Monthly Archives: February 1999

HILARY AND JACKIE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Anand Tucker Stars: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, Celia Imrie, James Frain, Charles Dance, David Morrissey, Bill Paterson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Auriol Evans, Keeley Flanders, Nyree Dawn Porter. The tortured life of gifted but flawed musicians has provided some rich material for film makers over the years. Former documentary director Anand Tucker’s [...]

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GIRLS’ NIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nick Hurran Stars: Julie Walters, Brenda Blethyn, Kris Kristofferson, George Costigan, Philip Jackson, James Gaddas Who would have thought that a low budget British film about two middle aged women would have been so damn heart wrenching, or, indeed, so entertaining? Jackie (Julie Walters) and Dawn (Brenda Blethyn) are life [...]

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CUBE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Vincenzo Natali Stars: Maurice Dean Wint, Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Wayne Robson Ever since he first picked up a video camera and started making his own short films at the tender age of eleven, Canadian writer/director Vincenzo Natali has been intrigued with macabre fantasy worlds [...]

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THE CORRUPTOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: James Foley Stars: Chow Yun-Fat, Mark Wahlberg, Ric Young, Paul Ben-Victor, Brian Cox, Andrew Pang, Byron Mann, Elizabeth Lindsey, Kim Chan, Jon Kit Lee, Tovah Feldshuh, Marie Matiko. The influence of Asian cinema on Hollywood has become increasingly obvious, with directors like John Woo leaving their mark on the action [...]

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RUSHMORE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Wes Anderson Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Bill Murray, Brian Cox, Seymour Cassel, Mason Gamble, Sara Tanaka, Stephen McCole, Luke Wilson, Connie Nielsen, Ronnie McCawley, Keith McCawley Writer/director Wes Anderson is an audacious talent who possesses an unconventional and off beat sensibility. Rushmore is the second film from Anderson, whose [...]

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THE OTHER SISTER

Reviewed by GREG KING This romantic comedy about two intellectually handicapped people who fall in love is also cloaked with the melodramatic excesses of the typical dysfunctional family drama. This results in a film that is manipulative, overly sentimental, saccharine and mawkish. But The Other Sister will also have audiences unashamedly blubbering in the aisles. [...]

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RONIN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Frankenheimer Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Stellan Skasgard, Natascha McElhone, Jonathan Pryce, Sean Bean, Skipp Sudduth, Michael Lonsdale, Jan Triska In the 60′s, John Frankenheimer was without peer as a director of taut action films and riveting political thrillers. His more memorable films included Seven Days In May, [...]

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