Monthly Archives: November 2009

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Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roland Emmerich Stars: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson, Tom McCarthy, Liam James, Morgan Lily, George Segal, Zlatko Buric, Beatrice Rosen, John Billingsley, Stephen McHattie, Patrick Bauchau, Jimi Mistry. Why do we need to worry about global warming when the end of [...]

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PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Oren Peli Stars: Micah Sloat, Katie Featherston, Mark Fredrichs. The Blair Witch Project has to be one of the most over rated movies of the past decade. It is also one of the most aggressively hyped movies, with its creators cleverly using the Internet to build interest. It was also [...]

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sergio Leone Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Woody Strode, Jack Elam. Screening at the Astor for a limited two week season from November 22. Italian director Sergio Leone only made a handful of films, but three of them are, arguably, cinema classics. Leone also become hugely [...]

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THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Leanne Pooley Documentary. What is the biggest comedy act in New Zealand? Yodelling lesbian twins! On paper it is an act that shouldn’t work, yet it does, and beautifully so. The Topp Twins are the world’s only comedic country and western singing, yodelling, lesbian sisters who have been entertaining audiences [...]

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IT MIGHT GET LOUD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Davis Guggenheim Documentary. Three generations of lead guitarists get together to talk about their mutual love of the guitar and music. But this fascinating documentary also explores the influences and creative inspirations of rock legends Jimmy Page, U2’s The Edge and Jack White, from the White Stripes. Unlike some documentary [...]

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GENOVA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Michael Winterbottom Stars: Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, Willa Holland, Perla Haney-Jardine, Hope Davis. Director Michael Winterbottom is one of the more prolific and interesting British directors with 14 features in as many years. He rarely repeats himself and is always tackling different genres and different styles of film making. His [...]

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