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To Live and Die in L.A.

September 30, 2002

 To Live and Die in L.A.

To Live and Die in L.A. was a film ahead of its time. When it was released in 1985, it failed to connect with a mainstream audience that was put off by its amoral, unlikable characters and downbeat, nihilistic ending. What did people expect from the same... 

Monster

September 27, 2002

 Monster

A topic like the sordid life of America’s most notorious (and only) female serial killer who was also a highway prostitute with a lesbian lover is not the cheeriest, or some might suggest wisest, choice for your directorial debut. Writed/director... 

No Doubt: Rock Steady Live

September 19, 2002

 No Doubt: Rock Steady Live

No Doubt rock the house in their home state of California and take us behind the scenes of their 2003 tour. Director Sophie Muller teams up with No Doubt for the third time after shooting videos for ‘Don’t Speak’ (Their break-out hit... 

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator

September 1, 2002

 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator

If Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001) was a documentary that celebrated counterculture skateboarders of the 1970s, then Helen Stickler’s Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator (2003) shows the darker side of the sport. The focus of her film is on Mark “Gator”... 

The Happiness of the Katakuris

September 1, 2002

 The Happiness of the Katakuris

Rising star Takashi Miike puts a new spin on the modern musical, with suicide and dancing corpses amidst the romance and comedy. Known for his excessively gory films, it was something of an odd choice to announce his next project was a light-hearted musical... 

Matchstick Men

September 1, 2002

 Matchstick Men

Con-artists Nic Cage and Sam Rockwell find their biggest scam in danger when Cage’s 14-year-old daughter arrives on the scene. Director Ridley Scott usually favours big flamboyant blockbusters, so it was an odd choice for him to take the reigns... 

American Pie: The Wedding

September 1, 2002

 American Pie: The Wedding

Jim takes on his biggest challenge yet in the third American Pie film: getting married. Oh dear. Did a moderately amusing teen comedy really deserve a further two sequels? Well like it or not, the third film is now out on DVD to buy, stacked with extra... 

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