Monthly Archives: June 1997

HUSTLER WHITE

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Bruce LaBruce and Rick Castro Stars: Tony Ward, Bruce LaBruce, Kevin Kramer, Ron Athey, Alex Austin, Kevin P Scott, Glen Meadmore, Graham David Smith, Ivar Johnson Running time: 79 minutes. At last, the provocative, controversial and much vilified Hustler White has finally been passed by the censor, with just a [...]

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ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Mirkin Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, Julia Campbell, Vincent Ventresca, Elaine hendrix, Mia Cottet, Kristin Bauer, Camryn Manheim, Justin Theroux. Like Rosencrantz and Guildenstern before them, Romy and Michele are two minor characters from a play who have taken on a life and identity of [...]

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GOD’S LONELY MAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Francis von Zerneck Stars: Michael Wyle, Heather McComb, Justine Bateman, Paul Dooley, Kieran Mulroney, Jamie Walters Running time: 97 minutes. This independently produced low budget American film deals with topical and provocative themes torn straight from toady’s news headlines. Yet somehow this chilling, unrepentantly violent and ultimately disturbing contemporary drama [...]

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THE LIARS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Elie Chouraqui Stars: Jean-Hugues Anglades, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Lorraine Bracco, Sami Frey, Julie Gayet, Marc Lavoine, Christian Charmetant, Marie Guillard Running time: 103 minutes. In the tradition of films such as Fellini’s classic 8 1/2, French director Elie Chouraqui (Man On Fire, etc) playfully probes beneath the glamorous surface of the [...]

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INVENTING THE ABBOTTS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Twentieth Century Fox) Director: Pat O’Connor Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Liv Tyler, Will Patton, Kathy Baker, Billy Crudup, Joanna Going, Jennifer Connelly, Barbara Williams Running time: 105 minutes. For some reason I was expecting Inventing The Abbotts to be a comedy. However, this new film from Pat O’Connor, director of Circle Of [...]

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NO WAY HOME

Reviewed by GREG KING (Globe Film Co) Director: Buddy Giovanazzo Stars: Tim Roth, James Russo, Deborah Kara Unger. A tough, brutal and violent contemporary drama of brotherly love and betrayal that centres around a sibling relationship marked by unspoken secrets from the past that inevitably impact on the present. Writer/director Buddy Giovanazzo has set this [...]

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SET IT OFF

reviewed by GREG KING Director: F Gary Gray Stars: Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, Vivica A Fox, Kimberly Elise, John C McGinley Running time: 120 minutes. It’s unusual to find a tough, contemporary crime thriller in which the main protagonists are Afro-American women, which is probably why local film distributors have not known how to handle [...]

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JUNGLE 2 JUNGLE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Beuna Vista) Director: John Pasquin Stars: Tim Allen, Sam Huntington, Martin Short, Lolita Davidovich, JoBeth Williams, David Ogden Stiers, Bob Dishy Running time: 105 minutes. Based on a little known French farce entitled Un Indien Dans La Ville (aka Little Indian, Big City), this disappointing Disney produced family oriented comedy reunites [...]

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