THE MYSTIC MASSEUR

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 117 minutes

Occasionally funny, sometimes inspiring, often boring, the magic is minimal in “The Mystic Masseur…”


Posted on December 9, 2003 by

THE NATURE OF NICHOLAS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

SXSW 2003 NARRATIVE FEATURE! Bobby shows Nicholas that there’s more to life than hanging around in the wheat field. There are girls and pomade and necking…


Posted on March 14, 2003 by

GREENSBORO’S CHILD

GREENSBORO’S CHILD
3 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

Coon has unearthed a disturbing part of America’s past and present…


Posted on March 2, 2003 by

HELL HOUSE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

The way many of the kids are portrayed, it raises the question as to whether or not the participants care more about being a part of Hell House or to draw people to the church…


Posted on January 15, 2003 by

BLACK PICKET FENCE

BLACK PICKET FENCE
3 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 92 minutes

Goes’ greatest strength is his ability to get into the hearts of Tiz and his many other subjects. The result is a brutal honesty rarely captured on film…


Posted on January 14, 2003 by

AFGHAN STORIES

AFGHAN STORIES
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 59 minutes

In “Afghan Stories,” a handful of Afghan people finally get a platform…


Posted on January 14, 2003 by

SOYLENT GREEN (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 1973
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 97 minutes

Protestors are scooped up and taken away in garbage trucks and a man chooses to die a peaceful death rather than live on in the inhumanity that has consumed the world…


Posted on June 5, 2002 by

THE DARK CRYSTAL (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 1982
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 93 minutes

Without a human in sight, Henson’s world is an ambitious mix of dark shadows, strange flora and bizarre creatures. Although it’s made entirely from fabric, plastics and other craft store supplies, this is a place of enchantment…


Posted on June 4, 2002 by

LOGAN’S RUN (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1976
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 120 minutes

Life is all about unrepentant pleasure (read: lots of casual sex). But when the big three-o hits, it’s off to Carousel with you and a chance at Renewal, a modernist take on heaven…


Posted on June 4, 2002 by

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