Archive for April, 2005

The Indies – April 2005

The Indies – April 2005

| April 1, 2005

From Gabriel Films (www.gabrielfilms.com) comes the superb indie documentary Liberia an Uncivil War, produced and directed by Jonathan Stack (The Farm). Stack and his co-producer/co-director, James Brabazon, submerged themselves into the Liberian conflict in a way that makes the “embedded” reporting from Iraq seem like it was done from Kuwait. Stack follows government troops and […]

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The Ballad of Jack and Rose

The Ballad of Jack and Rose

| April 1, 2005

Jack (Day-Lewis) and Rose (Camilla Belle) are a father and daughter, living on an old commune on an island off the east coast. They are almost entirely in isolation–Rose has never had any friends her age, has barely had contact with any people besides her father, a situation which leads their co-dependency to defy the […]

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14:Hours

14:Hours

| April 1, 2005

Johnson & Johnson Spotlight Presentations has made some very good original cable television movies. I have very much enjoyed the last two I saw, The Winning Season with Matthew Modine and the unforgettable Emmy-winning Door to Door with William Macy. So much for the old saying, “Three Times A Charm.” 14:Hours is the micro story […]