Monthly Archives: March 2005

THE INTERPRETER

Reviewed by GREG KING. Sylvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) is an interpreter at the UN. One night she accidentally overhears an assassination plot aimed at a President Zuwanie (played by Briton Earl Cameron, who had a small role in Thunderball before living in a self-imposed semi-retirement in the Solomon islands), a controversial African dictator from the [...]

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BAD EDUCATION

Reviewed by GREG KING. Two boys, abused by a priest in a parochial school, are reunited some two decades later. Enrique (Fele Martinez) is an acclaimed film director, while Ignacio (Mexican heart throb Gael Garcia Bernal, recently seen as the young Che Guevara in The Motorcycle Diaries) is a transvestite who has written a film [...]

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LUTHER

Reviewed by GREG KING. In many ways, this dry epic biopic of Martin Luther resembles A Man For All Seasons. Luther was the 16th century priest who challenged the blatant corruption and commercialism of the Catholic Church, and whose calls for reformation ultimately led to a peasant uprising and the German church breaking away from [...]

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BUBBA HO-TEP

Reviewed by GREG KING. In his own prolific, carefully managed film career, Elvis never managed to make anything this original, off-beat, irreverent and daring. According to Bubba Ho-Tep’s interesting his recreation of the concept, Elvis never actually left the building. He swapped places with an Elvis impersonator, who promptly died and left the King to [...]

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THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

Reviewed by GREG KING (Miramax/Buena Vista) Director: Wes Anderson Stars: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston, Noah Taylor, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Bud Cort, Seu Jorge, Seymour Cassell Running time: 118 minutes. The droll wit and eccentric style of Wes Anderson have become something of an acquired taste through his three [...]

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BE COOL

Reviewed by GREG KING (MGM) Director: F Gary Gray Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric The Entertainer, Andre Benjamin, Christina Milian, Harvey Keitel, The Rock, Robert Pastorelli, James Woods, Steve Tyler, The Rock, Danny De Vito Running time: 118 minutes. One of the more iconic moments in recent cinema history was when John [...]

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OLD BOY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chanwook Park Stars: Min-sik Choi, Ji-Tae Yoo, Hye-jung Gang Running time: 119 minutes. Some of the most exciting cinema is emerging from Asia at the moment. Their stylistic action epics make the majority of big budget Hollywood productions seem tired and lethargic by comparison. A case in point is Korean [...]

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