Archives for March 2005


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nicole Kassell Stars: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Benjamin Bratt, Mos Def, Eve, David Allan Grier. Most films dealing with child molesters and paedophiles usually demonise such characters and treat them as monsters and unrepentant predators. So it is unusual, and very surprising, to find a film brave enough to treat such a character in a sympathetic light. That this provocative and potentially controversial film works so well is due in large measure to the compelling performance from Kevin Bacon, an often under-appreciated actor Continue reading


Reviewed by Greg King Director: Wes Anderson Stars: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston, Noah Taylor, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Bud Cort, Seu Jorge, Seymour Cassell. The droll wit and eccentric style of Wes Anderson have become something of an acquired taste through his three previous films (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore and The Royal Tannenbaums). But even fans of Anderson's idiosyncratic style may find his latest and most ambitious film to date something of a disappointment. The Life Aquatic, which tells the story of a Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Sydney Pollack Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Earl Cameron, Sydney Pollack, Jesper Christensen, Maz Jobrani, Yusef Gatewood, Byron Utley, Clyde Kusatsu, David Zayas. Sylvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) is an interpreter at the UN. One night she accidentally overhears an assassination plot aimed at a President Zuwanie (played by Briton Earl Cameron, who had a small role in Thunderball before living in a self-imposed semi-retirement in the Solomon islands), a controversial African dictator from the African nation of Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tod Williams Cast: Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Jon Foster, Mimi Rogers, Elle Fanning. Faithfully adapted from the first third of John Irving's sprawling novel A Widow For One Year, The Door In The Floor is a dark, contemplative, and emotionally charged film dealing with grief, guilt and loss. This literate and moving film explores how tragedy can either destroy a family or bring them together during the painful healing process. Since the death of their teenage sons years earlier, Ted Cole (Jeff Bridges) and his wife Marion Continue reading


Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Don Mancini Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Billy Boyd, Redman. This one is a guilty pleasure, and how! In fact, Seed Of Chucky is the most fun I've had at the movies so far this year! Most long running horror movie franchises (including the main offenders Friday The 13th, Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween) seem to lose the plot after the obligatory second sequel becoming repetitive, ridiculous and even boring. But the Child's Play series seems to have re-invented itself and become fun. <BR> Seed Of Chucky takes Continue reading