Monthly Archives: March 1998

THE DREAM LIFE OF ANGELS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Erick Zonca Stars: Elodie Bouchez, Natacha Regnier, Gregoire Colin (French, with English subtitles). First time director Erick Zonca’s The Dream Life Of Angels (La Vie Revee Des Anges) is a grim, warts and all study of female friendship. But, unlike most formula driven Hollywood efforts, there are no terminal diseases [...]

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THE IDIOTS (IDIOTERNE)

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Lars Von Trier Stars: Bodil Jorgensen, Jens Albinus, Louise Hassing, Troels Lyby, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Henrik Prip, Luis Mesonero, Louise Mieritz, Kund Romer Jorgenson (Danish, with English subtitles). Pioneered by Danish enfant terrible Lars Von Trier, the Dogma manifesto represents a back to basics style of film making. The manifesto [...]

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BESIEGED

(Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bernardo Bertolucci Stars: Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Claudio Santamarta, John C Ojwang Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci’s films often unfold on a sprawling canvas (the epic 1900 and the Oscar-winning The Last Emperor, etc), while others court controversy (Last Tango In Paris). While some of his works are visually lush, many [...]

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director:John Madden Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Platrow, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Imelda Staunton, Tom Wilkinson, Ben Affleck, Martin Clunes, Judi Dench, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Joe Roberts, Rupert Everett, Antony Sher, Mark Williams Running Time:123 minutes. This bawdy, slightly irreverent but delightfully entertaining romantic comedy offers us a fictional interpretation of [...]

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The Wings Of The Dove.

WINGING IT! Greg King talks to British actor Linus Roache, star of Priest and The Wings Of The Dove. ┬ęGreg King March 1998 Melbourne Australia”I think I tend to get drawn towards characters who are in moral dilemmas, people who have got really difficult choices to make. I’m very interested in what real conscience is.” [...]

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FIRESTORM

(Twentieth Century Fox) Director: Dean Semler Stars: Howie Long, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe, Suzy Amis, Christianne Hirt, Garwin Sanford, Sebastian Spence, Michael Greyeyes Running time: 85 minutes. Rather than blaze a new trail for action thrillers, Firestorm merely fizzles out. This rather clich├ęd and derivative thriller kick starts the new career of Howie Long, a [...]

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BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD DO AMERICA

Director: Mike Judge Voices of: Mike Judge, Robert Stack, Cloris Leachman, Richard Linklater, Eric Bogosian Running time: 89 minutes. Primarily being the adventures of two hormonally challenged nerdy adolescent couch potatoes whose chief pursuits are watching music videos and trying to score with chicks. Like the recent Joe’s Apartment, the characters of Beavis and Butthead [...]

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BENT

(Channel Four Films) Director: Sean Mathias Stars: Clive Owen, Lothaire Bluteau, Brian Webber, Rupert Graves, Ian McKellen, Mick Jagger Running time: 118 minutes. Based on Martin Sherman‘s provocative and moving play, Bent is ultimately a moving love story and affecting testament to the enduring strength of the human spirit. This quite powerful film traces the [...]

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