Monthly Archives: April 2004

THE PUNISHER

Reviewed by GREG KING. Unlike most super-heroes from the Marvel stable, Frank Castle (aka The Punisher) has no secret powers or alternative identity to speak of. Rather he is a bitter ex-cop who becomes a vigilante killer for hire, annihilating bad guys across the length and breadth of the US, who made his first appearance [...]

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THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE

Reviewed by GREG KING The undeniably entertaining and crowd pleasing box office smash Finding Nemo may well have picked up the Oscar for best animated feature this year, but there’s no denying that this quirky, blackly comic French animated feature is far more imaginative, inventive and clever. It’s just that it probably lacks the universal [...]

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OSAMA

Reviewed by GREG KING The first film to emerge from the post-Taliban Afghanistan is a grim, harrowing, and powerfully moving examination of how the religious extremism practiced by the Taliban affected the country. Writer/director Siddiq Barmak originally fled Afghanistan shortly after the arrival of the repressive regime in 1996, and returned after the fall of [...]

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THE DREAMERS

Reviewed by GREG KING Set against the background of the Paris riots of 1968, and the burgeoning growth of the youthful protest movement of the era, Bernardo Bertolucci’s latest film offers a heady mix of rebellion, youthful idealism, a sensational soundtrack of 60′s music, numerous filmic references and sex. Working from an adaptation of a [...]

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