Monthly Archives: September 2006

TALLADEGA NIGHTS

Reviewed by GREG KING. When going to watch a Will Ferrell comedy, it is almost obligatory to leave your brain at the door. Ferrell is the modern equivalent of the likes of Steve Martin and Chevy Chase – a naturally funny performer who worked his way up the ranks of tv institution Saturday Night Live [...]

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THE CAVE OF THE YELLOW DOG

Reviewed by GREG KING. A graduate of the Munich film school, Byambasuren Davaa has returned to her native Mongolia to make engaging and unassuming little films that capture the disappearing traditions of the nomadic tribes that roam the remote steppes and plains of Mongolia. Her affection for these people is obvious. As with her acclaimed [...]

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HEPHZIBAH

Reviewed by GREG KING. This acclaimed and award winning documentary exploring the fascinating life of concert pianist and human rights activist Hephzibah Menuhin was filmed in 1998 but is only now gaining a limited cinematic release. Born in California in 1920, Hephzibah Menuhin was the lesser-known younger sister of internationally renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin. A [...]

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EM 4 JAY

Reviewed by GREG KING. Yet another local drama that follows the self-destructive spiral of two pathetic drug addicts on the road to oblivion, Em 4 Jay hardly makes for uplifting viewing. Em 4 Jay follows closely on the heels of Neil Armfield’s acclaimed Candy, which similarly delved into this depressing milieu of drug abuse and [...]

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