Monthly Archives: January 2005

THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR

Reviewed by GREG KING (Dendy) Director: Tod Williams Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning Running time: 111 minutes. Faithfully adapted from the first third of John Irving’s sprawling novel A Widow For One Year, The Door In The Floor is a dark, contemplative, and emotionally charged film dealing with grief, [...]

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HOTEL RWANDA

Reviewed by GREG KING (Village) Director: Terry George Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix Running time: 122 minutes. Irish writer/director Terry George (Some Mothers’ Sons, etc) is a film maker with a conscience and is not afraid of courting controversy. His latest film is is a powerful and potent drama set against [...]

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FIRST DAUGHTER

Reviewed by GREG KING (20th Century Fox) Director: Forest Whittaker Stars: Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, Michael Keaton, Margaret Colin, Amelie. Just when it seemed that Dawson’s Creek’s Katie Holmes was leaving behind cute teenage roles for something more edgy (Pieces Of April, Go, etc) she returns to the type of role that may satisfy her [...]

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SEED OF CHUCKY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Don Mancini Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Billy Boyd, Redman. On general release from February 3. This one is a guilty pleasure, and how! In fact, Seed Of Chucky is the most fun I’ve had at the movies so far this year! Most long running horror movie franchises (including the [...]

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RAY

Reviewed by GREG KING (Universal/UIP) Director: Taylor Hackford Stars: Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Harry Lennix, Terence Dashon Howard, Larenz Tate, Richard Schiff, Regina King, Curtis Armstrong, Bokeem Woodbine, Aunjunue Ellis, Sharon Warren, David Krumholz, Patrick Bachau, Kurt Fuller Running time:inutes. On general release from January 26. Fans would have expected that a biopic [...]

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MILLION DOLLAR BABY

Reviewed by GREG KING (Warner Bros/Village) Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman, Margo Martindale, Lucia Rijker Running time: 132 minutes. Clint Eastwood is one of the best American film makers around, and as he gets older, he also seems to get better. Now the wrong side of 70, he is aware [...]

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CLOSER

Reviewed by GREG KING (Sony.) Director: Mike Nichols Stars: Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Natalie Portman Running time: 103 minutes. In some of his best films, Oscar winning director Mike Nichols has often been drawn to explorations of sex and disintegrating relationships (Carnal Knowledge, The Graduate, etc). His films often feature crackling dialogue, biting [...]

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ALFIE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Paramount/UIP) Director: Charles Shyer Stars: Jude Law, Marisa Tomei, Omar Epps, Nia Long, Jane Krakowski, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon, Gedde Watanabe Running time: 105 minutes. Most remakes are lazy and unnecessary, and rarely bring anything fresh or interesting to the material. Although not perfect, this slick, competent remake of iconic British [...]

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