October 9th, 2008

A comic and dramatic action film starring two small English boys doesn’t sound a lot like Giueseppe Tornatore’s much-loved 1988 classic Cinema Paradiso. Was Jennings aware he’d be joining such auspicious company with other films about how the movies can so completely seduce us, especially as children?

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
January 24th, 2008

It’s part of Todd’s plan to exact revenge on the man who ruined his life, but there’s a moral that comes to light in the last few frames, a cruel turn of fate that reminds us crime doesn’t pay

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
December 3rd, 2005

Ghost in the Shell 2 suffers much the same fate. Call it the Wachowski Effect; the original was (while still pretty confusing on first viewing) smaller, neater, tighter and cooler.

8 Mile
January 23rd, 2003

By now, you’ll have heard how fantastic 8 Mile is, and what an astounding actor Eminem has proven himself. Doubtless the film will skyrocket into the troposphere of acclaim because nobody can deny he’s one of the most prominent cultural forces in the Western world today.

Black Snake Moan
July 26th, 2007

It’s not clear how symbolic the device is (much of the movie seems to be), but Rae’s sexual urges are depicted as an uncontrollable mania even she can’t control, urges that will destroy any decent, God-fearing man close enough.

Last Samurai, The
January 29th, 2004

A well regarded Sydney film magazine recently reviewed Tom Cruise’s presence and performance in The Last Samurai and asked the question; is he a serious actor or a show pony?

Spiderman 2 Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Alfred Molina, Rosemary Harris, J ...
July 1st, 2004

Perfect Strangers Directed by Gaylene Preston Starring: Rachel Blake, Sam Neill There are some screen performers ...
October 1st, 2003

City of God Directed by: Fernando Meirelles. Based on the Book by Paolo Lins It's a ...
March 13th, 2003

Restraint Two deadbeat lovers are on the lam, Bonnie and Clyde style, after ...
June 25th, 2009

The Descent Written and Directed by Neil Marshall Starring Natalie Mendoza, Shauna Macdonald, Alex Reid, ...
November 23rd, 2006

Acolytes Acolytes is the kind of film that reminds you there's two types ...
May 7th, 2009

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