Monthly Archives: February 2003

JUST MARRIED

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Shawn Levy Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Brittany Murphy, Christian Kane, Monet Mazur, David Moscow, Valeria, David Rasche, Veronica Cartwright, Raymond J Barry, George Gaynes, Toshi Toda, Jill Parker-Jones Romantic comedies often follow a safe and predictable formula or else they rely heavily on the charisma and box office appeal of their [...]

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KAANTE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sanjay Gupta Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Kumar Gaurav, Mahesh Manjrekar, Lucky Ali, Malaika Khan Curry Dogs? Kaante is the first Bollywood film to be shot entirely in America, and it makes no bones about its obvious similarities to Quentin Tarantino’s influential cult classic Reservoir Dogs. Six criminals [...]

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FAR FROM HEAVEN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Todd Haynes Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson, Viola Davis, James Rebhorn, Ryan Ward, Lindsay Andretta, Celia Weston, Michael Gaston, Bette Henritze, Jordan Puryear A scathing examination of small town prejudice, intolerance and small-mindedness, Far From Heaven is by far director Todd Haynes’ most subtle and mature [...]

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ABOUT SCHMIDT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Alexander Payne Stars: Jack Nicholson, Hope Davis, Kathy Bates, Dermot Mulroney Since his third Oscar for As Good As It Gets, it seems that Jack Nicholson has been opting for more challenging roles (The Pledge, etc) that enable him to stretch himself, rather than merely playing yet another variation of [...]

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SOLARIS

Reviewed by GREG KING. Since winning an Oscar for the overrated Traffic, former Hollywood golden boy Steven Soderbergh’s career has gone from strength to box office poison. His exuberant remake of the 1960′s Rat Pack crime caper Ocean’s Eleven was superb stuff, but since then everything he has touched has smacked of failure. Full Frontal, [...]

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GANGS OF NEW YORK

Reviewed by GREG KING. Martin Scorsese is, arguably, the best contemporary director never to have won an Oscar. However, that oversight may change, with the epic Gangs Of New York, which details the turbulent, blood soaked history of New York that laid the foundations of the modern city. Gangs Of New York is something of [...]

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FRAILTY

Reviewed by GREG KING. Bill Paxton, a regular in the films of James Cameron and Sam Raimi, makes an impressive directorial debut with Frailty, a disturbingly sinister gothic thriller in the same vein as the chilling Seven, etc, in which religious mania becomes a justification for murder. In Dallas a vicious serial killer known as [...]

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