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Ray Jenkins (Angus Sampson) repairs TVs and is a bit of a dullard. In 1983 while the Royal Perth Yacht Club was giving a yachting lesson to their American counterparts, Ray wins a trip to Thailand. Ray's stepfather (Geoff Morrell) has some gambling debts and Ray reluctantly agrees to act as a mule to pay said debts. Ray swallows 20 condoms filled with heroin and gets nailed at the border. He is locked in a motel room until he releases his bowels. With an attorney (Georgina Haig) attempting to spring him, Ray is in a race against biology.This is an interesting low budget film. Most of the "action" takes place in a motel room. There is stuff going on around him, such as the drug dealers reaction and that of his parents. The film is a crime drama. The "comedy" aspect is not due to any kind of humor or irony, but simply because of the crudeness of the subject matter.Okay film for someone who watches a lot of crime dramas.Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
The Mule YIFY
The Mule also known as The Smuggler is a nice, offbeat crime thriller with some black comedy.It is set in 1983 as as Australia II is making a robust challenge for the Americas Cup Competition.Nice but dim Ray (Angus Sampson) has been set up to have a trip to Thailand with his football team. In fact the club president who has a sideline in criminal activities plans to have Ray set up as a drugs mule. Ray swallows condoms full of heroine but is detained by the police when he returns to Australia.He is questioned by detectives. Tom Croft (Hugo Weaving) and Les Paris (Ewen Leslie) who play bad cop and good cop respectively. Croft roughs Ray up but Ray decides not to pass anything through his body much to the detectives displeasure. Also the local criminals are not happy and reckon Ray will grass them up.The film has a heavy dose of toilet humour as Ray tries to stop himself from defecating. For such as simple tale, the writers have packed quiet a lot of plot and deliver it with a crafty way.
Korean War vet Earl Stone (Clint Eastwood) is an award winning flower grower. Times are tough and he loses his business to internet competition. His constant travels have alienated his ex-wife (Dianne Wiest) and daughter. His granddaughter (Taissa Farmiga) is getting married. He needs money to contribute to the wedding and a wedding guest has a suggestion. He becomes a mule for the drug cartel. Agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper) is new to the DEA and he's tracking the mules.First off, the cartel is overpaying for transportation. He's only moving the drugs within the States. The only reason to pay that much is to deliver the drugs across the border. I'm not sure why Clint is not doing that for this movie. It probably costs more to construct a border crossing and it may be difficult to film there now even for the GOP giant. There's not enough tension and crossing the border has the ability to inject vast amounts of intensity. This is generally a well constructed and functionally structured movie. Clint can do this in his sleep. The problem is that he thinks certain scene are hilarious but it's old-man hilarity. It's hilarious to old men who yell at kids to get off their lawns. The negro scene is hilarious. The five minutes of danger is hilarious. Jimmy Stewart is a great bit. The internet is a catch-all. It's old man humor done in an accusatory way. Relax old man, I've changed my tires before and I've even changed an air filter or two. He is directing the humor at the audience rather than with the audience. Of course, Clint has to be a sex machine and I actually find this somewhat funny. Finally, the DEA agents are not seen in the best light either. If they know that it's a black truck, one would think that a drug sniffing dog would be discreetly deployed around every dark colored truck at that motel. Quite frankly, the earlier dog scene is really good. There is a lackadaisical feel to the writing. This is not Clint's best work.
The much heralded renaissance of New Chinese Cinema can be an acquired taste to many Western filmgoers, but this handsome period piece (directed by the cinematographer of 'Yellow Earth', 1984) is livelier and more accessible than most. Part folk tale, part historical drama, it tells the story of a young virgin (sold by her father into marriage with a wealthy leper, in return for a mule), who after her husband's mysterious death continues to run his successful vineyard, with help from her loyal wedding bearers. And yet for all its undeniable physical beauty and colorful action the film can be a dry experience, at least until the outbreak of the second Sino-Japanese War in the 1930s. With the Japanese occupation some emotional urgency finally breaks through the film's mantle of reserve, which up to that point had marked even the more bawdy episodes of communal singing and drinking.
It's 1930s China. Jiu'er (Li Gong) is sent by her father to marry the leper winery owner Li Datou. On the way there, there are fields of red sorghum growing wild. She goes home to deliver the mule from Li Datou. She is taken out into the fields by Luohan where they have sex. Li Datou is killed by an unknown assailant and the winery is left to Jiu'er. Luohan returns drunk and making demands on her. He is thrown out. After he sobers up, he urinates into the wine and picks her up like in the field into her home. Surprisingly, the urine wine turns out to be the best ever. That night Luohan leaves and Jiu'er has a child. Nine years later, Luohan returns and the Japanese arrive.It starts off as a funny quirky film. It has moments of originality. When the Japanese come, the movie goes to another gear and another level. It's jarring and compelling. The red color infiltrates everything like the film itself is bleeding. Li Gong makes a terrific debut. The final orgy of violence is shocking.
Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man who is ninety years old, broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. He does well, so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn't the only one keeping tabs on Earl. The mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging D.E.A. Agent Colin Bates (Bradley Cooper). And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it's uncertain if he'll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel's enforcers, catch up to him. 041b061a72