Before Sunset

Nine years back there appeared a film with a big impact, made simply and on the cheap, but in high style by Richard Linklater. This film, Before Sunrise united a young Eathan Hawke in full ascent (as the heartbroken American Jesse) and a “fresh” Julie Delpy as Celine, a French student, who meet by chance…

Be With Me

Love is quite an overused premise in the world of filmmaking, but sometimes, it can work to an advantage, if used in a more subtle, way, nothing too ‘in your face’. And that is exactly how the latest Japanese romance film, Be With Me is like.┬áThis film promises to give you an almost perfect saccharine…

Alfie

The pursuit of pleasure is an overriding, if unenlightened, human principle – in this remake of the original 1966 Alfie, the abrasive, brusque edges of Michael Caine’s Alfie are smoothened by the charming Jude Law, producing a flick with as little depth as Alfie’s love affairs, but with visual and feel-good features that will nonetheless…

3-IRON (aka Bin Jip)

With hardly any dialogue, 3-Iron shines nonetheless with it’s simple but poignant plot. Set in Korea, it starts with a guy who roams about aimlessly, living in people’s vacant homes. He is no thief – instead he repairs broken appliances and even washes his laundry when occupying the various houses. His life changes when he…

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Brought to you by the guy who made Shakespeare in Love (John Madden). Nicholas Cage and Penelope Cruz are good in this multi-national effort about love on a Greek island during World War II. But not good enough. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin tries to recreate the mood and complexity of the novel it’s based on, but…

Boys and Girls

Once you’ve been lobotomized by Cats and Dogs, the remnants of your frontal lobe are ready to be carpet bombed by Boys and Girls. And indeed there is a nice symmetry to the way both of these films employ four of the most common nouns in the English language separated by its most common conjunction….

Quills

Based on the play by Doug Wright, Quills offers a operatic and humorous portrayal of de Sade and his literary, sexual and psychological efforts. Those expecting raw scenes on par with the visions of his books will be disappointed, but those interested in Sade or those who simply enjoy intelligent period pieces will be pleased…

Good Will Hunting

It must be heartbreaking to be able to appreciate true genius and yet fall just short of it yourself. A man can spend his entire life studying to be a mathematician – and yet watch helplessly while a high school dropout, a janitor, scribbles down the answers to questions the professor is baffled by. It’s…

Autumn in New York

Think Magazine generally likes to err on the side of caution with film reviews. Autumn in New York, however, blows this caution out of the third dimension and into some nightmarish Rex Reed alternate universe. {iframe}http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=cinema-think-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B00003CXL7&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr” style=”width:120px;height:240px;” scrolling=”no” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ frameborder=”0″{/iframe} The film is so bad that critics were cracking up through pre-screenings ON BOTH…

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