Author: Jules Brenner Page 2

The Memory of a Killer

The Memory of a Killer

Belgian director Erik Van Looy must be a big fan of U.S. thrillers, because he just made one. His cast may be pretty much unknown in America, but that's for the good. As for upbeat...

Movie Review posted on 10th December 2005

Bomb The System

Bomb The System

The tagline for this movie, "Graffiti Can Be A Powerful Weapon" doesn't get it right. What this glimpse into the life of public wall-covering artists -- taggers, if you will -- really seems to be...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

De-Lovely

De-Lovely

In a darkened room an elderly man sits at a piano. He's barely outlined by light from a window, his face obscured in shadow. Then, a light fades up, spotlighting him, followed by light everywhere....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Manic

Manic

When troubled teen Lyle (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) goes postal, gets put in restraints, and is commited by his mother to a juvenile mental facility, we get sent there, as well. Suddenly, we're in institutional surroundings...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Guys

The Guys

There was much pain on September 11, 2001 when so many lives were lost. Some of it was very personal and close, but it's fair to say that it affected all of us, in America...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Nicotina

Nicotina

This case of one thing leading to another and nobody getting what they want is sprinkled with bad guys you don't much like, bad guys you do like, and a few pissy people you'd like...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Intimate Strangers

Intimate Strangers

Seeking therapy is one thing; this is something else. What starts out as a therapy session gone wrong because of a mistaken door is really a study in purposeful cinematic misdirection to create a case...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Incident at Loch Ness

Incident at Loch Ness

The first thing that catches our attention is the title. Already we're a little suspicious. It's not The Loch Ness Monster, Discovering Nessie, The Lake Serpent Revealed, or anything like that. It's an "incident," which...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Keys to the House

The Keys to the House

The film that carved a niche out for this one is Rain Man. Though The Keys to the House is not, by any means, an imitation, it is about a young person with a handicap...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Hard Word

The Hard Word

At first I thought it was an Aussie take on a heist film, with a clever angle on where one might find three cool specialists in armed robbery. Intriguing as that setup was, during...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Seducing Doctor Lewis

Seducing Doctor Lewis

From the small northern island of Ste. Marie-La Mauderne in Quebec, Canada comes this low budget British-style comedy. Think The Full Monty, wherein a group of working class blokes whose steel factory shut down got...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Frankie and Johnny Are Married

Frankie and Johnny Are Married

You're a successful TV director with a little hole in your schedule. Your wife is a highly talented actress who is spending too much time as a homemaker and not enough exercising her dramatic gifts....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Dischord

Dischord

This serial killer story is interlaced with an identity crisis between a married couple who are major music artists. It is also a flawed but ultimately worthwhile first directorial effort made on a shoestring...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Anything But Love

Anything But Love

The production values in Anything But Love are primitive, the story is derivative, performances are sometimes awkward and, yet, there's a reason it did well in eight festivals. This courageous film takes itself completely seriously...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Mamoru Oshii's amine sequel is more a philosophical meditation than the noirish detective story that provides the action. Illusion and creative vision pervade the animator's world of 2032 as Investigator Batou, a mountainous cyborg with...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Tunnel

The Tunnel

This 2001 production about East Germans fleeing to West Berlin focuses on one of many tunnel-building operations when the infamous wall was built in 1961, and centers on a famous athlete who defied his Communist...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Fidel (2001)

Fidel (2001)

At a time when Americans might be sympathetic to lifting the economic embargo on Cuba, when the public memory of its origin as a response to Fidel Castro's theft of the properties and businesses of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Being Julia

Being Julia

When you have a performance as fresh and audacious as this one from a movie star who doesn't average a film a year, it makes you wonder why we see so little of her. But...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Dolls

Dolls

This may not be the most boring film ever made, but it's probably safe to say it's a strain on the attention span. Only a director who enjoys some cult status, it seems to me,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Schultze Gets the Blues

Schultze Gets the Blues

German writer-director Michael Schorr apparently knows a niche genre with financial potential when he sees one. The first hit film that this title is probably patterned on is Jack Nicholson's About Schmidt, a movie about...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

What Alice Found

What Alice Found

Alice is a teenage checker in a New Hampshire supermarket (played by 25-year old debuting Emily Grace) and what she found was a wad of dough that didn't belong to her. She's also an adopted...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Down By Love

Down By Love

She's a 24 year old single woman who seduced or was seduced by her foster father when she was 13, following the death of her parents. However the pair came together, Éva (brilliant and winsome...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Maria Full of Grace

Maria Full of Grace

If I've ever seen a movie that better produced riveting drama on a low budget with no exaggeration of character or CGI effects, I can't remember it. This is a story whose fascination level rises...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Broken Wings

Broken Wings

The winner of nine prizes at the Israeli Academy Awards and a hit in its home country, this is the story of a family that appears to define the term dysfunctional. A mother who is...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

People I Know

People I Know

People I Know is a character study cum murder mystery that won't be known to many theatre patrons and won't be missed. It's a labored 24-hour journey with a worn-out New York publicist (also...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Garmento

Garmento

The writer-director-producer of this satirical exposé about the fashion industry, Michele Maher, may have worked for three years in the Seventh Avenue garment district of New York, but the experience was clearly no training ground...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Sea Is Watching

The Sea Is Watching

The art film world is watching... to see if this movie made from a screenplay by Japan's most eminent auteur, Akira Kurosawa (Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood), will bear the stamp of the master....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Whale Rider

Whale Rider

Just because a female director sets out to make a female empowerment film doesn't mean it can't be charming while rousing the troops. Writer-director Niki Caro presents this story of a Maori girl in New...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

We Don't Live Here Anymore

We Don't Live Here Anymore

Touted as a sexy and provocative drama, We Don't Live Here Anymore is an ensemble piece that strains the attention span as two couples engage in a musical beds tango. The actors are seriously exploring...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Winged Migration

Winged Migration

Rarely has there been a movie with such a literal title, but then it's science, not fiction. In that context there's no room for a title implying mystery or hidden meaning. Instead, it...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Advertisement

Suggested

Sam Fender - Hypersonic Missiles Album Review

Sam Fender - Hypersonic Missiles Album Review

Angel of the north Sam Fender has finally graced our ears with his highly anticipated debut album Hypersonic Missiles.

JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs Album Review

JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs Album Review

JPEGMAFIA is back already with his newest record 'All My Heroes Are Cornballs' and we doubt anyone could've seen this coming.

Mexican Radio talk making a name for themselves, the power of Berlin and kissing Mark E. Smith [Exclusive]

Mexican Radio talk making a name for themselves, the power of Berlin and kissing Mark E. Smith [Exclusive]

They release album 'Destruction/Reconstruction' on September 20th 2019.

Pixies - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 12/09/2019 Live Review

Pixies - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 12/09/2019 Live Review

Pixies kicked off the European leg of their latest tour in the sleepy retirement town of Bexhill-On-Sea.

Slaves - Dreamland, Margate 7.9.2019 Live Review

Slaves - Dreamland, Margate 7.9.2019 Live Review

Kent punk duo Slaves held up their pledge to headline a gig on the Kent coast this weekend when they once again took to the Hall By The Sea stage at...

Advertisement
Mark Butcher explains to ContactMusic how he moved from cricket to music [EXCLUSIVE]

Mark Butcher explains to ContactMusic how he moved from cricket to music [EXCLUSIVE]

The batsman is batting for the music industry these days.

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.