Monthly Archives: February 2005

EULOGY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Clancy Stars: Ray Romano, Hank Azaria, Debra Winger, Zooey Deschanel, Jesse Bradford, Famke Janssen, Piper Laurie, Kelly Preston, Glenne Headly, Rip Torn Running time: 90 minutes. This mordantly funny black comedy about death and the dysfunctional family comes from first time feature film director Michael Clancy, and its semi-autobiographical [...]

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ZELARY

Reviewed by GREG KING (Rialto) Director: Onrej Trojan Stars: Anna Geislerova, Gyorgy Cserhalmi, Tomas Zatecha, Jaroslava Adamova, Miroslav Donutil, Jaroslav Dusek, Iva Bittova, Ivan Trojan, Jan Hrusinsky, Ondrej Koval, Jan Triska, Juraj Hrcka, Edita Malovcic, Michael Hofbauer Running time: 150 minutes. Produced in the Czech republic and gorgeously filmed in the Slovakia region (the same [...]

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FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Universal/UIP) Director: Peter Berg Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Lukas Black, Derek Luke, Jay Hernandez, Garrett Hedlund, Tim McGraw Running time: 117 minutes. High school football has been the subject of many American movies, ranging from the vapid Varsity Blues through to the inspirational true story of Remember The Titans, and many [...]

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THE ILLUSTRATED FAMILY DOCTOR

Reviewed by GREG KING (Palace) Director: Kriv Stenders Stars: Samuel Johnson, Colin Friels, Sacha Horler, Kestie Morassi, Jessica Napier, Sarah Pierse, Jason Gann, Paul Sonnkila Running time: 100 minutes. Much has been written recently about the state of the local film industry, speculating about the reasons why audiences stay away in droves from our quirky, [...]

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RED LIGHTS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Cedric Kahn Stars: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Carole Bouquet, Vincent Deniard, Jean-Pierre Gos, Carline Paul Running time: 106 minutes. Based on a novel by prolific Belgian crime writer Georges Simenon, Red Lights is a tense road movie with sinister undertones and a slow burning, white-knuckled psychological thriller very much in the style [...]

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VERA DRAKE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Dendy) Director: Mike Leigh Stars: Imelda Staunton, Phil Drake, Peter Wright, Heather Craney, Adrian Scarborough, Daniel Mays, Alex kelly, Sally hawkins, Eddie Marsan, Ruth Sheen Running time: 124 minutes. Mike Leigh returns to the socially realistic dramas with which he is synonymous with Vera Drake, a bleak and emotionally devastating drama [...]

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THE AVIATOR

Reviewed by GREG KING (Warner Bros/Village Roadshow) Director: Martin Scorsese Stars: Leonardo Di Caprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate beckinsale, John C Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Brent Spiner, Edward Herrmann, Willem Dafoe, Matt Ross, Adam Scott, Kelli Garner, Rufus Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright Running time: 170 minutes. Most people [...]

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HIDE AND SEEK

Reviewed by GREG KING (20th Century Fox) Director: John Polson Stars: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Dylan Baker, Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo, Robert John Baker, Amy Irving Running time: 99 minutes. Australian actor turned director John Polson is certainly carving out a niche for himself in Hollywood as a proficient director of B-grade [...]

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