Monthly Archives: November 2008

AMERICAN TEEN

Reviewed by GREG KING. Documentary Direcor: Nanette Burstein. Big Brother goes to high school? This highly acclaimed fly on the wall documentary follows five teenagers throughout their final year at a high school deep in the American heartland of Warsaw, Indiana. Documentary film maker Nanette Burstein (On The Ropes, The Kid Stays In The Picture, [...]

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QUANTUM OF SOLACE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marc Forster Stars: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Jesper Christensen, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo Giannini, David Harbour, Tim Piggott-Smith Running time: 106 minutes. A serviceable action thriller, Quantum Of Solace is not the best Bond movie, but by no means is it one of the worst [...]

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NEWCASTLE

Reviewed by GREG KING. Newcastle is essentially another coming of age drama and an honest and emotionally engaging exploration of teenage male friendship and the surfing subculture. The film also has a more resonant subplot as our teen hero, 17 year old Jesse (Lachlan Buchanan), tries to emerge from the shadow cast by his aggressive [...]

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CENTRE STAGE: TURN IT UP

Reviewed by GREG KING. Hollywood seems to be churning out these dance-themed films of late. The only trouble is that they are so damn formulaic! The scripts follow an obvious template, and they reel off their positive messages about never giving up on your dream. The original Centre Stage was a bit like Fame, albeit [...]

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