Monthly Archives: August 2001

A KNIGHT’S TALE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Columbia Tristar) Director: Brian Helgeland Stars: Heath Ledger, Rufus Sewell, Mark Addy, Laura Fraser, Alan Tudyk, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon, Christopher Cazenove, Berenice Bejo, James Purefoy Running time: 129 minutes. With his sly, sexy and charismatic performance in writer/director Brian Helgeland’s anachronistic but enjoyable medieval romp A Knight’s Tale, rising young [...]

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TIGERLAND

Reviewed by GREG KING. Joel Schumacher is best known for his series of light weight, big budget mainstream commercial movies (Batman & Robin, The Client, etc). So it comes as a bit of a surprise to find him tackling something a bit more meatier and hard hitting with this low budget war movie that follows [...]

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SEXY BEAST

Reviewed by GREG KING (Fox Searchlight/20th Century Fox) Director: Jonathan Glazer Stars: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Amanda Redman, Ian McShane, James Fox, Cavan Kendall, Julianne White, Alvar Monje Running time: 84 minutes. There has been a fine tradition of hard-edged, in-your-face British crime thrillers (the original Get Carter, Villain, Mona Lisa, Antonia Bird’s little seen [...]

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A TIME FOR DRUNKEN HORSES

Reviewed by GREG KING (NewVision) Director: Bahman Ghobadi Stars: Ayoub Ahmadi, Mehdi Ekhtiar-Dini, Rojin Younessi, Ameneh Ekhtiar-Dini Running time: 77 minutes (Iranian and Kurdish, with English subtitles). A Time For Drunken Horses is an assured if bleak first film from director Bahman Ghobadi, and it offers audiences some insight into the little seen world of [...]

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THE PLEDGE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Franchise Pictures/Village Roadshow) Director: Sean Penn Stars: Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright Penn, Aaron Eckhart, Sam Shapard, Benicio Del Toro, Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren, Mickey Rourke, Lois Smith, Harry Dean Stanton, Patricia Clarkson, Michael O’Keefe, Tom Noonan Running time: 123 minutes. As an actor, Sean Penn has an intense and occasionally volatile [...]

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