Month: March 2009

Funny Games (1997)

This is the original ‘Funny Games’, Michael Haneke’s 1997 German Language thriller/ horror that was quite pointlessly re-made as the almost identical ‘Funny Games US’ starring Tim Roth and Naomi Watts in 2007. The film makes...

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Rumble Fish (1983)

Producer/Director Francis Ford Coppola demonstrates his genius in the making of this film. Having the acumen to allow the novelist to adapt his own work to the screen was, in itself, part of that brilliance. And S. E. Hinton...

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The Class

 ‘The Class’, winner of the Palme d’Or in 2008, is the latest creation of acclaimed French Director Laurent Cantet. It is an adaptation of Francois Begaudeau’s memoir ‘Entre les Murs’ or ‘Between the Walls’- an account of his...

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Sunshine Cleaning Review

Sunshine Cleaning will undoubtedly be referenced to as this year’s “Juno” or “Little Miss Sunshine” but the sad thing is it never really gets out of the shadow of either of those movies. It has the quirky comedy, dysfunctional...

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Vantage Point (2008)

Instead of the flashback, Vantage Point actually rewinds an event, then rolls it forward from a different point of view of participants. A challenging device for having any continuity but one in which direction prevails with...

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