A LIFE LESS ORDINARY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Danny Boyle Stars:Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm, Ian McNeice, Stanley Tucci, Dan Hedaya, Tony Shalhoub, Maury Chaykin, Judith Ivey Running Time:103 minutes.   Angels are occasionally sent to earth to change an ordinary person's life has been a favourite theme for film makers. Although this quirky, visually dazzling but sporadically inventive comedy/drama is probably the kind of film that Frank Capra would have made had he taken drugs, A Life Less Ordinary ultimately owes more than a Continue reading

LOVE AND DEATH ON LONG ISLAND

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Richard Kwietniowski Stars: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock, Maury Chaykin. From first time writer/director Richard Kwietniowski comes this droll, delightfully entertaining and dry fish out of water tale. Based on Gilbert Adair's cult novel, long thought to be unfilmable, Love And Death On Long Island is also a contemporary, lightweight reworking of Death In Venice, albeit with a far more comic bent. Giles De 'Ath (John Hurt) is a reclusive, high brow British novelist, who disdains much of the technology of Continue reading