Monthly Archives: January 1998

BOOGIE NIGHTS

(New Line/Village Roadshow) Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C Reilly, Heather Graham, William H Macy, Philip Baker Hall, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Nicole Parker, Robert Ridgely, Luis Guzman, Thomas Jane, Ricky Jay, Alfred Molina, Melora Walters Running time: 154 minutes. After more than a decade in the [...]

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FAIRY TALE: A TRUE STORY

Reviewed by GREG KING (REP) Director: Charles Sturridge Stars: Peter O’Toole, Harvey Keitel, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Paul McGann, Phoebe Nicholls, Bob Peck, Bill Nighy, Tim McInnerny, James Danaher, Mel Gibson (uncredited) Running time: 99 minutes. Even the more sceptical among us may believe in magic after watching the charming Fairy Tale: A True Story. [...]

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VERY BAD THINGS

Reviewed by GREG KING. While Very Bad Things shares a similar moral to A Simple Plan, it is ultimately a vastly different film. This grim black comedy looks at how normally ordinary people can commit atrocious acts and then be torn apart by their guilty conscience. However, debut writer/director Peter Berg (from Chicago Hope, etc) [...]

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WILDE – interview with director brian gilbert

WILDE ABOUT OSCAR.Greg King talks with director Brian Gilbert about his definitive biopic on the scandalous life of the colourful Irish writer.”Over the past twenty years there’s been a real cultural change in the assessment of Wilde,” elaborates British director Brian Gilbert, talking about his new biopic on the life and times of Oscar Wilde. [...]

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THE RAINMAKER

(Paramount/UIP) Director: Francis Ford Coppola Stars: Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Danny De Vito, Mary Kay Place, Danny Glover, Mickey Rourke, Red West, Andrew Shue, Roy Scheider, Dean Stockwell, Virginia Madsen, Teresa Wright, Johnny Whitworth, Randy Travis Running time: 138 minutes. Like Stephen King, former lawyer turned best selling author John Grisham is a [...]

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OSCAR AND LUCINDA

(Fox Searchlight) Director: Gillian Armstrong Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Richard Roxburgh, Clive Russell, Billie Brown, Geoffrey Rush, Josephine Byrnes, Barnaby Kay, Barry Otto, Chris Haywood Running time: 132 minutes. Director Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, etc) brings a touch of class to this visually impressive but ultimately flawed screen adaptation [...]

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MEAN GUNS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Rocvale Video) Director: Albert Pyun Stars: Christopher Lambert, Ice T, Michael Halsey, Tina Cote, Yuji Okumoto, Thom Mathews Running time: 104 minutes. Released directly onto video in this country, Mean Guns is one mean orgasmic macho fantasy. One hundred violent criminals who have all betrayed the mob in some way are [...]

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