Monthly Archives: December 2000

102 DALMATIANS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Disney/Buena Vista International) Director: Kevin Lima Stars: Glenn Close, Ioan Grufford, Alice Evans, Tim McInnerny, Gerard Depardieu, Ben Crompton, Carol McCready, Ian Richardson, Timothy West, voice of Eric Idle Running time: 100 minutes. Most sequels fail to live up to the expectations of the original, and so it is with this [...]

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LITTLE NICKY

Reviewed by GREG KING (New Line Cinema/Village Roadshow) Director: Steven Brill Stars: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Allen Covert, Reese Witherspoon, Tiny Lister jr, Michael McKean, Rodney Dangerfield, Jon Lovitz, Henry Winkler, Rob Schneider, Ozzy Osbourne. Adam Sandler is one of those comics that you either love or hate, with his whining [...]

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SUNSHINE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Paramount Classics/Alliance Atlantis/UIP) Director: Istvan Szabo Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, William Hurt, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle, Deborah Kara Unger, James Frain, John Neville, Molly Parker, Miriam Margolyes, Bill Paterson, Mark Strong Running time: 180 minutes. The latest film from Oscar winning director Istvan Szabo (Colonel Redl, Mephisto, etc) is a [...]

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DANCER IN THE DARK

Reviewed by GREG KING (Palace Films) Director: Lars Von Trier Stars: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Vladica Kostic, Siobhan Fallon, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgard, Joel Grey, Cara Seymour, Zeljeko Ivanek, Vincent Paterson, Jean-Marc Barr Running time: 139 minutes. Danish director Lars Von Trier (Zentropa, The Idiots, etc) certainly loves taking risks with his [...]

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SOFT FRUIT – interview with Russell Dykstra

by GREG KING When Russell Dykstra won his richly deserved AFI award, the Queensland born actor wasn’t in the auditorium to accept. Instead, he was performing in a play in Sydney. He was performing in an adaptation of Moliere’s play The Imaginary Invalid at the Ensemble Theatre in Kirribilli. In the play Dykstra had three [...]

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UNDER SUSPICION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Stephen Hopkins Stars: Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Monica Belluci, Thomas Jane This tense and claustrophobic thriller about a highly regarded citizen under investigation is set during a hot and steamy night in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a tropical paradise where the distinctions between the wealthy and the poor are obvious, [...]

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BLESS THE CHILD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chuck Russell Stars: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Ian Holm, Christina Ricci, Rufus Sewell, Holliston Coleman, Angela Bettis Twenty years ago Mace Neufeld produced The Omen, still one of the best of the ’70′s cycle of horror films. One of the first films to draw upon the Bible for an apocalyptic [...]

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SHAFT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Singleton Stars: Samuel L Jackson, Christian Bale, Vanessa Williams, Jeffery Wright, Toni Collette, Dust Rhymes, Dan Hedaya, Richard Roundtree, Lynne Thigpen, Pat Hingle, Philip Bosco, Josef Sommer, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Daniel Van Bargen. John Singleton’s previous films (Boyz N The Hood, Higher Learning, etc) were angry polemic lessons in black [...]

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