Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The Way Back
Their escape was just the beginning
Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & several nations.
I haven't felt this guilty eating pizza and drinking beer while watching a film since Steve McQueen's Hunger.
Peter Weir's "The Way Back" is the story of determination and force of will against astounding odds. Focusing on a band of prisoners of war who have escaped from a gulag during World War II, the film follows the men and, eventually, one young woman as they trek from Siberia to India. An epic with subtly old-fashioned sensibilities, "The Way Back" is an engaging piece of work that champions the heroism of the human will.
After escaping from their icy prison, the band, made up of Europeans and one American, begin a harrowing journey from Russia. On foot, they travel 4,000 miles, losing members of the group to exhaustion and the elements. Their quest is harrowing, and Weir is able…
After watching both "Master And Commander" and "The Way Back" I've got to say that I really admire Peter Weir, I think that he is an incredible director and a very underrated one.
In "The Way Back" I think that the most powerful thing that this movie delivers is the ability of Peter Weir to tell a story in a very effective and beautiful way. this is a very good looking movie with a lot of different locations which really makes you feel in the situation, in a very unique and effective way. The actors did a great job in my opinion and it was surprising to watch the two young talented actors(Jim Sturgess and Saoirse Ronan) carrying the movie,…
I think they earned a trip to a water park
The Way Back is the story of a group of men who escape imprisonment and communism. They're later joined by a female (Saoirse Ronan). They achieve this by fleeing prison in Siberia and walking 4000 miles to India. As you can imagine they face many trials and tribulations along the way.
The cast which features Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, and Saoirse Ronan is solid. I didn't have an issue with any of the acting.
Peter Weir's directing is good as well. From the harsh terrains of Siberia, Mongolia, and Tibet it's all shot beautifully. You feel the groups struggle through the elements they encounter, and it's what makes the story work.
As for the overall story this is…
I've loved every Peter Weir movie that I've seen. The man is a legend as far as I'm concerned, yet there's still something holding me back from all-out love for this film. I was fighting back yawns in the theater and I fought back yawns on the home screen. What's to love is of course the visuals. I'd expect nothing less from Weir and he delivers some truly grand natural spectacle. You get every possible angle of landscape porn and on its own, the landscape shots are top notch. Then there's the story, which is an amazing conceit and knowing it is a true story makes it more special.
Where I lose focus with the film is the characters. There's…
If you love chapped lips then you'll love this movie
There is this simple moment when they rest by the well and a man takes a wet cloth to drape over his face and presses down. The indents left behind are more chilling than 99.9999% of scary movies
"Kindness. That will kill you here."
Perfect movie for Mark Corrigan
There's something really beautiful about the simplicity and candor with which this story is told. It's horrifyingly, gracefully straightforward. It is unashamed and unwavering. The acting is phenomenal and the characters are all likable. Quite a nice film.
Scavenger Hunt 20
Film #6/Task #9: "A film starring a cast member from Vikings"
This movie & Peter Weir himself feel vastly underrated. Yes, it follows some of the same story beats that you might see in other survival/wilderness movies like Wild, etc., but this is done in such a strong, quiet, and beautiful way - it's truly cinematic and speaks for itself. The story follows a group of people travelling from Siberia to India, and along the way we're provided with some truly great cinematography - a wide array of scenery and vast landscapes that are just incredible to behold and tell just how safe or how fucked our heroes are. The cast is pretty okay, but is dominated by…
This was a nice survival film set on the backdrop of WWII, centered on the journey of a group of prison escapees. It's not very deep, and the ending was a bit much, but otherwise this was very easy to watch and enjoy.
Die Flucht einer Gruppe Gefangener aus einem stalinistischen Gulag ist gut besetzte Abenteuer-Unterhaltung mit etwas Tiefgang aber bei weitem nicht so packend wie er vielleicht sein möchte. Dafür sind die Strapazen der Protagonisten meist nur zu angedeutet oder behauptet.
عندما نرى هارب يركض بكل ما أوتي من قوة ومن خلفه حفنه من الأشخاص يتبعونه ، قد نختلف في سبب الهروب ولكننا نتفق بأنه هرب بدافع الخوف.
الخوف أحيانا يكون سبيلك نحو النجاة فلولا التضاد لكانت الحياة كخط واحد مستقيم لا ينتهي
فالرسام عندما تكون لوحته عبارة عن خط واحد بلا اعوجاج لكانت بلا قيمة ، ولكن اعوجاج ذلك الخط المستقيم وتضاده هو من أعطى لتلك اللوحة قيمتها.
قصة حقيقية عن مجموعة من الأشخاص يهربون من معتقل في سيبيريا إلى الهند أي قرابة الـ 4000 ميل سيراً على الأقدام بحثا عن الحرية
أن تموت حراً خير من أن تعيش أسيراً (هكذا كانت عزيمتهم). الفلم نوعا ما يخلو من عنصر الإثارة أي أنهم نقلوا ما حدث فقط بلا إضافات ولا "بهارات"…
I have tried to limit this list to proper period dramas (no animated features or alternate histories) and arrange them…