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  1. Wong's the man

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... non-American films because most distributors have stopped showing them. Great movies such as Lars von Trier's Dogville screen quickly and disappear, drowned out by the babble of Hollywood. But one ... Antonioni's names were in the early 1970s. This month, American film magazines Film Comment and Cineaste both ran Wong on their covers, the latter including a four- part analysis of his work. Rotten ...

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    Film Review: Deliver Us From Evil starts strong then falters

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 11:18pm by Richard James Havis

    ... procedural and the supernatural. The gritty atmosphere, coupled with some thoughtful acting almost elevates the film from genre fare to drama. Taking place in New York City's Bronx borough, ... in presenting archaic ideas with the trappings of logic and reason. Halfway through the film, with Mendoza spouting the usual supernatural gobbledygook, Deliver Us from Evil spirals down ...

  3. Diaz's never-ending story of amnesia, apathy, sex, lies and Marcos

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... to change things- for the worse. Evolution shows how a diet of trashy radio dramas, comic books and sex films was encouraged in the rural areas. Trash culture filled the minds of the villagers ... listening to radio dramas, watching sex films and reading comics that they didn't think about the real world. All that rubbish helped to obscure what Marcos was doing.' ...

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    Film review: Escape Plan

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 10:38pm by Richard James Havis

    ... and Schwarzenegger gets to let rip with some big machine guns. Stallone was considered a bit of a lunkhead in films such as Rambo, but the 1997 drama Cop Land showed that there is a genuine actor beneath ... prison escape drama. The finer details of the plot of Escape Plan are unfathomable, and the situations demand even greater suspension of disbelief than most Hollywood action movies. But its two ...

  5. FILM (1976)

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... naturally in a story about a thoughtful alien on a mission to Earth. In doing so, he elevates a good film to a work of art. The Man Who Fell to Earth, based on a 1963 novel by Walter Tevis, is an introspective drama posing as a science-fiction film. It does feature an alien, but there are no special effects, no robots and no pronouncements about the end of the world. Bowie plays Newton, ...

  6. Film studies: Ho-ho Hollywood

    Posted Dec 25th 2008, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... Richard James Havis Perhaps the most apposite film for a Christmas release in the US would be Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's excellent social drama Tokyo Sonata. In that film ... festive films are all about. Classic Christmas movies such as It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street tug at the heartstrings and provide a morale boost along with a helping ...

  7. FILM (2004)

    Posted Jun 07th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... It contains more conflict, drama, love, remorse and forgiveness than most Hollywood feature films. As the band's troubles mount, the film transcends its rock'n'roll setting to become ... But Metallica's Some Kind of Monster runs a close second. The film's true-life premise is as bizarre as anything that happens to the Tap crew. In 2001, relationships between the members ...

  8. Murder, he wrote, is a challenge but no handicap

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... attached to her. It's a tense drama, rather than a horror film- and the confused killer is played by wheelchair-bound actor Masakiyo Sumida. Like his character, Sumida suffers from multiple ... a reality. The director asked him to suggest a theme for the film. Sumida and his helpers decided a psycho-killer drama would be more fun than a worthy film about the problems of being handicapped. ...

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    Film review: Captain Phillips

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 10:41pm by Richard James Havis

    ... Greengrass already has an impressive résumé which includes the hijacking drama United 93 and the IRA movie Bloody Sunday, but this proves to be his best offering. He shot the film on real boats ... Richard James Havis Richard James Havis Troubled waters Captain Phillips Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi Director: Paul Greengrass Category: IIB ★★★★☆   This visceral drama, expertly ...

  10. Call of the world

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... ALTHOUGH YOU MAY not realise it from visiting your local multiplex, films are made in countries all over the world - and a lot of them are pretty good, too. That's the message of the Montreal World Film Festival, which had its 27th edition earlier this month. The internationally flavoured festival shows about 400 feature films from all over the globe. Romanian dramas rub ...




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