Monthly Archives: April 1999

LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Kwietniowski Stars: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock, Maury Chaykin From first time writer/director Richard Kwietniowski comes this droll, delightfully entertaining and dry fish out of water tale. Based on Gilbert Adair’s cult novel, long thought to be unfilmable, Love And Death On Long Island is also [...]

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LOLITA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Adrian Lyne Stars: Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Dominique Swain, Frank Langella, Ben Silverstone Adrian Lyne’s previous films (9 And 1/2 Weeks, Fatal Attraction, etc) have dealt with the nature of sexual attraction and obsession, and his adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial 1958 novel Lolita further explores these themes. However, free [...]

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DIVORCING JACK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Caffrey Stars: David Thewlis, Rachel Griffiths, Robert Lindsay, Richard Gant, Laine Megaw, Laura Fraser, Alan McKee, Jason Isaacs This violent, zany and blackly comic thriller, adapted from Colin Bateman’s widely acclaimed novel, is set against the background of contemporary Northern Ireland, besieged by chaos, violence and unrest. However, Divorcing [...]

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BABY GENIUSES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bob Clark Stars: Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Peter MacNicol, Kim Cattrall, Dom Deluise, Kyle Howard, Ruby Dee, Kaye Ballard, voice of Miko Hughes. Baby Co annually spends millions of dollars in experimentation, research and development, aimed at trying to understand the intelligence of early childhood and artificially create super intelligent [...]

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AT FIRST SIGHT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Irwin Winkler Stars: Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino, Kelly McGillis, Nathan Lane, Steven Weber, Bruce Davison, Ken Howard. Audiences who love a good cry at the movies, and who haven’t overdosed yet on the saccharine excesses of Message In A Bottle and its ilk, are in for a treat with At [...]

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APT PUPIL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bryan Singer Stars: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Bruce Davison, Elias Koteas, Joe Morton, Joshua Jackson, David Schwimmer, Jan Triska, Michael Byrne, Heather McComb, Ann Dowd. There were high expectations for Bryan Singer’s follow up to his Oscar winning crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995), and Apt Pupil doesn’t disappoint. Apt [...]

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AMERICAN HISTORY X

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tony Kaye Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo, Fairuza Balk, Avery Brooks, Elliott Gould, Stacy Keach. Written by David McKenna, American History X explores the origins of hatred and bigotry, and shows how those attitudes can be passed from one generation to the next. The film shows how frustrated, [...]

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Hoffman Stars: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale, Calista Flockhart, Stanley Tucci, Rupert Everett, Dominic West, Anna Friel, Sophie Marceau, David Strathairn, Sam Rockwell, Roger Rees. To see, or not to see? That is indeed the question regarding Michael Hoffman’s rather disappointing and pedestrian adaptation of Shakespeare’s whimsical comedy [...]

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