Archive for October, 2004

Primer

Primer

| October 28, 2004

If hindsight is 20/20, inventors Aaron and Abe have just given themselves perfect vision. In Primer, first-time writer/director/star Shane Carruth explores the implications of short-range time travel in this conceptually ambitious film. Weekend tinkers Abe (played by David Sullivan) and Aaron (Carruth) have decided to break away from their coalition of inventors to pursue new […]

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

| October 27, 2004

By 1994, his failing health had started to catch up with the inimitable Jeremy Brett, and so the filming of The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes was marred by his frequent absences. On one occasion (The Mazarin Stone) Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft, was written into the story to replace the ailing hero. Nevertheless, the strength of Conan […]

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Brother to Brother

Brother to Brother

| October 25, 2004

Brother to Brother is a feature length narrative film which follows the emotional and psychological journey of a young Black gay artist as he discovers the hidden legacies of the gay and lesbian subcultures within the Harlem Renaissance. Recalling the poetry of Marlon Riggs short Tongues Untied (1990), this film fleshes out the ideas of […]

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The Bird People in China

The Bird People in China

| October 24, 2004

What most audiences who have come to know the work of director Takashi Miike, expect to see cinema of the most violent, bizarre and macabre stories and visuals. However, many of his lesser known movies exemplify Miike’s sensibilities and wide ranging cinematic styles. All you have to do is watch Miike’s horror-comedy-apocalyptic musical, The Happiness […]

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Why Neal

Why Neal

| October 22, 2004

Why Neal is a film about Neal Hecker, an outwardly normal looking male with a disarming smile and a peaceful demeanor who is a very good collage artist, a simple human with a near child-like comprehension of many things in this world, but who looks just as average as any other nearly-middle-aged adult. The film, […]

The Third Annual New York City Horror Film Festival

The Third Annual New York City Horror Film Festival

| October 22, 2004

Opening Night Picture this… you’re walking down a dark, wet downtown New York City street and you come across a young lady dressed in a nurse uniform. Not all that strange, until you notice that her bright white nurse’s outfit she’s wearing is about two sizes too small for her, and it’s accessorized by jet […]

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Eulogy

Eulogy

| October 19, 2004

When a loved one dies, the response is usually immediate and direct. We cry, we scream, we wish in vain for one last chance to say goodbye. Here’s a question, though. What if the person who dies isn’t loved or missed at all? What then? How do you grieve? In its own way, Eulogy attempts […]

Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?

| October 17, 2004

“In Japan, ballroom dance is regarded with much suspicion. In a country where married couples don’t go out arm in arm, much less say “I love you” out loud…intuitive understanding is everything. The idea that a husband and wife should embrace and dance in front of others is beyond embarrassing. However, to go out dancing […]

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

| October 15, 2004

Vampire Hunter D is an enigma–part vampire, part human, he makes his living as a bounty hunter, and his prey is the most dangerous creature on Earth. When Charlotte, the daughter of the well-known Elbourne family, has been kidnapped by malevolent vampire Meier Link, Charlotte’s father commissions Vampire Hunter D and the renowned mercenary group […]

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Young Thugs: Innocent Blood

Young Thugs: Innocent Blood

| October 15, 2004

As the sequel the Young Thugs: Nostalgia begins, Ryo, Riichi, and Yuji have recently graduated high school. Unlike most young men in Japanese society, these three are definitely not on their way to becoming responsible members of society. But these three are already considered delinquents by their peers and teachers, and they soon find that […]

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