Monthly Archives: May 1998

20 DATES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Myles Berkowitz Stars: Myles Berkowitz, Robert McKee, Richard Arlook, Tia Carrere. In 1996, Aussie film maker Robert Gibson exposed his personal life and failed relationships to excruciatingly painful scrutiny with his video diary Video Fool For Love. First time film maker Myles Berkowitz attempts something similar, albeit it on a [...]

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vincent perez interview

GREG KING TALKS WITH GALLIC HEARTTHROB VINCENT PEREZ “I have this feeling that now I’m reaching 34, everything is starting. It’s starting to get interesting and exciting because my parts are getting more and more complex.” Gallic heartthrob Vincent Perez was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in June 1964. His German mother and Spanish father had [...]

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STAR MAPS

(Fox Searchlight/Palace) Director: Miguel Arteta Stars: Douglas Spain, Efrain Figueroa, Kandeyce Jorden, Martha Velez, Lysa Flores, Annette Murphy, Robin Thomas, Vincent Chandler. In his striking feature film debut, writer/director Miguel Arteta captures the sleazier side of the city of angels. Aspiring young stars succumb to temptation and sell their souls, and even their bodies, just [...]

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THE TIN DRUM

Director: Volker Schlondorff Stars: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler, Daniel Olbrychski, Katharina Thalbach, Heinz Bennent Running time: 142 minutes (German, with English subtitles). Twenty years after it was first released to world wide critical acclaim, Volker Schlondorff‘s controversial Oscar winning allegory about the rise of Fascism and the loss of innocence still has the [...]

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SCREAM 2

(Miramax/Village Roadshow) Director: Wes Craven Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Jerry O’Connell, Lewis Arquette, Laurie Metcalf, Liev Schreiber, Timothy Olyphant, Elise Neal, Duane Martin, Rebecca Gayheart, Portia De Rossi, Jada Pinkett, Omar Epps, Tori Spelling, Heather Graham, David Warner. The rules of sequels are very simple – you [...]

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COP LAND

(Miramax/Village Roadshow) Director: James Mangold Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Robert Patrick, Michael Rapaport, Annabella Sciorra, Cathy Moriarty, Janeane Garofalo, Peter Berg, John Spencer, Noah Emmerich, Edie Falco, Malik Yoba, Deborah Harry, Robert John Burke, Frank Vincent Running time: 105 minutes. The cop land of the title is Garrison, a [...]

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LUCIE AUBRAC

(NewVision) Director: Claude Berri Stars: Carole Bouquet, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Roger Milo, Eric Boucher, Patrice Chereau, Heino Ferch, Pascal Greggory Running time: 100 minutes (French with English subtitles). Set against the background of occupied Lyon in 1943, Lucie Aubrac is a suspenseful and moving story of love, courage and a daring war time rescue. Based on [...]

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DAS BOOT: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

(Columbia Tri-star/Dendy) Director: Wolfgang Peteresen Stars: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus WennemannHubertus Begsch, Martin Semmelrogge Running time: 199 minutes (German with English subtitles). With some fifty minutes of previously unseen footage and additional scenes restored, the director’s cut of Wolfgang Petersen‘s 1981 tense war time submarine thriller The Boat now runs longer than Titanic. The [...]

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