Archive for October, 1999

Cookie’s Fortune

Cookie’s Fortune

| October 18, 1999

If you’re in the mood for some dark antebellum fun, check out the recent video release of Robert Altman’s film. With a cast of notable actors playing some very quirky characters, you?re likely to wonder whether you’re catching a repeat viewing of “To Kill a Mockingbird” or “Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte.” Led by veteran actress […]

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The Limey

The Limey

| October 18, 1999

In The Limey, Terence Stamp plays Wilson, an English ex-con trying to find out the real cause behind his daughter Jenny’s death. She is supposed to have died in a car accident on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles; one of those treacherous, winding roads in the LA hills. Despite being described by Jenny’s friend (Lesley […]

Ken Russell: Success with Excess

Ken Russell: Success with Excess

| October 12, 1999

I first became a Ken Russell fan in high school, when I saw most of his 1970’s work in art-house showings. What drew me to his films was the controversy they caused. Some scandal or another always accompanied his latest effort and, for a rebellious teen, there’s no better recommendation for an artist than that […]

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Three Kings

Three Kings

| October 6, 1999

On the surface, Three Kings is about four soldiers going AWOL during the last days of Operation Desert Storm in order to steal the gold bullion that Saddam Hussein stole from the Kuwaitis. The previews give us explosions and wisecracks to a ’60’s beat that inspires a sense of Vietnam nostalgia. But, hold on, this […]

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American Beauty

American Beauty

| October 1, 1999

Unless you’ve been in a coma for the last couple of weeks, then you likely already know that reviews for American Beauty are off the charts. In short, it’s one of the best films on American culture made in recent memory, and comparisons with The Graduate are more than justified. There are virtually no flaws […]

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