet he also prays and regrets.

The basic plot involves Sonny, the Pastor of a Pentecostal Church, assaulting his wife's lover and leaving him in a coma. Sonny then goes on the run, reinventing… Read more