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Avenger

Avenger

| April 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

When a young American aid volunteer, Ricky Colenso, is brutally murdered in the former Yugoslavia, his grandfather, Canadian billionaire Steven Edmond, is bent on revenge. Embarking on his personal quest to find Ricky’s murderer leads Edmond to Cal Dexter, ex-Vietnam Special Forces and the one man who can bring the killer to justice. But soon […]

Billy’s Girls

Billy’s Girls

| April 2, 2006 | 0 Comments

Documentary filmmaker Chris Deleo’s latest film deals with loss, loneliness, and feelings of abandonment. Billy’s Girls is about two women left behind when 46-year old magician Billy Naughton died of a heart attack in 2003. He left behind a devoted wife, Cathi, and a daughter who worshipped him, Kimmie. Each has their own problems, as […]

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Del’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

Del’s Best & Worst Films of 2005

| January 21, 2006 | 0 Comments

MOST ENJOYABLE FILMS OF 2005 1. Good Night, and Good Luck. From the film, this quote–verbatim–from Edward R. Murrow’s broadcast condemning Senator Joseph McCarthy’s communist witch hunt trials of the 50′s: “We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig […]

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Ballets Russes

Ballets Russes

| December 15, 2005 | 0 Comments

I attend the ballet, but not all that much. Even so, Ballets Russes is one of my favorite films of the year. I was struck by the amazing history of this brilliant twentieth-century dance troupe that began as a group of Russian refugees–most of them under 16!–who never danced in Russia but who became not […]

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Mobster’s Confession [Gokudo zangeroku]

Mobster’s Confession [Gokudo zangeroku]

| November 13, 2005 | 0 Comments

In the ’80s, Japan cinema was pre-occupied with gangsters, manga comics, and the underdog’s story. Increasingly, a strong shift towards realism began and the result was an unusual form of cinema that echoed the financial desperation of that era. Characters and situation were desperate, lonely, and grasping for anything resembling hope or change. It is […]

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DiG!

DiG!

| August 5, 2005

With comparisons to Spinal Tap it would be easy to accept DiG! as a spoof documentary, but unbelievable this is reality cranked up to 11. Chances are you may have heard of The Dandy Warhols, their tune ‘Bohemian Like You’ featured on a mobile phone ad, leading to huge success in Europe. But The Brian […]

The Consequences of Love [Le Conseguenze dell'amore]

The Consequences of Love [Le Conseguenze dell'amore]

| July 12, 2005

Paolo Sorrentino employs the language of film with poise and precision to create an elegiac and poetic prose, a hyper-reality that ostensibly looks real but feels like a dream. He utilises sound and aesthetics to create a quasi-spectral world, reflecting his main character Titta’s (Toni Servillo) own ghostly presence. Like an apparition Titta wanders the […]

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Cutting It

Cutting It

| July 2, 2005

WE, Women’s Entertainment Television, has picked up this popular BBC-TV series as part of their regular line-up. While not the raucous comedy of Absolutely Fabulous, Cutting It does offer the type of dramatic series most of America can relate to, making this new addition something most homes beyond the metropolitan market will likely tune in […]

Wanted

Wanted

| June 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

The harsh, unforgiving streets of Los Angeles are the scene of the original dramatic series Wanted, a gritty, edgy crime thriller that follows a specialized team of law enforcement officers as they track down the city’s 100 most wanted criminals. Gary Cole (The West Wing), Ryan Hurst (Taken), Rashida Jones (Little Black Book), Benjamin Benitez […]

Jimi Hendrix Deluxe Edition DVD

Jimi Hendrix Deluxe Edition DVD

| June 25, 2005 | 0 Comments

On June 28th, 2005, Warner Home Video will release the much-anticipated Jimi Hendrix Deluxe Edition DVD, loaded with extras and completely remastered and remixed to provide exceptional sound and picture quality. This is especially important since quality archival footage of this great musician’s work is so rare. Mr. ‘ mastery of his instrument, the electric […]

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