Monthly Archives: January 2002

INTIMACY

Reviewed by GREG KING (Palace) Director: Patrice Chereau Stars: Mark Rylance, Kerry Fox, Timothy Spall, Phillipe Calvario, Alastair Galbraith, Marianne Faithfull Running time: 119 minutes. If Catherine Breillat’s Romance sparked a heated debate about censorship and the fine line between what is art and what is pornography, then Intimacy, the new film from French director [...]

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UNDER THE SAND

Reviewed by GREG KING. Young French director Francois Ozon is currently a darling of the new wave of French cinema, the critics and the international film festival circuit, yet his previous films (Water Drops On Burning Rocks, Sitcom, etc) have failed to gain a commercial release in this country. Under The Sand (Sous le Sable) [...]

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SPY GAME

Reviewed by GREG KING (Universal/Beacon/UIP) Director: Tony Scott Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane, Larry Bryggman, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, David Hemmings, Todd Boyce, Matthew Marsh, Charlotte Rampling, James Aubrey, Ken Leung, Amidou, Omid Djalili Running time: 126 minutes. Robert Redford returns to the CIA for the first time since the gripping ’70′s thriller [...]

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DIVIDED WE FALL

Reviewed by GREG KING (Gil Scrine Films) Director: Jan Hrebejk Stars: Boleslav Polivka, Anna Siskova, Jaroslav Dusek, Csongor Kassai, Jiri Kodet, Vladimir Marek, Richard Tesarik Running time: 117 minutes (Czech and German, with English subtitles) Since the collapse of the Iron Curtain, there has been a resurgence of the once suppressed film industry in Central [...]

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MAX KEEBLE’S BIG MOVE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Walt Disney/Buena Vista International) Director: Tim Hill Stars: Alex D Linz, Larry Miller, Jamie Kennedy, Nora Dunn, Robert Carradine, Orlando Bloom, Zena Grey, Josh Peck, Troy Fisher. Max Keeble’s Big Move is a lightweight, moderately amusing Home Alone clone from the Disney studios that holds some appeal for easily pleased younger [...]

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JEEPERS CREEPERS

Reviewed by GREG KING (MGM/UA/Village Roadshow) Director: Victor Salva Stars: Justin Long, Gina Phillips, Patricia Belcher, Jonathan Breck, Eileen Brennan, Jon Beshara Running time: 89 minutes. Squabbling Jenner siblings Darius (Justin Long, from Galaxy Quest and tv’s ED, etc) and Patricia (Gina Phillips) are taking a long scenic drive home for the holidays via some [...]

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THE ONE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Revolution Studios/Columbia Tristar) Director: James Wong Stars: Jet Li, Delroy Lindo, Jason Statham, Carla Gugino, James Morrison, Dean Norris Running time: 87 minutes. Martial arts action heroes Jet Li and his contemporary Jackie Chan have followed different paths in Hollywood. While Chan has preferred to make a string of light weight [...]

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OCEAN’S ELEVEN

Reviewed by GREG KING (Warner Bros/Village Roadshow) Director: Steven Soderbergh Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Elliot Gould, Carl Reiner, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, Shaobo Qin, cameos from Angie Dickinson, Henry Silva, Wayne Newton, Lennox Lewis Running time: 116 minutes. Steven Soderbergh’s slick, sophisticated and intelligent [...]

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