Author: Warren Curry

Mean Machine

Mean Machine

Paramount Classics is eager to inform you that Mean Machine, a remake of Robert Aldrich's 1974 film The Longest Yard, is from the same people who brought you Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Dogtown And Z-Boys

Dogtown And Z-Boys

For pure, nonstop entertainment value, there will be few films released this year that compare to the skateboarding documentary Dogtown and Z-Boys. Frenetically paced, yet cohesively and dramatically structured, professional skater-cum-director Stacy Peralta impeccably...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Scratch

Scratch

At the core of the documentary Scratch is an infectious love of the art form and world of the hip-hop DJ. While in the wrong hands this characteristic could spell certain doom and a...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Budda Heads

Budda Heads

I always welcome the opportunity to watch a film that depicts a part of our society seldom exposed in the media. In the case of Budda Heads, we are given access to the world...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Nine Queens

Nine Queens

You've likely seen a number of films a bit too much like Argentinean writer/director Fabián Belinksy's debut Nine Queens (Mamet's House of Games is the first that rushes too mind). This movie isn't shy...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys

I'll forego my opportunity to cleverly riff on the film's title, as I'm sure many will have a field day doing in light of current world events. Director Peter Care's (best known for his...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Secret Ballot

Secret Ballot

You'll be hard pressed to find a more un-Hollywood movie released this year than the Iranian film Secret Ballot. Writer/director Babak Payami is a fan of both the long shot and the long take,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Human Nature

Human Nature

If nothing else, writer Charlie Kaufman has created a style of comedy all his own. He is one of the very few screenwriters able to distinctly stamp his unmistakable personality on a film....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Das Experiment

Das Experiment

Talk about a riveting debut. German first time feature filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel storms out of the gate with his intense and intelligent thriller Das Experiment. Based on Mario Giordano's novel Black Box (and I'd...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Harrison's Flowers

Harrison's Flowers

In Elie Chouraqui's compelling new film Harrison's Flowers, the life of a war photojournalist doesn't just contain hints of peril; it's depicted as a task tantamount to serving as a soldier on the front lines...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Dirt Boy

Dirt Boy

Jay Frasco's feature film debut, Dirt Boy, balances contrasting tones in a manner that should lead to a bout of head scratching for most viewers. Shot on digital video, the movie's deliberate pacing and...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Last Man

The Last Man

Writer/director Harry Ralston's The Last Man demonstrates that certain distributors will release even the most inept films. Intended to be a comedy about relationships, this wretched work falls flat in just about every conceivable...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Quitting

Quitting

Director Zhang Yang's Quitting, which chronicles the rise and fall of Chinese actor Jia Hongsheng, is a difficult film in several respects. It's not an easy chore to watch a person's life crumble, and...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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For the first, and almost certainly last, time Cambridge indie rockers Mallory Knox performed at The Booking Hall in Dover.

Starcrawler - Devour You Album Review

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