Archive for November, 2002

The Man from Elysian Fields

The Man from Elysian Fields

| November 2, 2002

Some people will go to any length to get what they want. In The Man From Elysian Fields, a writer chooses to become a male escort rather than admit to his wife that he cannot support her and his son. Elysian Fields is the story of Byron (Andy Garcia), a novelist who struggled for years […]

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Invincible

Invincible

| November 2, 2002

After many years in documentary, Werner Herzog returns to narrative filmmaking with a modest film based on a true story. Real-life bodybuilder and strongman Jouko Ahola plays Zishe Breitbart, the incredibly strong son of a Polish Blacksmith, who is encouraged by a roving talent agent to go to pre-World War II Berlin. Though Breitbart’s father […]

Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship

| November 2, 2002

Horror films are evidently the hot thing right now. And I don’t mean because of Halloween. But rather the notion that horror films are effective outlets for audience’s anxieties about the world around them. This theory doesn’t necessarily require that the horror film parallel metaphorically the real life events creating that anxiety, though one can […]

Below

Below

| November 2, 2002

It seems likely that a story written by the man responsible for the murky psychological nightmares of Pi and Requiem for a Dream would deal with some mind games. The trick to Below is that it’s not just a psychological thriller, it’s also a ghost story, a murder mystery and a submarine suspenser. Unfortunately, while […]