JOHNNY

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

Johnny is a disturbing little film that at first appears to be about the lives of squeegee kids but soon develops into the fascinating portrait of a narcissistic a-hole…


Posted on June 7, 2000 by

JUICED

JUICED
3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

The film interweaves a variety of caricatures and vignettes of diner life to give a fast-paced, amusing look at restaurant culture…


Posted on June 7, 2000 by

NEW WATERFORD GIRL

4 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

In 1991 my buddies and I watched “Pump Up The Volume” maybe 10 times. It defined the six month period of my life when I felt rebellious, angry at my parents, and wanted to scream at everyone for how stupid and insignificant they were…


Posted on April 27, 2000 by

EAST WEST (EST-OUEST)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 120 minutes

Yes, it is yet another Dr. Zhivago style epic spanning decades and playing against extreme political circumstances but it has lots of cool open water shots going for it…


Posted on April 13, 2000 by

THE TERRORIST

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

LOCAL HEROES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Even though Malli is only 19 years old she is already a trusted leader among the people of her camp in the Indian jungle, one of many such renegade hideouts…


Posted on April 11, 2000 by

THE WIND WILL CARRY US

THE WIND WILL CARRY US
5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 115 minutes

LOCAL HEROES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! I loved this movie. And I yawned through Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami’s previous works Taste Of Cherry and Close-Up…


Posted on April 11, 2000 by

CINEMA VERTITE: THE DEFINING MOMENT

CINEMA VERTITE: THE DEFINING MOMENT
4 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 110 minutes

LOCAL HEROES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! The film offers interviews with 21 of the biggest names in documentary and documentary-style filmmaking including Bob Drew, Richard Leacock, Wolf Koenig, Jean Rouch…


Posted on April 11, 2000 by

COSY DENS

COSY DENS
4 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 116 minutes

LOCAL HEROES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Who would have thought that a film set in the months leading up to the Prague Spring could be such fun?


Posted on April 11, 2000 by

JUHA

JUHA
2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

LOCAL HEROES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Aki Kaurismäki, the Finnish director behind Leningrad Cowboys Go America and last year’s Drifting Clouds, has created a movie more ambitious than Eyes Wide Shut, more audacious than South Park…


Posted on April 11, 2000 by

AUDITION

AUDITION
4 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 115 minutes

LOCAL HEROES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! The pace is not fast, not slow, the characters seem straight out of any corporate culture, but right around the half-way mark there is a slight mood shift…


Posted on April 11, 2000 by

ORIUNDI

ORIUNDI
2 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

LOCAL HEROES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Remember that awful Anthony Quinn/Bo Derek hot tub ghost story, “Ghosts Can’t Do It”? Oriundi feels like the Brazilian remake that nobody wanted…


Posted on April 11, 2000 by

KIKUJIRO

4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 116 minutes

LOCAL HEROES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Remember that fun-on-the-beach sequence from Kitano’s Sonatine? Well, here it is again but stretched out for two hours…


Posted on April 11, 2000 by

LOCAL HEROES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

A load of reviews from this Canadian indie film festival. Get the lowdown on films like “The Terrorist.” Stylistically, the film has the look of an Asian action movie with its wide angle lenses and liberal use of slow motion and the story suggests an Indian La Femme Nikita…



Posted on April 9, 2000 by

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