Monthly Archives: February 2001

MEN OF HONOUR

Reviewed by GREG KING (20th Century Fox) Director: George Tillman Stars: Cuba Gooding jr, Robert De Niro, Charlize Theron, Aunjanue Ellis, Michael Rapaport, Hal Holbrook, Powers Boothe, David Keith, Joshua Leonard, Holt McCallany, David Conrad, Glynn Turman Running time: 129 minutes. Originally entitled Navy Diver, Men Of Honour ultimately comes across as a worthy cross [...]

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THE WATCHER

Reviewed by GREG KING (Universal/UIP) Director: Joe Charbanic Stars: James Spader, Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei, Chris Elliot, Ernie Hudson, Robert Cicchini, Yvonne Niami Running time: 97 minutes. Keanu Reeves is woefully miscast as David Allen Griffin, a serial killer with a penchant for stalking his victims before strangling them with piano wire. His wooden, one-dimensional [...]

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CUNNAMULLA

Reviewed by GREG KING (Ronin Films) Documentary Director: Dennis O’Rourke Running time: 83 minutes. Welcome to Redneckville, Australia! Famous for his often controversial documentaries, acclaimed documentary film maker Dennis O’Rourke (The Good Woman Of Bangkok, etc) presents a rather disturbing and unflinchingly honest and accurate portrait of life in contemporary rural Australia with his latest [...]

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HIGHLANDER: ENDGAME

Reviewed by GREG KING (Dimension Films/Village Roadshow) Director: Douglas Aarniokoski Stars: Christopher Lambert, Adrian Paul, Bruce Payne, Donnie Yen, Jim Bynes, Peter Wingfield, Sheila Gish Running time: 88 minutes. This third sequel to Russell Mulcahy’s imaginative Highlander is easily the most incomprehensible in the increasingly silly series about immortal warriors battling for supremacy and domination [...]

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WHERE THE MONEY IS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Warner Bros/Village Roadshow) Director: Marek Kanievska Stars: Paul Newman, Linda Fiorentino, Dermot Mulroney, Frankie Faison Running time: 88 minutes. For Paul Newman, the money now is obviously more in his special sauces and salad dressings rather than films. This gracefully aging former box office champion is now finding decent roles hard [...]

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THE CLOSER YOU GET

Reviewed by GREG KING (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox) Director: Aileen Ritchie Stars: Ian Hart, Niamh Cusack, Ruth McCabe, Pat Shortt, Sean McGinley, Cathleen Bradley, Ristead Cooper Running time: 92 minutes. Most Irish comedies rely on their whimsical nature, the beauty of the emerald isle, and the eccentric charms of the characters to entertain audiences (The [...]

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CHOCOLAT

Reviewed by GREG KING (Miramax/Village Roadshow) Director: Lasse Hallstrom Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Carrie-Anne Moss, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin, Peter Stormare, Hugh O’Conor, Aurelien Parent Kocnig, Victoire Thivisol, John Wood, Leslie Caron, Ron Cook Running time: 121 minutes. Here we go again! Another charming fable that explores the magical healing powers of [...]

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DUETS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Hollywood Pictures/Buena Vista International) Director: Bruce Paltrow Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Huey Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Andre Braugher, Maria Bello, Scott Speedman, Angie Dickinson, Lochlyn Munro Running time: 112 minutes. Karaoke as a metaphor for the true meaning of life? It’s unlikely that many within the audience will buy into that argument after [...]

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