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The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

A soundtrack in search of a story, The Bodyguard will entertain you for sure, but you needn't keep your eyes open to enjoy the show. The movie does a great job of capturing Whitney Houston...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Yossi & Jagger

Yossi & Jagger

Clocking in at just 61 minutes (not counting the credits), Yossi & Jagger is a short story of a movie. In fact, if you remember your college literature class, you may detect just a touch...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

East Of Eden

East Of Eden

Elia Kazan's East of Eden packs as powerful a punch today as it must have 50 years ago when it introduced an exciting new star, James Dean, to a wide-eyed audience that had never seen...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker are lounging around their Greenwich Village townhouse reminiscing about the good old days."You know, Sarah Jessica," Matthew says," back in 1985 I was filming Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

You've heard of "the man in the gray flannel suit." He's the workaholic office drone who commutes into the city every day and struggles wearily to climb a daunting corporate ladder while dealing with petty...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Purple Rain

Purple Rain

Truth be told, Purple Rain isn't much of a movie, but it's one hell of a show. Just try to take your eyes off the 25-year-old Prince as he flaunts his unmatchable musical talent and...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

David Searching

David Searching

A young gay man is looking for purpose, happiness, and maybe even love in David Searching, but this low-energy no-budget effort never really takes flight. Why can't David (Anthony Rapp) find a soul mate? Maybe...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Close To Leo

Close To Leo

If you grew up bickering with your siblings, you'll be jealous of the French family you see sitting around the table as Close to Leo begins. Mom and Dad (Dominic Gould and Marie Bunel) have...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Rebel Without a Cause

Rebel Without a Cause

Rebel Without a Cause, the second of the three films James Dean starred in before his untimely death, is the movie that made him an instant legend. Released just 27 days after his fatal car...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Brief Crossing

Brief Crossing

Director Catherine Breillat has made a few very interesting films simply by taking a damaged woman and a damaged man, squeezing them into a weird relationship, letting them indulge in some troubling sex, and then...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Twist (2003)

Twist (2003)

What would happen if you reimagined Dickens' Oliver Twist as a tale of modern-day teen hustlers cruising the nasty streets of Toronto? Twist sets out to answer this question, not that anyone was asking. In...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

El Mar

El Mar

Though brightly lit by the harsh Mallorcan sun, El Mar is a film of tremendous darkness, a troubling meditation on history and violence and sickness of both the body and the soul. Set during the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Doing Time On Maple Drive

Doing Time On Maple Drive

Doing Time on Maple Drive was originally made as a Fox TV movie of the week, but you'll swear it was produced by Lifetime. Talk about a dysfunctional family! There's enough soap here to fill...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

A Thousand Clouds Of Peace

A Thousand Clouds Of Peace

The biggest burden A Thousand Clouds of Peace carries is its full title: A Thousand Clouds Of Peace Fence The Sky, Love; Your Being Love Will Never End, or, in the more mellifluous Spanish, Mil...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Moon Child

Moon Child

If you're a 14-year-old Japanese girl, Moon Child will be without a doubt the best movie you've ever seen. But even if you're not, this teenage yakuza vampire thriller/melodrama starring two of Japan's dreamiest androgynous...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Your high school English teacher was right: F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby really is one of the best American novels of the 20th century, and if you weren't paying attention back in school, you...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Porn Theatre

Porn Theatre

Would you walk into a respectable movie theater to see a film called The Two-Headed Pussy? Probably not. That's why Jacques Nolot's skanky yet somewhat interesting film, entitled La Chatte à Deux Têtes in France,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Cry-Baby

Cry-Baby

John Waters first went mainstream with the 1988 classic Hairspray and then defied midnight-movie fans who complained he'd gone all lame and mainstream by daring to follow it up with a full-on musical comedy. Set...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Nang Nak

Nang Nak

Spend a little time in Thailand, and you'll quickly realize that the Thais are among the most superstitious people on Earth. You'd better make those daily offerings to the monks, and you'd better light that...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

So Close

So Close

They're beautiful sisters. They're high-heeled hackers. They're ruthless assassins. What more do you need to know? In So Close, Lynn (Qi Shu) and Sue (Vicki Zhao) kick serious ass all over Hong Kong while the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Together (2002)

Together (2002)

In his nine feature films, Chinese auteur Chen Kaige has given Western audiences amazing opportunities to learn the ins and outs of China's tumultuous history, most notably in Temptress Moon, The Emperor and the Assassin,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Flipper

Flipper

Sit your kids down in front of Flipper, and they may not know what hit them. This Kennedy-era classic has everything today's overstimulated rugrats never get to see anymore: real kids, real parents, and real...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Jan Dara

Jan Dara

Jan Dara, a Thai import adapted from a well-known Thai novel by the feverish mind of writer/director Nonzee Nimibutr, is a thoughtful tone poem about the bonds between father and son and the importance of...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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