“THE CONSTANT GARDENER” GETS WEISZ

OSCAR NOMINEE! Given that she has only been acting in film for a little over a decade, the wide range of talent shown by Rachel Weisz may in fact make her Hollywood’s best kept secret. While she may not be a household name yet, her spitfire performance as the iron willed Tessa in Fernando Meirelles’ “The Constant Gardener” makes the case that she will not remain a secret much longer…



Posted on March 1, 2006 by

THE HEART IS DECEITFUL ABOVE ALL THINGS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

IN THEATERS MARCH 10TH! While many have tried to tackle the idea that “growing up is hell” few have been as daring, effective or brutal as Asia Argento’s second feature film…


Posted on February 23, 2006 by

ALPHA DEAD

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 11 minutes

Hot college girls? Check. Zombie mayhem? Check. Wisecracking hero? Check. Absolute mayhem? Check, check, check…


Posted on January 4, 2006 by

THE FOURTH

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

The Fourth” is a amusing, humble comedy about a few days in the lives of some dreamers…


Posted on January 3, 2006 by

FERNANDO MEIRELLES TAKES UP GARDENING

BEST OF 2005! Following up an international hit and Oscar contender is no easy task, especially one as popular as “City of God”, but director Fernando Meirelles has managed to do so beautifully with the subtle political thriller “The Constant Gardener”, one of the best films to emerge so far in 2005…



Posted on January 2, 2006 by

JOHN

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

There’s something appealing about the kind of conversation that takes place amongst friends after three in the morning…


Posted on November 30, 2005 by

MY BROTHER’S WAR

3 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 115 minutes

“My Brother’s War” is microbudget film worth a look…


Posted on November 30, 2005 by

STILL LIFE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 31 minutes

Harry Richards uses mood and ambiance to great effect in his unsettling short film “Still Life” chronicling the increasingly macabre day to day life of World War II era crime photographer Oliver Kane…


Posted on November 30, 2005 by

THE KING OF PLUTO

3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 34 minutes

Dada artist Marcel Duchamp once stated that “posterity is the judge of genius” and if that is indeed the case then perhaps in five hundred years the digital art of Mike Wrathell will be viewed as the great lost work of the twenty-first century, until then however…


Posted on November 2, 2005 by

EVANS AMERICA

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 44 minutes

How far would a group of twentysomethings go in order to try and change the American government knowing that the odds against them are overwhelming?


Posted on November 2, 2005 by

ZOMBIES VS SATAN (DVD)

ZOMBIES VS SATAN (DVD)
3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

Embodying many of the qualities that make Troma so endearing and frustrating is the “Zombies VS Satan” collection showcasing both Adam Minarovich’s “Wiseguys VS Zombies” and David Silvio’s “Meat for Satan’s Icebox”…


Posted on October 31, 2005 by

LUST FOR DRACULA (DVD)

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

Before being accused of overanalyzing a softcore feature I must point out that the movie goes out of its way to attempt to convey a depth it clearly does not possess…


Posted on October 31, 2005 by

REFLECTIONS

REFLECTIONS
2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 63 minutes

There is so little joy to be found in “Reflections” that the piece frequently comes off as too cold. Reminiscent of Gasper Noe’s “I Stand Alone…”


Posted on October 27, 2005 by

TEENAGE SUPERHERO PREGNANCY SCARE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

“Teenage Superhero Pregnancy Scare” chronicles the downward spiral of teenage Wonder Woman after she finds out that she has been knocked up by the Man of Steel…


Posted on October 24, 2005 by

SERENITY

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 119 minutes

IN THEATERS! “Serentity” is one of the all time best series finales…


Posted on September 29, 2005 by

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