Monthly Archives: August 2005

INSIDE DEEP THROAT

Reviewed by GREG KING. This fascinating and well-researched documentary places the most famous porn film of all time into its proper historical and social context. Inside Deep Throat looks at the film’s impact and the legacy the sexually explicit film left on a conservative America that was undergoing a tumultuous period of upheaval in the [...]

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DEUCE BIGALOW EUROPEAN GIGOLO

Reviewed by GREG KING. In the original Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo (2001), Rob Schneider played an unemployed fish tank cleaner who was reluctantly forced to become a “man whore” to earn some quick cash. It was a comedy with plenty of gross out moments and a certain charm. But it also proved an unexpected hit, [...]

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MADAGASCAR

Reviewed by GREG KING. Dreamworks and Pixar are the two major players in the screen animation field at the moment, and have clearly overtaken Disney’s traditional domination of this field with their canny blend of fast paced, brilliantly subversive stories, and broad appeal. The latest animated feature from the Dreamworks studios (which have given us [...]

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LORDS OF DOGTOWN

Reviewed by GREG KING. A Big Wednesday for the skateboard fraternity? In the 1970’s, a trio of blonde-haired California surfing teens reinvented skateboarding by using surf-like moves on the streets and empty swimming pools of Venice Beach. The story of the legendary Z-boys has already been told in great detail in the superb 2001 documentary [...]

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MYSTERIOUS SKIN

Reviewed by GREG KING. Gregg Araki is a controversial director who has shocked and disturbed audiences with his deliberately provocative and unsettling in-your-face-depictions of teenage sexuality, identity crises and an invulnerable younger generation on a headlong rush into self-destruction in middle America (The Doom Generation, Totally F***ed Up, etc). Mysterious Skin, a provocative story about [...]

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