Author Archive: abraham.laura

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Elling

Elling

| September 25, 2002

When one imagines Norwegian film many people do not normally think lighthearted, comical cinema. I have to admit I think long drawn out character studies directed with a darker vision, such as an Ingmar Bergman film. After viewing Elling, my preconceived notions of Norwegian cinema were shattered. Elling, directed by Petter Næss, is a heartfelt […]

Possession

Possession

| September 5, 2002

Neil Labute, the director who brought us In the Company of Men and Nurse Betty seems to have softened up a bit for his most recent feature, Possession. In this directorial attempt he ushers us into a gentler time and place with a story of romance and mystery. Possession is a film about two different […]

March

March

| August 17, 2002

Director, James Mercurio received an M.A. and a Hopwood Award from University of Michigan. Currently, he is a frequent contributor to the magazine Creative Screenwriting. In one article he sums up his necessities for a good movie, “In art, I value darkness, complexity and ambiguity because they mirror honest feelings.” Me, too! And candy. I […]

The Master of Disguise

The Master of Disguise

| August 14, 2002

I went to see Master of Disguise on Saturday and I want – no, I insist – on an apology from Dana Carvey, and from the doctors that saved his life. Before all you happy-go-lucky, nice and sweet types start bashing me assuming I am asking for the death of Dana Carvey, hear me out. […]

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Sunshine State

Sunshine State

| August 10, 2002

My first introduction to John Sayles was his brilliantly realized independent film, The Brother from Another Planet (1984). As I watched him flesh out political ideas using his actors and a strong story instead of spoon-feeding the audience with tired expressions, I remember thinking this director had a way with filmmaking that others lacked. He […]

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The Powerpuff Girls Movie

The Powerpuff Girls Movie

| July 6, 2002

Girls kick butt!!! And don’t you forget it!!! Sugar and spice and everything nice is what little girls are made of. Add some chemical X and you get the bug-eyed little freaks called The Powerpuff Girls. I went to see this movie with my husband and was pleasantly surprised with the audience of mostly adult […]

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Cherish

Cherish

| July 1, 2002

After watching the movie Cherish I was at a loss for the significance of the title. I could not come up with an explanation why director, Finn Taylor, would choose the word ‘cherish’ as the title for his movie. It occurred to me today while I was at the lake. I gazed around me at […]

Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo

| June 19, 2002

Let me first say that I was never a big Scooby Doo fan. I didn’t hate the original kid’s cartoon program, but I sure as Hell wouldn’t miss any other show to watch it. If it happened to be on and I wasn’t busy picking dirt from my toenails I would watch it. I always […]