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Youth of the Beast

July 31, 2005

 Youth of the Beast

Youth of the Beast (1963) starts off in sobering black and white film stock as serious-looking police detectives investigate a double suicide. Cut suddenly to colour film stock of two girls laughing hysterically with frenetic jazz music crashing in. We’ve... 

Confessions of an American Girl

July 30, 2005

 Confessions of an American Girl

One of the hardest obstacles for independent films to overcome is distribution. Some films are relegated to obscurity by bad timing, lack of funds or, simply, they just aren’t that good. Such is the case with Confessions of an American Girl (2002),... 

The Terminal

July 29, 2005

 The Terminal

When you’re Steven Spielberg you can make any movie you like, so when a small independent-spirited true story about one man stuck in an airport comes along, he has the power to build an entire working terminal set around it. Such is the attention... 

Touch of Pink

July 28, 2005

 Touch of Pink

With the phenomenal success of My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), studios are looking for a low-budget, independent film that will have the same cross-over appeal. On the surface, Touch of Pink (2004) seems to be drawn from the same cloth. It features a... 

6ixtynin9

July 28, 2005

 6ixtynin9

6ixtynin9 (1999) concerns the misadventures of a woman by the name of Tum (Panyopas) who is having, to put it mildly, a bad day. In a cruel twist of fate, she is randomly fired from her job. She gets home to find that the elevator in her building is out... 

Alien vs. Predator

July 28, 2005

 Alien vs. Predator

It was the franchise slugfest fans thought would never happen except in comic book form. After years and years of failed attempts and false starts, the powers that be finally got it together. Hoping to capitalize on the surprise success of the merging... 

The Bourne Supremacy

July 27, 2005

 The Bourne Supremacy

Reading about The Bourne Supremacy, or indeed its predecessor The Bourne Identity, chances are you’ll hear the phrase ‘better than Bond’ any number of times and after the lacklustre outings of Pierce Brosnan (after Goldeneye anyway)... 

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

July 27, 2005

 Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) is a film bound to polarize audiences and critics alike. Loving homage or blatant rip-off? It really depends on whether you love or hate this movie. Personally, I was transported away to this cinematic dreamland... 

M

July 22, 2005

 M

Based on a series of gruesome murder cases that occurred in Berlin, Germany, M (1931) is one of the earliest serial killer movies. A city is terrorized by a man (Lorre) who kills children. The latest victim is a little girl named Elsie (Landgut). Director... 

The Forgotten

July 21, 2005

 The Forgotten

The trailers for The Forgotten (2004) were enticingly cryptic, suggesting missing persons and a supernatural element. Like The Village (2004), the anticipation level for both films was strong and both were greeted by hostile critical reaction and lukewarm... 

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