Monthly Archives: October 1997

THE TRUCE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Palace) Director: Francesco Rosi Stars: John Turturro, Rade Serbedzija, Massimo Ghini, Stefano Dionisi, Teco Celio, Roberto Citran, Agnieszka Wagner, Claudio Bisio, Andy Luotto Running time: 118 minutes. Set during the final months of W.W.II, this powerful and inspiring film from veteran Italian director Francesco Rosi (Carmen, etc) depicts the nightmarish fate [...]

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DREAM WITH THE FISHES

Reviewed by GREG KING (Globe) Director: Finn Taylor Stars: David Arquette, Brad Hunt, Cathy Moriarty, J E Freeman, Kathryn Erbe, Allyce Beasley, Patrick McGaw, Anita Barone Running time: 97 minutes. Finn Taylor’s directorial debut is a quirky, meandering road movie that explores themes of death and letting go of the past. In combining familiar elements [...]

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FOREIGN MOON

Reviewed by GREG KING (Dendy) Director: Zhang Zeming Stars: Vicky Chen Hsiao-Hsuen, Harrison Liu, Chen Da Ming Running time: 90 minutes. Set in 1989, a period of tumultuous political change in China, this warm, honest and amusing film looks at the plight of those who fled the repressive regime of their homeland to make a [...]

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AMERICAN BUFFALO

Reviewed by GREG KING (Capitol Films/Palace) Director: Michael Corrente Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson Running time: 95 minutes. Originally written in 1975, David Mamet’s incisive study of small time hustlers and lower class denizens from the seedy underbelly of modern America was ground breaking drama that forever changed the landscape of contemporary American [...]

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G.I. JANE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Village) Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe, Daniel Von Bargen, Scott Wilson, John Michael Higgins, Kevin Gage, David Vadim, Morris Chestnut, Jim Caviezel, Boyd Kestner, David Warshofsky. The last decent film Demi Moore made was, arguably, A Few Good Men, in which she played a [...]

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DUST OFF THE WINGS

Reviewed by GREG KING (UIP) Director: Lee Rogers Stars: Lee Rogers, Kate Ceberano, Phil Ceberano, Ward Stevens, Felix Williamson, Rash Ryder, Simon Lyndon, Leigh Russell, Simmone MacKinnon, Alana Ross-Stevens, Kate Fischer Running time: 89 minutes. Filmed against the background of the hedonistic and largely misogynist surfing culture of Bondi Beach, this rather confronting mix of [...]

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KISSED

Reviewed by GREG KING (Lakeshore International) Director: Lynne Stopkewich Stars: Molly Parker, Peter Outerbridge, Jay Brazeau Running time: 78 minutes. This offbeat little black comedy about necrophilia, perverse eroticism and obsession strips away some of the mysticism surrounding death and its attendant rituals. However, its unusual subject matter may not appeal to everyone. The central [...]

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PICTURE PERFECT

Reviewed by GREG KING (Twentieth Century Fox) Director: Glenn Gordon Caron Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon, Ileana Douglas, Olympia Dukakis, Kevin Dunne, Anne Twomey Running time: 102 minutes. Writer/director Glenn Gordon Caron is best known for his work on the classic tv shows Moonlighting, which made a star out of Bruce Willis, and [...]

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