Monthly Archives: May 1997

SOME MOTHER’S SON

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Terry George Stars: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, John Lynch, Aiden Gillen, David O’Hara, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Hollnader, Tim Woodward Running time: 112 minutes. Writers Terry George and Jim Sheridan gave us the impassioned In The Name Of The Father, and the pair again offer a more human perspective to the [...]

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PRIVATE PARTS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Betty Thomas Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris, Reni Santoni, Paul Giamatti, Carol Alt, Paul Hecht, Jackie Martling, Gary Dell’Abate, Richard Portnow, Althea Cassidy Running time: 109 minutes. It’s not every one who gets the opportunity to indulge themselves by having their own home movie shot by [...]

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THE LEADING MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Duigan Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Thandie Newton, Lambert Wilson, Anna Galiena, Barry Humphries, David Warner, Diana Quick, Patricia Hodge, Kevin McKidd Running time: 100 minutes. Using the familiar play-within-a-film device, Australian director John Duigan (Flirting, etc) takes us behind the scenes of a prestigious London theatre company as they [...]

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THE QUIET ROOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Rolf De Heer Stars: Chloe Ferguson, Celine O’Leary, Paul Blackwell Running time: 92 minutes. Rolf De Heer’s sixth film is challenging stuff that will probably not sit well with mainstream audiences. The Quiet Room is a quite confronting and in your face exploration of how the disintegration of a marriage [...]

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THE FIFTH ELEMENT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Luc Besson Stars: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Tommy “Tiny” Lister jr, Lee Evans, Tricky, Charlie Creed Miles, John Neville, John Bluthal, Matthieu Kassovitz Running time: 127 minutes. This impressive, big budget action packed futuristic fantasy from French director Luc Besson [...]

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THE ASSOCIATE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Donald Petrie Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Tim Daly, Eli Wallach, Bebe Neuwirth, George Martin, Lanie Kazan, Austin Pendleton, Kenny Kerr Running time: 115 minutes. Whoopi Goldberg may be a very talented actress and gifted comic, but her selection of film roles unfortunately seems to be very much a hit [...]

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BIG NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott Stars: Stanley Tucci, Tony Shalhoub, Ian Holm, Minnie Driver, Isabella Rossellini, Marc Anthony, Campbell Scott, Liev Schreiber In the tradition of Babette’s Feast, this low budget film centres around two immigrant brothers, running an unsuccessful Italian restaurant in New Jersey, who prepare a lavish feast [...]

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MARGARET’S MUSEUM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mort Ransen Stars: Helena Bonham-Carter, Kate Nelligan, Clive Russell, Craig Olejnik, Kenneth Welsh, Andrea Morris, Peter Boretski Set in Glace Bay, a 1940′s mining town located in a forgotten corner of Nova Scotia, Margaret’s Museum is a grim, yet ultimately moving drama and bittersweet love story. With amazing honesty and [...]

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