BEHIND ENEMY LINES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Moore Stars: Gene Hackman, Owen Wilson. Behind Enemy Lines is just the first in a number of gung-ho, unswervingly patriotic, but rousingly exciting military-themed movies from Hollywood, set in some long forgotten war zones, that seem to have inadvertently tapped into the current international crisis as the war against terrorism wages. While war rages in central European province of Yugoslavia, the US navy’s finest aircraft carrier the Carl Vinson sits off shore and can only monitor and watch. For pilot Chris Burnett Continue reading

LIES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jang Sun-woo Stars: Kim Tae Yeon, Lee Sang Hyun Last Tango In Seoul? A Korean version of The Story Of O? This graphic Korean film about a sado-masochistic relationship that becomes increasingly obsessive and self-destructive has caused controversy in its country of origin, not least for its frank sex scenes and depiction of sexual fetishism, but has somehow managed to sneak through our censors without much fanfare. How times and attitudes have changed! Over twenty years ago, The Story Of O was confined to a release through the Continue reading

SPY GAME

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tony Scott Stars: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack, Stephen Dillane, Marianne Jean-Baptiste. Robert Redford returns to the CIA for the first time since the gripping '70's thriller Three Days Of The Condor. However, the engaging and clever Spy Game replaces the paranoid overtones with the more cynical and mercenary attitudes of the early '90's when the CIA was coming to terms with the fall of the old traditional ideological enemies and adopting a new set of priorities. The film has something of the seedy atmosphere Continue reading

MAX KEEBLE’S BIG MOVE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tim Hill Stars: Alex D Linz, Jamie Kennedy, Larry Miller, Josh Peck, Zena Grey, Justin Berfield. Max Keeble's Big Move is a lightweight, moderately amusing Home Alone clone from the Disney studios that holds some appeal for easily pleased younger audiences. Twelve year old Max Keeble (Alex D Linz, from Home Alone 3, etc) finds that his first week at junior high is miserable, due to the unwanted attention of various bullies. He also finds little sympathy or support from Jindraike (Larry Miller), the ambitious and corrupt Continue reading