Monthly Archives: April 2008

JOY DIVISION

Reviewed by GREG KING. First there was Michael Winterbottom’s 24 Hour Party People, which explored the burgeoning Manchester music scene of the late 1970’s and early ‘80’s. This vital, revolutionary city which gave rise to the industrial revolution two hundred years earlier also gave rise to some of the most important and influential bands of [...]

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THE PAINTED VEIL

Reviewed by MARCUS SINCLAIR Director: John Curran Stars: Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber Cinema (whether it be commercial/general or art-house), unlike other of the Arts: drawing and painting, sculpture, writing novels, poetry or plays, requires large amounts of money for its realisation. And those investing in it expect a healthy return on their outlay. [...]

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moritz bleibtreu interview

by GREG KING. “We could not have made this film in Germany ten years ago,” German actor Moritz Bleibtreu says of his new film The Baader Meinhof Complex, which opened the Festival of German Films in Melbourne recently. Part thriller, part historical drama, part character study, The Baader Meinhof Complex traces the rise of the [...]

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THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES

Reviewed by GREG KING. Director: Mark Waters Stars: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, David Straithairn, Joan Plowright, Andrew McCarthy, Nick Nolte, voices of Martin Short, Seth Rogen The market for film adaptations of literary fantasies aimed at adolescents has been very crowded of late. While some have been excellent – in particular the Harry [...]

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