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The Strangers
September 1st, 2008

Like Chainsaw, plenty will be disgusted by such a nihilistic movie (take a bow, Funny Games), but as Oscar Wilde said, art is neither good nor evil, just well or badly made.

Four Minutes
April 1st, 2008

Will the teacher show the prot√©g√© the love she’s never known? Will the student bring the damaged older soul back to life? Watch a million other movies from Dangerous Minds and Dead Poet’s Society to Freedom Writers to find out.


White Planet
April 1st, 2008

Charting a year in the life of far north Canada would have been a huge task but it feels like an old ABC nature series. In fact it’s not even that informative, glossing over scientific fact in favour of poetic description interspersed with godawful native Inuit music.

Head in the Clouds
August 1st, 2005

Duigan paints a gorgeous looking picture of Europe’s heady pre-war days, and with the three beautiful and competent leads, it’s hard not to be drawn in.


The Strangers
September 1st, 2008

First time writer/director Bryan Bertino goes for nerve sawing tension rather than gore, and thoroughly achieves it through inventive camera angles and an unsettling score and sound effects. Unfortunately logic, natural behaviour and consistency are all sacrificed on the altar to achieve such a living, breathing sense of dread, and cliché often curbs an otherwise realistic depiction of events.

Movies about Africa — a Top Ten List
September 22nd, 2008

It’s been called everything from the savage continent to the New World. Spread over 30 million square kilometres, it has virtually every landscape and climate, life form and geopolitical society known to humankind. Is there any wonder our fascination with Africa never runs out?






Oblique September 11 references If one was to review the below list chronologically, one would find ...
April 30th, 2008

Movies about Africa — a Top Ten List It's been called everything from the savage continent to the New World. ...
September 22nd, 2008

The Bet An eager and commercial attempt from first-time director Mark (Gallipoli) Lee succeeds ...
April 1st, 2008

Artificial Intelligence – a Top Ten LIst It's human nature -- since time immemorial we've attributed human characteristics to ...
August 1st, 2008

American Swing Taking strong tonal cues from the 2005 documentary Inside Deep Throat, American ...
August 1st, 2009

White Planet The renaissance of cinema documentaries was bound to let loose a few ...
April 1st, 2008


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