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Haiku Tunnel

Haiku Tunnel

Josh Kornbluth is a funny guy. He has a nervous, jittery way about him, delivering his views on the world with gusto, while giving off a unique combination of being both obsessed and lazy....

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Green vomit. Unnatural head twisting. Unlikely use of a crucifix. These images from William Friedkin's The Exorcist have become so memorable, so iconic, that they almost carry an air of humor (even...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

One Eyed King

One Eyed King

Making your first feature film ain't easy. Assemble a decent, if not strong, cast, as writer/director Robert Moresco has done with One Eyed King, and you're already ahead of the game. But rehash...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Con Man

Con Man

Documentary filmmaker Jesse Moss was in the presence of greatness when he attended high school in Palo Alto, California some 15 years ago. One of his classmates was a track star of seemingly unending talents,...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Bowling For Columbine

Bowling For Columbine

No one will ever accuse documentary filmmaker Michael Moore of being even-handed. In his funny, somber, anti-corporate debut, Roger & Me (1989), and his two, eat-the-rich style television series, Moore establishes his stance (the...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Story of the Weeping Camel

The Story of the Weeping Camel

When the National Geographic logo appears onscreen before a film's opening credits, you might immediately think "documentary." To some extent, you'd be right. But if the film is The Story of the Weeping Camel, after...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Along Came A Spider

Along Came A Spider

When you think "movie franchise," you think Harrison Ford or maybe Eddie Murphy... but Morgan Freeman? Yet, with the middling $60 million take of 1997's Kiss the Girls, the low-key, dependable actor returns as...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

7 Days In September

7 Days In September

Historian, writer, and Nobel Prize Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel once said, "without memory our existence would be barren and opaque...memory will save humanity." The documentary 7 Days In September does an exemplary job...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Sunshine State

Sunshine State

One prominent theme has run through the recent work of maverick filmmaker John Sayles: the search for identity. A need to belong. A desire to know one's place in the world. Within...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

When you're the chosen one, like the boy wizard Harry Potter, expectations surrounding your arrival can be quite high. The same can be said for the film adaptation about said boy wizard, Harry Potter and...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Blessed Art Thou (A Question Of Faith)

Blessed Art Thou (A Question Of Faith)

I'm usually a sucker for a Disney movie. Blessed Art Thou, screened at the Boston Film Festival, is a Disney movie of sorts, but this ain't no Little Mermaid. The only Disney involved...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

Ashton Kutcher is a goofball. There are no two ways about it. From bumbling around as the clueless Kelso on That '70s Show to attacking his well-to-do friends on the ubiquitous Punk'd, this guy has...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Narc

Narc

In what may be one of the best casting decisions of 2002, director Joe Carnahan and the makers of Narc chose Ray Liotta and Jason Patric -- two actors that can project off-kilter rage and...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher

Lawrence Kasdan's Dreamcatcher begins with intriguing promise -- a series of icy cool, shape-shifting visuals make for an eerie credits sequence. Enjoy it while you can, because it's downhill from there in this Stephen King-based...

Movie Review posted on 1st November 2005

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