THE SWAMP (La Ciénaga)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 102 minutes

They’re alcoholics. And their four teen kids seem to be in gruesome accidents or fights every day…


Posted on August 27, 2003 by

WONDROUS OBLIVION

2 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003 REVIEW! There are extremely heavy echoes of both “Billy Elliot” and “East Is East,” but Morrison doesn’t seem clear where he’s going…


Posted on August 22, 2003 by

COMANDANTE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003 REVIEW! In February 2002, filmmaker Oliver Stone spent three days with Fidel Castro. From some 30 hours of tape he assembles this captivating documentary…


Posted on August 22, 2003 by

NOI THE ALBINO (Noi albinoi)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003 REVIEW! This quirky Icelandic fable is an intriguing and extremely clever blending of comedy, tragedy and coming-of-age angst…


Posted on August 19, 2003 by

FRIDAY NIGHT (Vendredi Soir)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003 REVIEW! But more than a narrative film, this is a current of emotion washing across the screen for 90 minutes…


Posted on August 19, 2003 by

BELLEVILLE RENDEZ-VOUS (Les Triplettes de Belleville)

5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2003 REVIEW! If there’s any justice in the world, French animator Sylvain Chomet will be handed the Animated Feature Oscar in February for this fantastic little film…


Posted on August 16, 2003 by

BOESMAN & LENA

2 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

Her rants provide the film with its substance, as she and Boesman struggle with their difficult, strained and, yes, oppressed relationship …


Posted on August 13, 2003 by

BEAU TRAVAIL

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

The film basically consists of endless shots of the shirtless men doing what looks like thai chi in the desert. But there’s actually a lot going on under the surface…


Posted on August 12, 2003 by

BROTHER (Brat)

4 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

We’re not quite sure if we like the music and guns-obsessed Danila, whose deep sense of morality clashes with his narrow-minded bigotry…


Posted on August 11, 2003 by

ASOKA

4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

Asoka and Kaurwaki are madly in love, but events larger than either of them tear them apart, and Asoka’s inner turmoil turns him into a violent warrior and, ultimately, a brutally ruthless king. How long then until his heart is broken again?


Posted on August 10, 2003 by

BATTLE ROYALE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 114 minutes

A classroom of 15-year-olds is chosen at random and shipped to a deserted island where they have three days to fight to the death. Only one student can survive, otherwise they all die…


Posted on August 10, 2003 by

THE BEAST

3 Stars
Year Released: 1977
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

Essentially, this is a soft-porn fairy tale–and due to its sheer verve and strangely witty tone it is indeed worth seeing for those with a strong stomach…


Posted on August 1, 2003 by

ALASKA.DE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

There’s a growing spark between them until she sees his best friend Mischa (Blume) fleeing from the scene of a murder. They all end up in a cycle of violence and deceit…


Posted on July 30, 2003 by

CAMP

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 115 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! The cast is full of newcomers who are all startlingly talented as actors, singers and dancers. This is the kind of film you can watch over and over again on several levels, especially as you mine the script for knowing jokes about the theatre…


Posted on July 28, 2003 by

HOTEL

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 93 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! “Hotel” is like a big moviemaking in-joke we’re left outside of, poking fun at Dogme and playing on porn and horror genres with over-the-top sex and violence. There are some strokes of genius in this film, of course, but it’s just far too bizarre to work…


Posted on July 26, 2003 by

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