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The Score

The Score

| July 16, 2001

Everywhere you turn in The Score, Frank Oz’s crime film that is notable because of its extraordinary cast, you run into gates, and doors, and locks. And most of the time, once you get through those gates and doors and locks, you find yourself in shadowy rooms. Tiny slivers of light seep out from here […]

Sexy Beast

Sexy Beast

| June 25, 2001

The prevailing sense of dread that enshrouds the lives of the characters in Sexy Beast, as soon as Don Logan’s name is mentioned, is perhaps its director’s most effective achievement. Bursting the first section of the film’s bubble of bucolic, fairy-tale-ish ethereality, the mere mention of the sinister man’s name is enough to ruin an […]

Being There

Being There

| June 8, 2001 | 0 Comments

Chance the gardener knows nothing of the real world. He has, essentially, lived in a vacuum his entire life. As the gardener for a person referred to only as “the old man,” Chance has spent his life living within the sheltered walls of a mansion in Washington D.C. He was raised by the housekeeper and […]

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